Today, June 16th 2016, Tupac Shakur would have turned 45 years old. This memorable gemini left a distinct impact on the world, not only through his music, but his passion for justice as well.
In honor of his birthday, the clip for his anticipated biopic All Eyez On Me has been exclusively premiered on Big Boy’s Neighborhood‘s Instagram account, featuring voiceover over “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” from star Danai Gurira, who plays Shakur’s mother, Afeni.
The film went through an eerie pre-production that involved a revolving door of directors such as Antoine Fuqua, Carl Franklin, and John Singleton. There was also a legal battle between film company Morgan Creek and Afeni, resulting in the rights reverted back to Tupac’s estate in 2015. The film secured veteran music video director Benny Boom then picked up the project, partial filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed in Las Vegas this past April.
In addition to The Walking Dead star, newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. stars in the film as the cultural icon and the trailer also introduces Dominic L. Satana as Suge Knight and Maino as one of Tupac’s associates.
Watch the new teaser trailer for All Eyez on Me ahead of the film’s planned Nov. 11 release date:
Celebrate and enjoy Pac’s birthday with one of our favorite videos, “I Get Around” below: