If you asked anyone who was one of the influential rap artists of all time, one of the first names to be mentioned wouldn’t be without a doubt Tupac Shakur. He was one of the biggest and most successful rappers during the early to mid ’90s until his was tragically murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996. For Hollywood has been trying to make a film based on his incredible life story and now in 2017 it has finally arrived in the form of the biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME, which named after his 1996 fourth album of the same name. I saw the film recently and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. The following review is in an audio format. Enjoy!
Director: Benny Boom
Cast: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamie Hector, Annie Ilonzeh, Jamal Woolard
IMDb Synopsis: Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
Audio review by Bede Jermyn