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This summer, the long awaited biopic of Tupac Shakur will finally be released. The film was directed by successful video director Benny Boom. Shakur was fatally shot and killed in September of 1996 at the age of 25. The movie introduces new young actor Demetrius Shipp, who plays the role of Shakur. Gravy Woodard, who played the role of the Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 film "Notorious," will be featured in the new film as well.

Tupac's rise to stardom

Before the fatal death of rapper/actor Tupac Shakur, he had a very public feud with rapper Notorious B.I.G. that eventually led to the epic East Coast/West Coast Rap war. Shakur began his career rapping more about political issues and neighborhood news, but it was his performance in the classic 1992 film "Juice" that gave him the spotlight he needed to take his music career to the highest level.

In the film, Tupac portrayed a psychopath named Bishop that would even kill his own friends to prove he was crazy. It was this film that fans believed influenced him to deviate from his Black Panther family roots and transition into more of a hardcore lyricist.

Getting shot and eventual death

In 1995 when Tupac arrived at Quad Studios, located in New York City, he was shot five times in the elevator at the same studio his then friend, The Notorious B.I.G. was recording. After surviving the shooting, Tupac then went on to accuse The Notorious B.I.G. of being involved in the shooting. This led to Tupac unleashing what many hip-hop fans consider the most lethal diss track of all-time, "Hit Em Up." The beef with The Notorious B.I.G. caused media outlets to hype the feud. This is what led to the eventual death of Tupac Shakur in 1996.

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He was fatally shot 5 times while riding alongside his boss, Death Row owner, Suge Knight. Shakur lived for six days after being shot, before he died in a Las Vegas hospital.

Tupac legacy lives on

After Pac's death, his hard work and dedication showed when he was able to release many posthumous albums. In 2017, Tupac will be inducted into the Rock N Roll hall of fame. Considering that he was a hip-hop artist, that will put him in the same company as NWA for being the only hip-hop artists to do so. "All Eyes on Me" will be released in theaters on June 16, 2017. The movie should cover plenty of important events that occurred during the legendary career of Tupac Shakur. The film was written by Jeremy Haft.