SA Release Date For The Rap Legend’s Biopic Announced

The much-anticipated moment is finally here and South African fans can get to watch the untold story of the life and death of US rap god Tupac Shakur.

The release date has been announced for All Eyez on Me – the untold story of Tupac Shakur. While the biopic will debut in US theatres on June 16, the South African release date has been announced as June 30.

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New Metro cinemas made the announcement on Twitter to the excitement of fans.

As a result of series of personnel changes, the movie project which was announced nearly six years ago could not be released in time for the 20th anniversary of Tupac’s 1996 killing in Las Vegas. Nevertheless, it will now debut in US theatres on June 16. Sadly, this would have been the slain rapper’s 46th birthday.

In the biopic, Tupac is played by upcoming actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. whose father was a producer for Tupac. Though Shipp is not well known in the acting world, a trailer for All Eyez on Me showed that he has a startling physical resemblance to Tupac.

During an interview with hip-hop magazine XXL last year, Shipp explained why he’s enthusiastic about the role.

“Why I took on this role is to give people a side of him that they never had. To really get a great understanding of him and his life, and why things ended up the way they did.”

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Tupac Shakur is one talented rapper whose life was cut short at the age of 25. Notwithstanding, he remains till present, one of the most influential figures in hip-hop. In fact, he still sells millions of records worldwide even in death and is held at very high esteem.

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