A new documentary focusing on the still unsolved murder of superstar rapper Tupac Shakur is slated to hit stores on DVD this October.
Bond-Age Films and Step-N-Up Enterprises will release Tupac: Assassination, a documentary written and directed by RJ Bond and executive produced by Frank “Big Frank” Alexander.
Alexander, who penned 2000’s book “Got Your Back: Protecting Tupac in the World of Gangsta Rap,” was one of Shakur’s most trusted bodyguards.
He also released a documentary titled Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake in 2001, based on “Got Your Back.”
On September 7, 1996, Alexander and another associate of Shakur’s named Rob Stein were part a 10-car entourage of Death Row employees following the black BMW that Marion “Suge” Knight was driving, with Shakur in the passenger seat, on the Las Vegas strip.
Shakur was shot four times in the chest by an unknown gun man and died from his wounds on September 13, 1996.
According to Alexander, the documentary reveals new details as to what happened the night Shakur was gunned down, including testimony from Tupac’s bodyguards who were never questioned by police.
“Unlike the last film that I did, Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake, which was more of a personal saga about the relationship between Pac and I, this is a film concerning things that happened the night Tupac was shot and even months and weeks earlier that the police didn’t bother to question Pac’s bodyguards about,” Alexander said of the film.
According to director RJ Bond, the directors explored several titles for the film in an attempt to accurately capture the nature of the documentary’s content.
“Tupac: Revelation was the working title of the film….Tupac: Assassination is a better fit because it definitely drives attention to the point of our movie,” Bond said. “This is not a movie about Tupac’s art, this is not a movie about Tupac’s life, this is a movie about Tupac’s death and what happened to cause it.”
Tupac: Assassination is due in stores October 23.