danaigurira: ‘All Eyez On Me’ is the untold story of the late, prolifically talented and seminal hip hop artist, Tupac Shakur. The film also profiles Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who I had the honor of portraying. As active as she was as a Black Panther and an advocate for equal rights in her time, she was pivotal in teaching her son to have an agile mind that questioned the status quo and a revolutionary’s spirit. It was an honor to delve into the crucial moments in history she gave her all to, including the largely under known Panther21 trial. A trial she was on while pregnant with Tupac. It was an honor to embody her rich, complex narrative in support of bringing her son’s life to the screen. As someone who has been a serious Tupac fan for as long as I can remember I was so thankful to be a part of this. I hope you all have a chance to see the film when it opens in theaters this Friday, June 16. #alleyezonme
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f–k on.”
“At this point I have a request for our fans. If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us — leave us alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.”
it just occurred to me that while Sana is obviously a Tupac fan, Even is a Notorious B.I.G. fan (at least he’s worn his t-shirt in both seasons). and then i remembered the age old ‘Tupac or Biggie?’ question, the whole West Coast vs East Coast hip hop rivalry & the fact that they were deadly (literally) enemies. coincidence or symbolism?