by Mike Winslow
(AllHipHop News) In an upcoming episode on Snoop’s GGN Network, he sat down with Demetrius Shipp Jr. and talked about his role as Tupac.
Snoop released a trailer for the interview, where he shared an amazing story about the first time he met Tupac Shakur.
Snoop said he met Tupac at the wrap party for “Poetic Justice” and the two rappers got into a battle at the event and he remembered the encounter well.
“Tupac grabbed the mic, he started rapping. I grabbed the mic, I started rapping. But I’m rapping aggressive, because at this time, I’m one of them, like battle rappers. So I’m aggressive. So he come back, he aggressive. It sound like we kinda like battling each other,” Snoop Dogg recounted.
“It was like we get off to like a wrong start, but you could tell we both dope as a motherfucker, so it’s like we not really gonna go there. When we finish rapping, we go outside. I’m like, ‘My name’s Snoop.’ He like, ‘My name Pac.’ He break up with a blunt and that nigga roll a blunt with me. That’s my first time ever hitting a blunt.”
Demetrius Shipp Jr., who bears a natural, striking resemblance to the rapper, was chosen to play Tupac in the upcoming “All Eyez on Me” documentary.
The “All Eyez on Me” biopic focuses on Tupac’s life, from his early days in Baltimore to his time in Oakland, all the way up till his death in September of 1996.
Additional cast members in the flick include Danai Gurira, who plays Afeni Shakur, Kat Graham who plays Jada Pinkett, and rapper Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who stars as Biggie Smalls.
“All Eyez on Me” is coming to theaters on June 16, on what would have been Tupac’s 46th birthday.