In 1994, Tupac Shakur was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly’s Benjamin Svetkey and discussed his ideas on life, death, success, trouble with the law and the media. That same interview of nearly two decades ago has now resurfaced in a new form as PBS Digital Studios animated that encounter in their latest Blank On Blank segment.
"If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play"
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Yup, even the man himself 2Pac was a struggling, upcoming artist at one point in his career. And now what's surfaced is the representation of that: his first ever business card.
As you can see, the "Lyrical Lunatic" was also promoting that he's national chairman of the New Afrikan Panthers, a member of Digital Underground, and as confirmed in the video about the business card below — he wanted to call his debut 2Pacalypse Now at the time (which later came to fruition). Any more questions for 'Pac? Well, just hit his pager.
I know I would have just to give him some better design, which would have surely propelled me to inner circle status. If only...
After years of rumors about this movie coming to life it has finally been confirmed that a Tupac Shakur biopic will begin production in 2014 through Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. For a long time we've heard about different directors and companies being connected to the film, but now with a $45 million budget being in place (According to Deadline) things finally look to be in motion. There haven't been many details release because I don't think they gotten that far in the process yet, but it's said that Tupac's mother is on board as a producer and all of his music catalog is available for use.
I'm looking forward to seeing who they cast as Pac and really hope that John Singleton gets on board as the director. We make sure to keep you guys posted as details come about.
Lil Wayne performs "A Milli" alongside cool guy Justin Bieber, as Floyd Mayweather walks to the ring
This was a sight to see — one that I hoped someone put on Vine right away so I can relive how weird it was to see Floyd Mayweather, a rapping Lil Wayne (I think... his mic was on, right?), and a swagged out, out of place Justin Bieber on loop. I'll settle for the video, which you can see above ICYMI as well. Mayweather (predictably) got the W, then I was sleepy, and fell asleep on the couch. Just adding some personal experience for you guys.
This ring entrance still falls short of Mike Tyson coming out to 2Pac's "Ambitionz As A Ridah". For an early #OldSchoolSundays, watch that below. The equivalent to the above would obviously be if 'Pac was there to perform it on Tyson's right and then I don't know... Madonna on the right...
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Mike Tyson enters to 2Pac's "Ambitionz As A Ridah" #OldSchoolSundays
Talk about a story. Snoop Dogg sits down with Sway for nearly half an hour and about 15 minutes in talks about his friendship with Biggie, which precursors details I had never known about his conflict with 2Pac that went unresolved prior to 'Pac's untimely death. 2Pac was upset that Snoop was showing love to Biggie and Snoop recounts the flight he took with Pac, Suge Knight, and Death Row to Vegas that fateful week. Snoop says Pac ignored him and was worried Pac and the Death Row crew might do something to him... so he went to sleep holding a knife! Wow. Fortunately, Snoop got the reassurance from his mother Afeni that Pac loved him. Hear Snoop tell it at the 20 minute mark and if you got time, sit down and listen to the whole interview.
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Time with the fam is lovely today and I'll count my blessings for days like these. Days like these though don't have to be once every May. It's one of many days we could show love and special attention to our moms! I gotta send a personal shoutout to Mama Tibs (she checks GWHH daily!) — thank you for everything :)
And of course, for all us hip hop fans it's only fitting to drop a trio of mama-dedicated hip hop tracks, both old classics and new, for Old School Sundays. Up above: ...you already know. 2Pac paved ways with "Dear Mama". Down below: Kanye West's emotional performance of "Hey Mama" at the 2008 Grammys (still get chills from his delivery and the simple aesthetics of the visuals). Also, a new classic: Chance The Rapper's "Hey Ma". I have a feeling this won't be the only year we talk about Chance's ode, that he released for Mother's Day last year. We'll be talking about "Hey Ma", and for that matter, Chance for years to come.
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Kanye West "Hey Mama" @ 2008 Grammys
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Chance The Rapper "Hey Ma" f/ Lili K & Peter CottonTale (2012)