On Monday, June 12, the producers of the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic
ALL EYEZ ON ME
brought his message to Harlem, the place where his journey began with a powerful panel discussion with the filmmakers and talent moderated by Spotify’s head of Hip Hop Programming Tuma Basa & U.S. Latin music editor AJ Ramos
The discussion which was live streamed by CODEBLACKLIFE touched on the importance of people of color to tell their own stories, the producer LT Hutton’s journey to get the film made, Tupac’s cross-cultural influence, the important role women played in his life, his global impact and how the filmmakers wanted to honor his legacy.
The discussion took place at Maysles Documentary Center, a non profit organization that brings experienced teaching artists to work with students to develop storytelling, film production, and community engagement skills.
At the event, intended to champion Tupac’s message of unity, attended by media and influencers from both the African-American and Latino community, they previewed the 12-minute exclusive first look created for the AEOM Cinematransformer truck that has toured the nation bringing it to those that Tupac most wanted to impact, the urban community.
The event was catered by Sylvia’s famous Soul Food restaurant (Tupac’s favorite)
ALL EYEZ ON ME
Directed by: Benny Boom
Starring: Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira and Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur
Produced by: L.T. Hutton, David Robinson and James G. Robinson
“ALL EYEZ ON ME tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.