Actor Tim Roth Recorded With Tupac Shakur At Death Row Records

Posted by , Jan 12, 2016 at 03:27pm

Morgan Freeman’s face throughout the video says it all.


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.

The genesis of the story starts with a long-forgotten film starring the two called Gridlock’d. Both played junkies trying to get clean in the crime dramedy, and in the process of filming Shakur brought his co-worker along with him to the studio. According to Roth, people were “just laughing at him,” which doesn’t seem all that surprising given the circumstances.

Then the trio of Tim Roth – “pasty-faced London boy,” as he calls himself in the video, Tupac Shakur, and actress Thandie Newton all rapped together. Roth reveals he doesn’t write his own rhymes, so he can’t recall what they were, and unfortunately Death Row Records has the recordings locked away for the time being. They’re probably the only remaining recordings of Tupac that Death Row hasn’t released posthumously.

Morgan Freeman’s face throughout the video says it all.

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.

The genesis of the story starts with a long-forgotten film starring the two called Gridlock’d. Both played junkies trying to get clean in the crime dramedy, and in the process of filming Shakur brought his co-worker along with him to the studio. According to Roth, people were “just laughing at him,” which doesn’t seem all that surprising given the circumstances.

Then the trio of Tim Roth – “pasty-faced London boy,” as he calls himself in the video, Tupac Shakur, and actress Thandie Newton all rapped together. Roth reveals he doesn’t write his own rhymes, so he can’t recall what they were, and unfortunately Death Row Records has the recordings locked away for the time being. They’re probably the only remaining recordings of Tupac that Death Row hasn’t released posthumously.

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