Tupac Shakur was undoubtedly one of the greatest rappers of our time and since his untimely death in 1996 at just 25 years old his legacy has lived on through many of his posthumous work.
Now it has been announced that the late rapper’s music will form the basis for a modern-day stage show; ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ which will be co-produced by the late rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur.
‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ reportedly centres on the story of two childhood friends, “struggling to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with their hopes, dreams and ambitions”. It is not set in any of the places most closely associated with Shakur – New York, his birthplace; California, his longtime home; or Las Vegas, where he was murdered in 1996. Instead, the producers are telling the contemporary tale “of a midwestern industrial city” such as Detroit or Cleveland.
Last week, the Hollywood Walk of Fame announced that Shakur would receive a posthumous star on the landmark LA street, honouring his career. The rapper’s albums have sold more than 75m copies.