Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac, is planning to release another posthumous double CD of all new material from her son, who was gunned down in 1996 in Las Vegas. In addition, Shakur is also planning to produce a screenplay, “Live To Tell,” which her son wrote during his 11-month incarceration.
“We are going to put [the movie] into production,” Shakur said to AllHipHop.com. “We have every intention of putting that movie on the screen. It’s a story of redemption and education.”
Tupac Shakur’s eighth posthumous release, Resurrection, posted strong first day sales yesterday. According to SoundScan, the release is on pace to move over 350,000 units in the first week of being on shelves, making it a strong contender for the top slot on next week’s Billboard Top 200 Album’s chart.
“Tupac left us a lot of clues,” his mother Afeni Shakur said of where his estate should take his posthumous career. “I’m proud of my son. Mostly I am proud of his courage.I love everything that he did.”
Shakur is in talks to produce a biopic with MTV about Shakur’s younger years and is also working on a Broadway musical, based on Tupac’s life using his music.
“Let’s create something out of this,” Shakur continued. “If you don’t get nothing out of [his life], you don’t get nothing.”
“Resurrection,” the movie, boasts the largest theatrical release of any documentary.