FIVE-PART TUPAC DOCUSERIES IS IN THE WORKS WITH COOPERATION FROM LATE RAPPER’S ESTATE  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Director Allen Hughes, who is responsible for the HBO docuseries ‘The Defiant Ones’ on Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has closed a deal with the estate of late rap icon Tupac Shakur; giving him full access to Tupac’s released and unreleased material. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Under the new deal, Hughes will direct and executive produce a five-part documentary series on Tupac, which will be the first definitive and comprehensive project on Shakur since his tragic death in 1996 with the full cooperation of his estate.
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Hughes spoke about his relationship with Tupac’s estate and how they were hesitant to clear footage featuring Pac for ‘The Defiant Ones’ in a 2018 interview with ‘The Wrap.’ Hughes said, “The Tupac Estate was—and I know them, they’re all old friends—but there was some stuff with him at the gun range that they were precious about.”
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He explained, “My original cut is not the way it [eventually aired]. The family and the estate were really sensitive about taking things out of context when it came to weapons in his hands, you know? He was at a shooting range, and it was pretty explosive in the original cut, and they were very, very, very adamant that we not do it that way.”
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The docuseries has yet to be titled, and not many details have been released as of current, but it’s coming! Stay tuned.

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