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Tupac’s Mom Explains Her Unique Parenting Style In A Teaser For The FX Docuseries, ‘Dear Mama’

This fall, a new docuseries about Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur, is coming to FX and Hulu. Dear Mama offers “an intimate wide-angle portrait of the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American history, whose unified message of freedom, equality, persecution, and justice are more relevant today than ever.” The series is directed by Allen Hughes and will air on FX and appear on Hulu the next day. Since yesterday was Mother’s Day, FX shared a teaser from the show featuring Afeni explaining her unique parenting style.
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How Tupac’s Mother Afeni Shakur Once Took On The NYPD As A Black Panther In 1970 — And Won

Before dying on May 2, 2016, Afeni Shakur was a political activist who took on the NYPD while facing a 350-year sentence — and pregnant with Tupac. In 1995, rap legend Tupac Shakur wrote a love letter to his mother. Though the song “Dear Mama” pulled no punches and openly admitted that Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, had an addiction to crack while struggling as “a poor single mother on welfare,” it also expressed Tupac’s gratitude and reverence for her despite the challenges she endured.
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TBT: Madonna and Tupac Secretly Dated in the Early '90s

Who: Grammy-award-winning singer (and the ultimate "Material Girl"), Madonna, 63, and the beloved West Coast rapper and Hip Hop Hall of Fame inductee, Tupac Shakur, who tragically passed away at the age of 25. He would've turned 51 this year. How They Met: While Madonna is sly about the details,...
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Symphony orchestra honors Tupac, Notorious B.I.G.

INDIANAPOLIS– March 16 is the world premiere of “Resurrection Mixtape.” The performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra fuses classical music with some of the biggest hits from the late rappers Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The unusual combination is part of the ISO’s uncharted series. We...
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Rick Ross Says Nipsey Hussle And Young Dolph’s Deaths Are ‘Equivalent Or Greater’ To That Of Biggie And Tupac’s

Last fall marked the 25th anniversary of Tupac’s death. Meanwhile, next month will mark the 25th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death. Since their deaths, hip-hop has experienced the loss of other major rappers. Some examples include Nipsey Hussle and Young Dolph, who were shot and killed in 2019 and 2021, respectively.During a recent interview with HotNewHipHop, Rick Ross spoke about how impactful their deaths were to this generation.
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Afeni Shakur, political activist and mother of Tupac, to be subject of new biopic

A biopic of Afeni Shakur – the late mother of Tupac and a prominent member of the Black Panther party – is in the works. Titled Peace, Love & Respect; The Afeni Shakur/Panther 21 Story, the film has the full approval of the Shakur estate, while actor/writer/director Jasmine Guy and writer/director Jamal Joseph are both involved as executive producers. Dina LaPolt, who worked with the Shakur estate for a number of years, is also listed as a producer.
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Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac, to get her own biopic

A biopic on the life of Afeni Shakur, the mother of Tupac Shakur, has been announced. Peace, Love & Respect; the Afeni Shakur/Panther 21 story will follow a crucial two years in her life between 1969 and 1971, and her involvement in the Black Panther Party. Afeni, who passed away...
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Jimmy Kimmel on Kanye West’s Pete Davidson track: ‘This reminds me of when Tupac wrote a diss track about Andy Samberg’

Jimmy Kimmel has waded into the one-sided feud between Ye (the artist formerly known as Kanye West) and comedian Pete Davidson.Over the weekend, a leaked track emerged that appeared to show Ye threatening to “beat” Davidson over his relationship with Ye’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. “God saved me from that crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass,” Ye apparently raps on the song.West was in a near-fatal car crash in 2002 after falling asleep behind the wheel while driving. The rapper had to have his jaw wired shut after the accident.“You know this reminds me of when Tupac...
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Tupac’s Sister Says Trustee ‘Embezzled Millions’ From Mother’s Estate

Sekyiwa Shakur says the executor of her mother's estate, largely composed of assets from the legendary rapper, is using it as "a piggy bank" to enrich himself. Tupac Shakur’s sister is suing the executor of their late mother’s estate, accusing him of having “embezzled millions” and refusing to hand over personal items with “tremendous sentimental value” that belonged to the hip-hop legend, including gold records.
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Tupac’s Sister Takes Legal Action and Sues Executor & Trustee

All eyes are on a Petition filed in the Superior Court of The State of California by Tupac’s only sister, Sekyiwa ‘Set” Shakur. Several media reports have already confirmed this lawsuit, which involves a dispute over the duties, control, finances, and rights related to the Shakur family’s estate, which comprises most of Tupac’s music and other cherished assets.
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Tupac’s sister sues executor of Shakur estate

Tupac Shakur's sister Sekiwah is suing Tom Whalley, the executor of Tupac's estate, for embezzlement, Billboard reports and court documents confirm. Sekiwah Shakur alleges Whalley has used revenue from Amaru Records — a label set up by she and Tupac's late mother, Afeni Shakur, to distribute Tupac's studio and posthumous albums — to pay himself $5.5 million in the past five years.
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Charli Baltimore reveals Biggie’s reaction to Tupac’s ‘Hit Em Up’ diss record

Former Murder Inc. rapper Charli Baltimore recently spoke with The Art of Dialogue and discussed the first time The Notorious B.I.G. heard the track “Hit Em Up.”. The 1996 diss track by Tupac and The Outlawz was aimed directly at Biggie, Diddy and Bad Boy Records during the height of the East Coast and West Coast beef. Charli Baltimore and the Brooklyn hip-hop king were romantically involved prior to his death and she explained that Puff was the first one to play the record for their crew.
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Master P talks Rap feuds, parenting nine kids, new film, Tupac, MLK

One of the greatest minds to emerge from the 1990s hip hop pantheon, Percy “Master P” Miller transcended a childhood of poverty in New Orleans’ Calliope Projects, to sell one hundred million records as the first rap artist to own his own record label and masters. He became a beacon of generational wealth, divested business interests, and ownership in an industry once notorious for exploiting its artists. From music, movies and real estate, to the food and automotive industries, his portfolio continues to grow.
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