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Tupac lives in All Eyez On Me trailer

09.14.2016

As a thin, pale, nerd I often get mocked when someone finds me listening to rap music, so I’m glad I can take refuge behind rap biopics. I can watch them and be absorbed in the music as well as the real-life stories of the artists without worrying about being ridiculed. That's why I got a little giddy when I saw the new trailer for the film ALL EYEZ ON ME, which focuses on the man many consider the greatest rapper of all time, Tupac.

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The movie seems to be focusing more on the social turmoil around the time Tupac was hitting it big, and the pressure he felt to be the voice of a generation, and even the reluctance from the man to take up such a mantle. Actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. was clearly hired (among many other reasons, I’m sure) because of his uncanny resemblance to the rapper. As well, Jamal Woolard is reprising his role of Biggie Smalls from when he played the rapper in 2009’s NOTORIOUS.  The trailer has a nice, ominous beat to it, but the clips themselves move at such a fast pace it doesn’t exactly mesh well with the music. Maybe something at a slower pace would enhance the emotional weight. Still, the grit seems there, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Until then, I will continue to listen to rap music at a low volume when I drive around town.

ALL EYEZ ON ME starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Jamal Woolard and Danai Gurira will probably be out sometime in 2017.

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9:16PM on 09/14/2016
This looks like straight to VOD. Kinda cool that Biggie is back but I really hope they make a different one. F Gary Gray should be in charge of all Rap biopics after that masterpiece Straight Outta Compton!
This looks like straight to VOD. Kinda cool that Biggie is back but I really hope they make a different one. F Gary Gray should be in charge of all Rap biopics after that masterpiece Straight Outta Compton!
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5:42PM on 09/14/2016
Just played All Eyez On Me (original pressing 4LP set!) on the 7th (the night he was shot), and yesterday (the day he died).
Just played All Eyez On Me (original pressing 4LP set!) on the 7th (the night he was shot), and yesterday (the day he died).
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4:52PM on 09/14/2016
I was actually looking forward to this right up until they attempt to shift blame for tupacs actions and get into this whole race craze that all the racists seem to be soo obsessed with.at the end of the day tupac had a gift that very few people are blessed with and he destroyed himself because he wanted to be a gangbanger not because hes a black man,not because of oppression but because someone tried him and hes gotta be hood and what happened they murdered each other,it all comes down to
I was actually looking forward to this right up until they attempt to shift blame for tupacs actions and get into this whole race craze that all the racists seem to be soo obsessed with.at the end of the day tupac had a gift that very few people are blessed with and he destroyed himself because he wanted to be a gangbanger not because hes a black man,not because of oppression but because someone tried him and hes gotta be hood and what happened they murdered each other,it all comes down to upbringing,circle of friends and the choices you make.this movie instead of shifting blame from tupac should use his story as a message of awareness to young people about the dangers of guns,gangs and what the consequences of those paths truly lead to
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4:46PM on 09/14/2016
This guy's face is giving me the creeps. I'll give it a watch though.
This guy's face is giving me the creeps. I'll give it a watch though.
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1:00PM on 09/14/2016

Tupac was a piece of shit.

He was a useless human being that many called a poet. To me, he was just a guy who wrote poetry that acted like a piece of shit. He didn't preach to kids about staying in school and making an honest living.......he preached thug life and actually shot at some cops. Fuck Tupac Shakur; it's amazing the amount of people that admire that pile of shit. He got what he deserved in the end because he chose that life.
He was a useless human being that many called a poet. To me, he was just a guy who wrote poetry that acted like a piece of shit. He didn't preach to kids about staying in school and making an honest living.......he preached thug life and actually shot at some cops. Fuck Tupac Shakur; it's amazing the amount of people that admire that pile of shit. He got what he deserved in the end because he chose that life.
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5:41PM on 09/14/2016
If you grew up into the life that he experienced as a youth, you would probably have approached your career in a similar manor.
If you grew up into the life that he experienced as a youth, you would probably have approached your career in a similar manor.
6:55PM on 09/14/2016
He shot at cops that were drunk and beating an innocent person. That's a hero in my book.
He shot at cops that were drunk and beating an innocent person. That's a hero in my book.
10:32PM on 09/14/2016
"He didn't preach to kids about staying in school and making an honest living"

Clearly you don't know anything about the man. He wasn't preaching. He was telling a real story. Representing facts isn't preaching. It's called "the truth". Look it up some time...
"He didn't preach to kids about staying in school and making an honest living"

Clearly you don't know anything about the man. He wasn't preaching. He was telling a real story. Representing facts isn't preaching. It's called "the truth". Look it up some time...
12:25PM on 09/14/2016
He look like Tupac and Stephen A Smith had a baby
He look like Tupac and Stephen A Smith had a baby
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4:46PM on 09/14/2016
LOL. Nailed it.
LOL. Nailed it.
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11:04AM on 09/14/2016

Uncanny Valley?

I think I know too much about the production behind this film and 'Pac's life, having run site's about him and worked with the Estate and Outlawz and helped out on other documentaries about his life, to actually be able to sit and zone out and enjoy this film.

Plus Demetrius looks so similar to Pac, yet, not, that there's a weird Uncanny Valley thing going on here..
I think I know too much about the production behind this film and 'Pac's life, having run site's about him and worked with the Estate and Outlawz and helped out on other documentaries about his life, to actually be able to sit and zone out and enjoy this film.

Plus Demetrius looks so similar to Pac, yet, not, that there's a weird Uncanny Valley thing going on here..
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