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May222019

"Dead Presidents" director Allen Hughes to produce five-part Tupac documentary 

Raymond Boyd/Getty ImagesDead Presidents and Menace II Society director Allen Hughes will produce a five-part Tupac documentary, with the blessings of the late rapper’s estate.

Hughes was granted full access to all of Shakur’s released and unreleased music, writings and poetry, according to Variety. The project claims to be “the first definitive, comprehensive project on Shakur with the full cooperation of the estate.” 

Allen and his brother Albert Hughes directed the video for Tupac’s first solo single, "Brenda’s Got a Baby,” in 1991. Three years later, the rapper was found guilty of assaulting Allen and was sentenced to 15 days in jail. Apparently, Tupac was originally cast in Menace II Society, but had an argument with Allen and left the film, leading to the assault.

The Tupac documentary will be the follow-up to Allen's 2017 HBO mini-series The Defiant Ones about the partnership between Dr. Dre and music executive Jimmy Iovine.

Tupac was fatally shot on September 7, 1996, in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 25 years old. His murder remains unsolved.

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