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Tyrin Turner Reveals That “Menace II Society” Was An Answer To A Prayer (Video)

How crazy is that? Well not too crazy actually, depending on where you hold the power of spirituality in your life. But according to the clip above, the “Menace II Society” opportunity (to play Caine) came along in time to answer Tyrin Turner’s desperate plea to the Heavens from his front lawn; right as moms was really pressuring him to get a job and live a ‘responsible life’ that he did NOT want to live.

Los Angeles actor Tyrin Turner here speaks to VladTV about the chain of events that led to him landing the role of Caine in “Menace II Society,” and the group of actors and musicians he worked with on the film, among them Jada Pinkett, Too Short, and 2Pac. Pac, Turner says, read for a part in the movie but wasn’t happy with his character. “2Pac came into the reading. We all started rehearsing and in the middle of it 2Pac was like, ‘Man, I can’t get into this character.'” Get the full story above.
– Vlad TV

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Full Interview Of Treach Speaking On How He And 2Pac Came Up And The Aftermath Of The East Vs. West Beef That Got Stirred Up (Video)

You saw when we shared Treach talking about his homie 2Pac’s assassination and how it affected him on here, right? Well, that was just a tiny piece of the full interview… which we have embedded above for you today!

Naughty by Nature’s Treach sat down with DJ Vlad to talk growing up in New Jersey, transitioning from the street life to rapping, and what it was like experiencing the success of “OPP” and “Hip Hop Hooray.” Also having a close relationship with the late Tupac Shakur, Treach details their bond, what it was like at the height of the East Coast/West Coast beef and the reason he feels both BIG and Pac were assassinated.
– Vlad TV

Get some cereal, or lunch or whatever, click play and dig in. By the end, you will know why Treach and Pac were so close and what happened before the interview went so far left.

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Lord Jamar Asks Why Is Funkmaster Flex Is Dissing 2Pac Now And Not Back Then When He Was Alive (Video)

Remembering… There was a BET interview – back, back in the day – where then Death Row CEO Suge Knight was getting out after a bid and was addressing people who had gotten brave and talked big talk about him while he was locked away. He coldly looked into the lens and said [pretty much], “Be bad enough to say it to my face when I’m in yours.” Well, on any ‘fly talk’ Funk Flex had to say about the late Tupac Shakur, Lord Jamar is making the same point; plainly, not cold but real talk. Right or wrong, why speak ill of 2Pac now that he is gone.

Funk Flex recently made waves in the hip-hop community with his comments about 2Pac, and Lord Jamar is in agreeance with T.I. and others that Flex shouldn’t be talking down on a dead person. Jamar went on to say that he doesn’t understand why Flex is coming out with this now and not when 2Pac was still alive, but he questions whether it had something to do with his money being messed up back in the day.

Later in the clip, Lord Jamar spoke about rumors he heard that 2Pac did shoot himself in Quad Studios the night that he was shot, but it was only because he kept his gun off of safety in case a situation arose. To hear more, watch the above clip.

DJ Vlad

And it is certainly fair if Flex rebuts that truth is truth, even after one has passed. And there is timing to consider… just watch. Lots to unpack.

(For perspective, check out the Flex and T.I. clips and snips regarding all this after the jump.)

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All Eyez On Me (Latest Trailer)

“All Eyez On Me” is not just a career-making album anymore. Soon, it will be the go-to for convos on the life & times of one Tupac Amaru Shakur. The dude that plays Tupac, great casting. They got the dude that played Biggie from “Notorious” to reprise his role. But look at the dude playing Suge Knight though. Ringer!

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All Eyez On Me (New Trailer)

We posted on it last year. But then, the Tupac Shakur biopic was a year or so away. Now we are months away from the “All Eyez On Me” film release. Here’s the latest trailer for the film.

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Teens React To Tupac Shakur (Video)

Think the kids have lost their way in Hip-Hop when they can say Tupac? Who is that?’ while we have debates about Pac’s place in your all-time Top 5 list. Watch, as the kids get familiar with some work from the late, great rapper/actor.

Before you click play, how do you think the millennials in the video will react? Might surprise you.

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All Eyez on Me (Trailer)

Above: Trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me.” Tupac will be played by Demetrius Shipp, Jr. The film will also have the dude that played Biggie in “Notorious” (Jamal Woolard) playing B.I.G. in this film as well.

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2Pac – “Dear Mama” (OG Version)

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DJ King Assassin comes with the original version of “Dear Mama,” which includes busier production and vocal sampling from Yo-Yo.

(Rest In Peace to Tupac’s mom, Afeni Shakur, who passed recently.)

2PAC – DEAR MAMA (OG VERSION)

Kevin Powell Speaks On His Relationship With Tupac Shakur, Shares ‘Rikers Island Interview’ Audio From 1995 And More (Video)

Very few people know the turmoil that erupted between 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. better than Kevin Powell. A political activist, author, and journalist who first became known as a cast member on the original season of MTV’s The Real World, Powell made perhaps his biggest impact as a senior writer for VIBE magazine in the mid-’90s. It was there that he had the opportunity to chronicle the life and career of Tupac Shakur. He penned three highly acclaimed cover stories about the enigmatic superstar. including one based around an interview conducted when Pac was locked up on Rikers Island.

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Mike Tyson Speaks On How He Met Tupac Shakur, Floyd Mayweather, & The ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ (Video)

Hahaaa! Iron Mike Tyson got stories for The Whoolywood Shuffle. All that time working on the “Mike Tyson Mysteries” and he just met his comedian co-star a few weeks ago… and he said what about Jenny McCarthy… and did he threaten to f#ck Drake up or…ummmm…?? Wow! Hilarious! But check out how he met Tupac Shakur in the clip above though.

(Interesting view on Floyd, Jr. and attaining legendary status.)

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Classic Clips 1996: Snoop Dogg x Tupac Shakur Mobilize The Community To Vote (Video)

Remember when Hip-Hop HAD to say something?? Even the most gangsta, clowning around, sex-driven, smoke-you-down, or whatever rap act had to have a stance on, or answers to, the political questions of the day back in The Golden Era. Well, check out some visual ’90s gold: Death Row Records labelmates Snoop, Tupac, Hammer (yup)… even CEO Suge Knight at a political rally doing right by the community. Great clip!

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Film: The Tupac Shakur Biopic Is Set To Begin Shooting In June 2015 (Video)

According to this recent interview with one of the film’s producers, Randall Emmett (credits: ‘End Of Watch’, ‘Lone Survivor,’ 50 Cent’s Starz Original Series ‘Power’), we are looking at production for the Tupac Shakur biopic to start in June. This is big!

Morgan Creek is on board. The rights to the music…acquired and locked. Afeni Skakur (Pac’s mom) is executive producing. Green light! Believe it.

 

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NatGeo Delves Deeply Into Tupac’s Murder Investigation As Part Of It’s ‘Last Great Decade’ Series (Video)

If you were around then, you feel our anguish now. Twenty years later… and the investigation into the murder of one of Hip-Hop’s most revered… has gotten NOWHERE?? Well, at least the death of Tupac Shakur stays on the front burner for a while longer; part of National Geographic’s three-night documentary mini-series “The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?” Talk show host and actor Arsenio Hall, music video director Gobi Rahimi and rapper MC E.D.I. Mean (of the Outlawz) all in there speaking truth that hurts regarding the lack of progress in the case and the hunt for the people responsible for Tupac’s death. Too high a profile for ‘Pac (or B.I.G.) for us to have zilch after all this time.

“I believe…that if Justin Bieber had gotten shot in Tupac’s car…we’d know more.”
Arsenio Hall

The NatGeo series starts on July 6, 2014. Watch. Discuss.

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Throwback: A 1995 Tupac Phone Conversation With Sanyika Shakur (Video)

Whoa! Lots of good content and insight from the late rap artist, actor, and Thug Lifer on this audio. Listen for the name drop of director Antoine Fuqua before he was a name… and a reference to Tupac’s working on “All Eyes On Me.” Unheard 1995 phone conversation with Tupac (RIP). Play the ‘tape’ above.

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PBS: ‘Blank on Blank’ Presents Tupac On Life And Death (Video)

“I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.”

Tupac Shakur

Interviewed by Benjamin Svetkey in March 1994, the recording of Tupac’s candid comments was put to good use here; bringing life to the PBS ‘Blank on Blank’ animation. Something about the cartoon images moving, speaking in the video. Just watch and experience and learn from Tupac once more; no 3D technology required.

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Tupac’s Former Body Guard Frank Alexander’s Last Interview (Video)

This is the last interview from Tupac’s former body guard, Frank Alexander. You might remember him from his appearance in the Biggie and Tupac documentary. Haunting when you think about it. This is footage of a man in what would be his last days speaking his last words (for the most part)… including comments on the last days and last words of his friend. Five-part interview. Parts 2-5 are embedded after the jump.

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Jackmaster Solomon – “The 2pac Birthday Mix” [6/16/71 – 9/13/96]

Atlanta based DJ Jackmaster Solomon puts together this special mix celebrating the birthday of one of hip hop’s most prolific entertainers in Tupac Shakur. Once again it proves that Tupac still lives on through his music & into the future even in hologram form….

Dru Ha & Buckshot Speak On Their Relationship with Tupac Shakur (Video)

Duck Down records Dru Ha & Buckshot talk about how their relationship with Tupac developed & added a few funny stories in the process. Dru Ha mentions a Duck Down movie could possibly be in the works with all the stories that they have from over the years as well….

Tupac – ‘Watch Ya Mouth’ / NY ’87 (Unreleased)

Here’s a couple of Tupac joints that were previously unreleased where we hear ‘Pac going off on just about everybody. Dr. Dre, Nas, De La Soul, Jeru The Damaja, & just about every artist on the East Coast.  It’s interesting to see these particular leaks dropping on the web following accusations that Jimmy Henchmen is alleged to have had something to do with Pac’s being shot in 1994.  That whole incident alone changed history in many ways.  One thing I found to be really interesting with this ‘Watch Ya Mouth’ joint is Pac says..”Dr. Dre ain’t made a beat in 6 years.” That’s an interesting statement considering there have been many ghost producers who have been revealed under Dr. Dre over the years.  We also included the The Dogg Pound diss record ‘NY ’87’ where Tupac is featured along with DJ Quik & Deadly Threat going in on some more east coast artists.

TUPAC – WATCH YA MOUTH (DISSIN’ DR. DRE, BIGGIE, NAS, DE LA SOUL, PUFFY, & MORE)

THA DOGG POUND FEAT. TUPAC, DJ QUIK, & DEADLY THREAT – NY ’87

Tupac Shakur: Lost Prison Interview From 1994 (Video)

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