(AllHipHop News) A new documentary series on the life of the late rapper Tupac Shakur will be going into production soon.
Legendary director Allen Hughes is working with the Estate of Tupac Shakur to bring forth a new five-part docu-series focusing on the life and death of Tupac Shakur.
The Tupac project is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed HBO docuseries "The Defiant Ones" which focused on Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's legendary careers.
Deadline reports the Tupac doc-series will be the first-ever definitive project on the rapper's life, with full cooperation from the late rapper's estate.
Allen Hughes and his brother Albert were going to direct Tupac in their classic movie "Menace II Society." But the rapper was removed from the flick after he came to blows Allen and was found guilty of assault.
Allen addressed the incident during an interview with AllHipHop.com back in 2004.
"Tupac and us, we were good friends. We did his first few music videos. He was going to play the Muslim character, Sharief – everybody thinks it was O-Dog, it wasn’t O-Dog...he was helping the movie get made. Because he was blowing up at the time. He came to a few rehearsals and he was just acting a god damned fool. He was disrupting everybody. He was being rude...
About six months later, he had gotten a bunch of Crips liquored up on a set I was showing up to. And they were smokin’ and drinkin’ and s##t, and I got caught out there. Long story short, I walked away from the situation ‘cause there were like fifteen of those dudes. Tupac blindsided me. Before I knew it, I had Tupac on the hood of a car. Right when I slammed him down, I got ready to take off on him, all those guys snatched me off him and started beating my ass..."
Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7, 1996, and he died on September 13.
There is no release date for Allen Hughes' documentary on Tupac.