Tupac Shakur’s bio pic “All Eyez on Me” is the true and untold story of him (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset establish him as a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his death.
The minute-long trailer has left an impression on Tupac fans desperate for more. The movie is expected to cover the life of the rap icon, and since the biopics of rapper Biggie and N.W.A., the anticipation of the film is at its height.
However, some fans are concerned about the outcome of the film and that his story won’t be properly told due to other similar biopics that didn’t do so well.
Director John Singleton departed the project in April 2015, saying “the people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy,” and eventually passed to Benny “Boom” Douglas to direct. Benny Boom is known for building a catalog of over 200 music videos and made his feature film debut with the comedy, Next Day Air, starring Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and Mos Def in 2009. Let’s see how Tupac’s legacy is captured on the big screen.
Demetrius Shipp Jr. never had ambitions to be an actor.
The Hollywood newcomer stars as legendary rapper and activist Tupac Shakur in the anticipated new biopic “All Eyez on Me,” even though he had zero acting experience and never aspired to be a movie star when he auditioned for the role some years ago.
Tupac will forever be a symbolic figure in the hip-hop culture and we all are excited about this movie. “All Eyez on Me” opens on Friday, June 16.