I knew I could put that Tupac tape in, and suddenly, things weren’t so bad.
Thank Hip Hop Reddit once again for unearthing a very cool throwback that I don’t think many of us out there knew existed.
We did know the influence that 2Pac has had on Eminem as the living legend saluted 2Pac on record before, in interviews, and executive produced the Tupac: Resurrection Soundtrack (superb).
But now, we see an emotional letter that Eminem penned to Afeni Shakur speaking of the influence of ‘Pac on his life and career and keeping Afeni in his thoughts and prayers. The drawing up above too… Get lost in this below.
An all-time top-tier favorite.
The Tupac biopic, previously reported in various stages over 2014 hit a breakthrough early this week as more details became revealed.
One of the film’s producers, Randall Emmett (Lone Survivor), confirmed in a new interview that Afeni Shakur is now on board with the project and as a result, 2Pac’s music will be included in the film. This gives the film that true authenticity and is really the first ingredient that a good Tupac biopic should have. Afeni was in a legal dispute over the rights to Tupac’s story, but now that all seems squashed as the movie moves ahead to its newly announced June start date.
Video with more of the interview with Emmett below: