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This incredible box set is a must for every fan of the legendary Tupac Shakur, an amazing artist who left a lasting impact on the world of hip-hop music. With music, interviews and much, much more, this is the definitive portrait of Tupac's incredible life. Included are the DVD that tells it all--"Thug Angel: The Life of an Outlaw"--plus the "Music From and Inspired By Thug Angel" CD; the brand-new Tupac biography "Holler If You Hear Me" by hip-hop intellectual Michael Eric Dyson, author of "I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr," and "Making Malcom: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X"; and the all-new bonus DVD "Off the Cutting Room Floor," with more than three hours of never-before-released footage and rare interviews, including behind-the-scenes footage with Tupac and his crew, an uncut interview with Tupac's stepfather Dr. Mutulu Shakur from Atlanta State Prison, commentary with director Peter Spirer, Producers Quincy "QD3" Jones III and Casey Suchan, commentary and an insightful look at Tupac with producers Leila Steinberg and Tracy Robinson, an extended interview with author Michael Eric Dyson, exclusive Biggie and Tupac footage, unedited interview with Tupac at age 17, full-length Tupac interview and behind-the-scenes at the gun range, never-before-released personal audio recordings of Tupac talking about all aspects of his life and career, and revealing interviews with Tupac's stepbrother Mopreme Shakur, Shock G, Treach, Thuglife, Snoop and Edi of the Outlawz, Big Syke, Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones.
The title says it all: Tupac Shakur was as much angel as outlaw. Unlike some of the other profiles made in the wake of his passing, Thug Angel doesn't focus only on the first few days of his career or the last few days before his death, but on his entire life. That makes it valuable as much for the fan as for the merely curious. The production was backed by friends and associates and includes never-before-seen material. It's surprisingly evenhanded, juxtaposing footage of Tupac at 17, for example--sounding mature beyond his years--with an interview conducted years later on a shooting range. Passion was still in full effect, but idealism had been replaced by paranoia. Peter Spirer's film is a documentary, not a music video, and contains only snippets of Tupac's work. At its best, Thug Angel makes a compelling case for his continued relevance as an artist and activist. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Was he a hypocrite in his attitudes towards women? Have you heard his songs, what do you think?
Tupac was a confused man and just a tad paranoid. He wasted his talent and life, that much is plainly evident. In most ways he is not a role model. This is part of the problem, black folk and white suburbanites glamourize this scatter brain because it appeals to their sense of the "tough guy with a heart of gold". How about recognizing the kids who escaped the ghetto and didn't play out the role of a stereotype. Someone who succeeded in science or mathematics, perhaps.
You can romantisize Tupac all you like, but the facts remain, and for all those who aren't aware of this: with film you can take a few clips and make anyone look good...ask Hitler's propaganda people.
Don't buy into the myth.
We can only hope that Tupac would have gotten the help he needed had he lived, but sometimes there are extreme consequences for arrogant reckless lifestyles. This was one of those times.
I hope he found some peace.
It's the latest in entertainment news, and if you haven't heard by now, the Los Angeles Times newspaper has announced that they know who killed rapper Tupac Shakur. Los Angeles Times reporter and prize-winning journalist Chuck Phillips, has declared that the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. (killed the year after) is responsible for Tupac's murder. Earlier on the night of his murder (September 7, 1996) Tupac and Suge Knight had attended a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Ceasars Palace. The first part of Phillip's report appeared in the LA Times today (Friday, Sept. 6, 2002), the second is scheduled to run in tomorrow's edition.
Phillips claims that Biggie (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace) provided the weapon used to kill Tupac as well as a $1 million bounty. The report also identified the man who pulled the trigger as Orlando Anderson, a former member of L.A.'s Southside Crips gang. Just hours before Tupac's death, Anderson was jumped and beaten by Shakur and his bodyguards (who were also part of the Crips' rival gang, the Mob Piru Bloods). Until now, Anderson was never identified as a suspect in Tupac's murder and was later killed in an unrelated shooting. Chuck Phillips' report is based on his year-long investigation which supposedly included interviews with members of the Southside Crips who had never before spoken out about the killing.
Shortly after his beating, the report claims that Anderson and the Crips set up a meeting with the Notorious B.I.G. (who was also in town for the Tyson fight) in the penthouse suite at the MGM. The report further states: "According to people who were present, the Crips envoy explained that the gang was prepared to kill Shakur but expected to collect $1 million for its efforts.Read more ›
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I am not a Rap fan, after seeing Ressurection, i became almost haunted by the story of this man. Thug Angel filled in some of the things that Ressurection left out or didn't... Read morePublished on May 24 2005
To see him as an intelligent, well-read, fearless, analytical, funny and caring young man, you gotta see this video. Read morePublished on July 7 2004
Apart from others this dvd shows the young pac groving into the thug we know as makaveli.
It has alot of interviews with people he worked with during this time especially his... Read more
This is a box set of Tupac that includes a DVD about his life with many interviews from people who where close to him like Quincy Jones, Jada Pinkett Smith, Trech from Naughty By... Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by music/moviefan03
I loved this biography. It showed the many sides of Tupac; his personal matters, they even have a rare interview of when he was 17. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003 by Paul
it was an amazing video to watch especially with a great talented rapper in it i enjoy anything with tupac shakur in it even reaL lifePublished on Aug. 9 2003
This DVD is simply amazing, I can honestly say it shows the real Tupac.
If you are a Tupac fan, or even are curious about his life, buy this DVD, you wont be... Read more
This is the best DVD of 2Pac you could get has a lot of footage and clips you see. If you a 2Pac fan get it cause its worth yo money.Published on May 13 2003
Thug Angel shows a young Tupac Shakur as 17yr boy.Till 2pac the leader of Thug Life.This Dvd does not only look at his few months of his life it shows his WHOLE life. Read morePublished on May 10 2003 by Cory Kimble
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