The legend of Tupac will once again be ventured on screens, but this time around promises to give fans a peak into his personal life. WorldWide Entertainment TV reported months ago that Allen Hughes who is known for directing the mini-series The Defiant Ones, will now be behind the new documentary about the iconic hip hop artist Tupac Shakur. In Defiant Ones, he looked back on the lives of the founders of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine. With the Tupac series, Hughes has been given access to all of the rapper’s personal items, including tracks, lyrics, poems and unseen texts.
The project promises to be “the first definitive, comprehensive project on Shakur with the full cooperation of the estate”, according to Variety. It will be produced by Lasse Järvi (The Defiant Ones) and Charles D. King (Mudbound).
Allen Hughes didn’t exactly get along with Tupac Shakur and it has raised some eyebrows with fans. The relationship with these two began on the set of “Brenda’s Got A Baby”, from his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now. Later on, Allen Hughes hired Tupac as an actor for his first film, Menace to Society. The rapper was meant to appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jada Pinkett Smith.
There was a physical altercation between Tupac and the Hughes brothers which made news in the hip hop media at the time. Tupac spoke about the situation in the video below.
Allen Hughes claimed in a recent interview that the rift he had with Tupac was quelled before the rapper met his untimely death in the video below.