The ever-controversial Shakur offers a great occasion for a close, passionate reading of rap and ghetto culture. White's understanding of Tupac's art will uncork the bottled up rage and confusion that attends the way hip-hop culture is produced and received.
In 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L.
A mismatched pair pushed together on a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland, Justice (Jackson) and Lucky (Tupac Shakur) have only one thing in common: they can't stand each other. But as their friends Lesha and Chicago (Regina King and Joe Torry) fight-and make up-in the back of the van, Justice and Lucky find themselves reluctantly drawn together.
Rap star Tupac Shakur had a glittering four-year music and movie career before his untimely death in 1996 after an auto-shoot out. Ironically, Shakur"s death and the circumstances surrounding it only seemed to fuel his mystique with a steady flow of greatest hits and previously unheard material which has kept him in the public eye. Tupac is one of the best selling rap artists of all time.
Stretch and spoon are two drug addicts who decide to go clean after a friend of theirs cookie goes into a drug induced coma. They encounter bureaucratic red tape however trying to get into a detox program and thus return to their drug dealer in the meantime. Studio: Uni Dist Corp.
A pair of world-weary vice cops spend their off-hours selling off their confiscated drugs and murdering their buyers, cleaning the streets and padding their own pockets simultaneously.
BACK COVER: A legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five. Tupac Shakur was the most compelling-- and controversial-- rap musician of his day. Far from being the insolent "gangsta" the press put forth, Shakur was fiercely intelligent, fearless, polarizing, and determined to make his mark. Darrin Bastfield grew up with him in a rough Baltimore neighborhood.
His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- remaining vibrant and alive. Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the pure art of poetry -- a mirror into his enigmatic life and its many contradictions.
Sullivan (The Price of Experience) strikes again in the arena of California true crime, exploring the sordid world of big money, gangsta rap, guns and drugs.