Watch Footage From The Tupac "All Eyez On Me" Biopic
The Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" is in post-production as of last week. As director Benny Boom, executive producer Afeni Shakur, and their team review footage, a clip from one of their sessions has hit the interwebs. The brief clip shows Demetrius Shipp Jr. (the star of the film) surrounded by reporters outside the courthouse. His impassioned speech is taken word-for-word from Tupac's diatribe during the proceedings of his 1993 sexual assault case (watch the original footage below).
Tupac Rails Against Donald Trump And Greed In Unearthed 1992 Interview
Rappers are finding ways to express their distaste for Donald Trump, whether it be YG and Nipsey Hussle's "Fuck Donald Trump" or Tyler, the Creator's "Adolf Trump" t-shirts.
G-Eazy Stars In Trailer for Short Film "Tunnel Vision"
In the trailer for “Tunnel Vision” G-Eazy plays Johnny Russo, a gritty hip hop promoter who has been in the game for 20 years, but has repeatedly lost everything due to the real estate crisis and a ponzi scheme run by his lawyer. The character and screenplay are based on the real life story of Antonio Salvatore Servidio.
Actor Tim Roth Recorded With Tupac Shakur At Death Row Records
British actor Tim Roth was on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” last night to promote The Hateful Eight, and the host brought up a fantastic anecdote about Tim Roth joining Tupac Shakur on a trip to Death Row Records in the 1990s.
Big Sean Names His Top 5 West Coast MC's Of All Time
For whatever reason, Billboard asked Detroit rapper Big Sean to list his top 5 West Coast emcees of all time. Sean is obviously a student of the game, and he's been listening to West Coast rap since an early age. He remembers getting into serious trouble for playing Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle at Thanksgiving dinner when he was 8 years old.
Word On The Street: Is Tupac Still Alive?
With the recent anniversary of Tupac's untimely passing, Pac has been on our minds. The anniversary often brings back conspiracy theories about whether or not Pac is really dead/who shot him/etc, so we decided to see what the people of New York City had to say about the topic for this week's edition o
Mopreme Shakur Details Tupac's Relationship With Madonna
Tupac's older half brother Mopreme Shakur sat down for an interview with VladTV to speak on the rapper's relationships, primarily the one he shared with Madonna. "We were doing press for "Above The Rim" and we were in New York and just like them, I was sitting there while Pac was doing the interview," he said. "Pac, Marlon, they did it together and then Madonna came down and sat right next to me [and asked] 'When is he finished?' [And I said], 'A little while.'"
Joey Bada$$ Freestyles Over Tupac Beats
Joey Bada$$ is in the Left Coast right now, and while up at Power 106 in L.A., he was asked to spit some Breakfast Bars. If that alone isn't a good way to start your day, then consider that it's Tupac's birthday today and so Joey spit over some 'Pac instrumentals for the radio show. Watch the video above as The Cruz Show flips through a bunch of beats for Joey to rock over. It lasts a good six minutes but the NYC native does not tire. Happy birthday to Pac, who would have turned 44-years old today if he were alive.
Raven Sorvino "Makaveli" Video
We've seen countless rappers pay tribute to Tupac in their music and videos, but Raven Sorvino's visual for "Makaveli" definitely takes things to another level. The clip begins with Sorvino recreating footage of some infamous Tupac footage where he taunts paparazzi in New York, spitting on them while wearing his iconic Detroit Red Wings jersey and red bandana. From there we see plenty of old clips of the late rapper, interspersed with Sorvino's performance, as she dons plenty of Pac-inspired outfits.
SNL Spoofs Katt Williams & Suge Knight's Arrest
This past week, Katt Williams and Suge Knight were arrested on charges of robbery, both accused of stealing a female paparazzo's camera. Naturally, the folks at Saturday Night Live decided they had to parody the story.
J. Cole Talks Tupac's Legacy, Jay Z
Steve Lobel, a former industry heavyweight, interviews J. Cole today for Blurred Culture. During the first part of their interview, the two talk about how important it is to have a mentor, and Cole talks about how he idolized Jay Z and considers him a mentor. They also talk about Tupac's legacy, and how J. Cole's mom instilled a sense of confidence in the MC, J. Cole's new Dreamville record label and more. The convo cuts short just when Lobel asks Cole for his top 3 of all time-- guess we'll just have to wait for Part 2 to find out his picks.
Ty Dolla $ign Talks Working With Rihanna And Meeting 2Pac
Ty Dolla $ign
The last time HNHH's Damon Campbell met up with Ty Dolla $ign for an interview on Wiz Khalifa's "Under The Influence" tour, the pair discussed his recent signing to Taylor Gang and his personal strain of weed. This time around, the conversation was more indicative of Ty's recent come-up in popularity, with topics ranging from working with Rihanna to meeting 2Pac as a child.
Waka Flocka Talks On Importance Of Tupac's "Keep Ya Head Up"
Waka Flocka does his best Rich Homie Quan impression (?) at the start of this interview with HotNewHipHop host Damon Campbell, something that should not be missed on. After that, Damon gets into Waka Flocka's past with questions about his old job as a dish washer, losing loved ones and more.
Maino "Tupac Problems" Video
After hitting us with his new King Of Brooklyn EP a few weeks back, NYC's own Maino returns today with a new visual for our viewing pleasure. This time around, Maino heads to church to shoot the official music video for “Tupac Problems”, a track taken from the recent KOB project. Video directed by H.O.O.D. Check it out above.
2 Chainz Names His Top 5 Rappers
2 Chainz stopped by ESPN’s SportsNation recently, in which he listed and explained his top 5 favorite emcees of all time. The list is fairly typical, but has at least one somewhat surprising choice.Check out 2 Chainz Names His Top 5 Rappers, the latest visual from 2 Chainz, released on Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2 Chainz continues to impress with each new leak, and 2 Chainz Names His Top 5 Rappers is no exception. It's strengthens 2 Chainz's already impressive body of work, which has seen positive change over the years. We're most definitely anticipating 2 Chainz's next offering.
Tupac Interview From 1994 Gets Animated
PBS has this "Blank On Blank" series where they dig up old interviews which may have been recorded on cassette but not filmed, and give them new life through animation. The latest visual piece is an interview from '94 with the legendary Tupac Shakur done by Benjamin Svetkey for an Entertainment Weekly profile.
All Two's: Tupac, 2 Chainz and Too $hort - What's My Name (Episode 46)
In this week's What's My Name, Broady asks lyrics for rappers with "Two" in their name. So Tupac, 2 Chainz, Too $hort... the list goes on. See how you would do and play along. Make sure to subscribe to HNHH on YouTube fam!Watch All Two's: Tupac, 2 Chainz and Too $hort - What's My Name (Episode 46), the latest video from HNHH, which dropped on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. HNHH's horizons are broadening with each new release, and All Two's: Tupac, 2 Chainz and Too $hort - What's My Name (Episode 46) is no exception.
Horse Shoe Gang "Small-Pacs" Video
Horse Shoe Gang
The first reveal from Horse Shoe Gang's new monthly mixtape series finds them spitting over Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and 2Pac’s "Thug Luv" and several other notable instrumentals. The first tape in the series drops on November 21st.Peep Horse Shoe Gang "Small-Pacs" Video, the latest visual from Horse Shoe Gang. It dropped on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Horse Shoe Gang's future brightens with every new release, and Horse Shoe Gang "Small-Pacs" Video certainly isn't an exception.
Jhene Aiko "Covers Tupac's "Keep Ya Head Up"" Video
Jhene Aiko recently performed her single "Bed Peace" for Rap-Up Sessions, and she also did a cover of Tupac's "Keep Ya Head Up" which you can watch above. Her EP "Sail Out" is on the way, as is her debut album "Souled Out."What do y'all think of this video? Peep the new visual for Jhene Aiko's Jhene Aiko Feat. Childish Gambino "Bed Peace" Video.
Gillie Da Kid "Confirms He's Playing Tupac In Upcoming Film" Video
Gillie Da Kid
While talking to Mikey T The Movie Star, rapper Gillie Da Kid says he'll be playing the role of Tupac Shakur in an upcoming film about Suge Knight and talks about other movies he's in.Thoughts? Did y'all catch Gillie Da Kid's latest visual for Gillie Da Kid "No Sticks No Seeds" Video?