Now, film-makers have recreated the ill-fated musicians life – and judging by the trailer, they have done so with incredible accuracy.
The second trailer for the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me is darker and more frenetic than the first, constantly shuffling between tense, moody conversations and moments of people bloody and in danger.
The music over it all is super effective.
It’s not totally clear when the film comes out, though; it was apparently delayed due to some music licensing issues.
Demetrius Shipp Jr has taken on the task of bringing the Hit Em Up musician to the silver screen in biopic All Eyez on Me – which documents his life before he was killed in 1996 outside a Mike Tyson fight on the Las Vegas strip.
In the movie, his mother appears to eerily predict what will happen to her son, warning him:
“Like all black leaders, you have a bullseye on your back.”
The dark tone of the trailer is set to track the singer’s life through his success, dealing with cocaine addictions, being stabbed in prison, and being shot FIVE times before the evening of his fatal wounds.
The film will also deal with his friendship with Biggie “Notorious B.I.G” Smalls, who was also shot to death in March 1997.
Chris Carroll, a former LVPD officer, claims he was the first to arrive on the scene and saw Tupac heavily wounded.
When he asked what had happened, Carroll says that Tupac uttered his last words to him before passing out from his injuries- a simple
Since his death, many have speculated that the singer faked his death to step away from the limelight, and is currently living in Cuba.