Pac Lives On

 I have been waiting for this moment for the past year. The minute I caught wind of this Tupac biopic, I was ecstatic. I absolutely love biopics, and the fact that they are becoming more and more popular is simply amazing. This combined with my love of Tupac has had me on edge! So I’ll give out the disclaimer right now, this post is biased! Sorry, not sorry. Now before I get into the movie review, in honor of his birthday and the release of the biopic I am going to share a few of my top movies and songs from none other than Tupac Shakur.

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Top 10 Songs:

Me and My Girlfriend

Whatz Ya Phone #

Do For Love

I Get Around 

Rather Be Ya N****  

If My Homie Calls

Temptations

Pain

I Wonder if Heaven Got a Ghetto 

So Many Tears

Top 3 Movies 

Juice

Gridlock’d

Poetic Justice

All Eyez on Me (2017)

Overall, the production met my expectations. Demetrious Shipp Jr. has an uncanny resemblance to Tupac, so that definitely helped with believability. He also had Tupacs’ mannerisms and speech patterns down. The way the film developed centered around Tupacs’ prison interview was an awesome way to tell his story from. The movie covered everything from the attack at Quad Record Studios, the East Coast/West Coast beef, and even the infamous picture taken with Faith Evans. It seems no topic was really left untouched.

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The hardest part of watching biopics is getting so intertwined with the person and their story, and wanting the ending to be different from the tragic ending we all know is inevitable.  Though he had occasional run-ins with the law, he was an artist that made a great imprint in the world within a very short time. It’s so hard to grasp that he was just 25 years old when he was murdered. Yesterday, Tupac Shakur would have turned 46 years old. Though his image has never really died, he has now been given a resurgence and introduced to a new generation through this film. His music, films, and political mind live on.

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If you want to read more about Pac, I recommend Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary by Jasmine Guy or Got Ya Back written through the memories of Pac’s bodyguard Frank Alexander.

What did you think of the film? What are your fave Tupac songs? Let me know in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Pac Lives On

  1. Pac was a revolutionary. There were so many influential artist from the 90s; however, his name still rings forward. Someone may state that it’s because of his death; however, there have been a number of artists who’ve unfortunately died and their name still doesn’t resonate with the cultural authority that his does. On a lighter note, my sis, how do you have that list and not have “Keep your Head Up” and “Hail Mary” on the list?! LOL!

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    1. misashleyfaye

      I struggled with making the list just 10 initially I started with 5 and I had to make it 10 lol but I ended up bumping Hail Mary for So Many Tears 😣

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  2. I have not seen the film yet and I’m very picky about biopics! When I saw the casting, I was definitely interested. Pac had so many layers to him that went beyond his music. His music was really one of the soundtracks to my teenage and young adult years. I’m hoping I enjoy this film and that they did him justice. He’s an icon!

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    1. misashleyfaye

      Yes! I was worried that it would be a flop! But, I think they did a good job of fitting everything in and with casting of Demetrious Shipp Jr.!

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