Kevin Powell To Pen Authorized Tupac Biography

(AllHipHop News) An authorized Tupac Shakur biography is officially in the works. Philanthropic devotee and author Kevin Powell has officially signed on to write the project, titled Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography.Kevin initially met and got to know Tupac while working for Vibe magazine. “Our relationship began when I documented his journey while at Vibe in the 1990s. And I will never forget being there at that Las Vegas hospital when Tupac's death was announced," Kevin Powell stated. "He remains, all these years later, one of the most dynamic and complicated humans I've ever encountered. I will present Tupac as the very whole and multi-layered being he was, as I remember well his asking me, quite prophetically, to be Alex Haley to his Malcolm X."The late Tupac’s mother and executor of his estate, Afeni Shakur is completely supportive of the endeavor. "Kevin Powell is doing this Tupac Shakur biography with my full blessings," Afeni Shakur said. "I trust him and his history of documenting my son's life, and I know he will do the book from his heart."When Kevin isn’t dedicating his time to writing, he is working on his many other undertakings close to his heart. He recently ran for Congress in Brooklyn, New York and Although he didn’t, win he has gained a multitude of new supporters nationwide. Presently Powell is working on his 10th annual holiday party/charity event. The proceeds from this years event will support Edeyo, a school and community outreach center in Haiti. "It's an honor to write what will be the definitive biography on the life and times of Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest icons in hip hop and pop culture history," Powell added.Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography, which has no release date, will be distributed by renowned publisher Simon & Schuster.