Series on Tupac Shakurs activism alongside mother Afeni is on the way and yes please
A series based on Tupacs activism alongside his mother Afeni has been commissioned, with Outlaw hitting screens soon.
The major series will see five episodes put together, with the title Outlaw: The Saga Of Afeni And Tupac Shakur.
Slated for the FX Channel, it will focus on the work of the legendary late rapper and his activist mother, who was a member of the Black Panther movement also became an author.
It will be directed by Allen Hughes, who directed music videos for Tupac in the past, as well as NWA.
Hes also the man behind 2017 docuseries The Defiant Ones, which looked at the careers of Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Hughes also directed seminal hip hop films Menace II Society and Dead Presidents.
The rappers feelings on his mother were encapsulated in song Dear Mama in 1995, where the lyrics illustrated the fraught but loving relationship between the two.
When I was young me and my mama had beef / Seventeen years old kicked out on the streets, he rapped.
Though back at the time, I never thought Id see her face / Aint a woman alive that could take my mamas place.
Along with the series on Tupac and his ma, FX also announced Hip Hop Untold, a six-parter that will focus on the yet-to-be-named power brokers of the music world who operate from the shadows of hip hop.
Tupac died in 1996 when he was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas – his killer has never been caught. While Afeni died of a heart attack in 2016.
The death of the superstar still intrigues the masses decades on, with a live show reportedly taking place to examine the evidence behind both Tupac and Notorious B.I.Gs death.
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The deaths of both artists have been unsolved mysteries for over two decades now and the constant topic of many conspiracy theories.
And now, fans will be able to watch the cases be examined in front of their very eyes, reported 9News in Australia in June.
After Tupacs death, Notorious B.I.G, also known as Biggie Smalls, died a similar death after being gunned down in Los Angeles six months later in March 1997.
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