By Paul Russell
1/6/2003 3:41:34 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include Afeni Shakur.
(Makaveli.com): How’s the progress going for the 2pac Center of the Arts, and what other great additions can we expect from the Center of Arts? Will there be a “Grand Opening” event once this project is complete?
(Amaru Entertainment): THE CENTER WILL HAVE A 500 SEAT THEATER, A RECORDING STUDIO, A DANCE STUDIO, AN EDIT ROOM, CLASS ROOMS AS WELL AS THE TUPAC SHAKUR MUSEUM WHICH WILL HAVE MANY OF TUPAC'S PERSONAL ITEMS LIKE HIS MERCEDES AND HIS CLOTHES, JEWELRY, ETC. IT IS CURRENTLY BEING BUILT IN STONE MOUNTAIN GEORGIA ON MEMORIAL DRIVE. IT WILL BE OPEN IN 2004 AND WE DO EXPECT TO HAVE A BIG OPENING. WE ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTING CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE CENTER BECAUSE MS. SHAKUR AND AMARU ARE FUNDING THE WHOLE THING!
(Makaveli.com): The feature film documentary based on Tupac’s life will be shown at Sundance this year. We have a few guys from our staff going, but is there any information you can share with us about the documentary that could give fans an idea of it’s contents? In a related question, we’ve been told the film is narrated by Pac, was this pre-Death Row, or during his time at Death Row records before his untimely death?
(Amaru Entertainment): THIS FILM IS UNIQUE AS IT IS ACTUALLY TOLD IN TUPAC'S OWN VOICE! IT DOES NOT FEATURE ANY INTERVIEWS WITH ANYONE...ONLY TUPAC HIMSELF IS THE ONLY VOICE THAT YOU HEAR FOR 2 HOURS THROUGH THE WHOLE FILM! IT STARTS OUT WHEN HE WAS A CHILD RIGHT UP TO WHEN HE PASSES ON. THE FILM FEATURES ALL OF HIS MOST POPULAR SONGS. IT IS TRULY AMAZING AND I BELIEVE HIS FANS WILL REALLY REALLY LOVE IT BECAUSE IT IS ALL HIM! I LITERALLY GOT CHILLS THE FIRST TIME I SAW IT.
(Makaveli.com): The soundtrack and the book for the Tupac documentary will be released later this year after the documentary’s release. Would you know if fans will get to hear any Pac tracks in the soundtrack, or is it more a tribute to Pac?
(Amaru Entertainment): THE SOUNDTRACK LP WILL BE RELEASED APPROX 6 WEEKS BEFORE THE FILM IS RELEASED THEATRICALLY. WE ANTICIPATE RELEASING THE FILM (CALLED "TUPAC RESURRECTION" ) AROUND SEPT 13TH IF NOT A SMIDGE BIT SOONER SO IT IS OUT BY SEPT 13TH. THE BOOK WILL BE RELEASED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FILM. THE SOUNDTRACK LP WILL MOST LIKELY FEATURE HIS BEST HITS THAT ARE NOT ON THE GREATEST HITS LP. TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE ARE SONGS FROM GREATEST HITS, WE WILL REMIX THEM TO GIVE THEM A "NEW FLAIR"...MAYBE ADD ACOUSTIC GUITAR ON SOME, ETC. ALSO....WE ANTICIPATE ALSO INCLUDING SOME UNRELEASED TRACKS AS WELL THAT MAY FEATURE ARTISTS SUCH AS JA RULE AMONG OTHERS.
(Makaveli.com): When will work begin on the new Tupac double album that should drop in the fall of 2003? Any additional information that the fans can expect? In addition, will this rap up the release of Tupac’s music?
(Amaru Entertainment): THAT IS THE "INTERSCOPE YEARS" LP....SONGS THAT TUPAC DID IN 1993-1994. AFTER THIS LP..WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE AS WELL...(MAYBE 2....HAHAH)
(Makaveli.com): Two biographies are to come out next year. The life of Tupac Shakur, and the life of Afeni Shakur. We’ve been told that Jasmine Guy will be doing the writing for the life of Afeni Shakur. How is Afeni contributing to the book’s work and will either of these books give the fans more insight into Pac’s childhood?
(Amaru Entertainment): AFENI MEETS REGULARLY WITH JASMINE AND JASMINE ALSO MEETS WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WERE AND ARE CLOSE TO AFENI AS WELL. THE TUPAC BOOK DELVES INTO HIS CHILDHOOD A LOT. AFENI'S BOOK IS REALLY ABOUT HER. HER LIFE, AS AMAZING AS IT WAS AND IS. BOTH ARE BEING PUBLISHED BY ATRIA BOOKS, A DIVISION OF SIMON & SCHUSTE
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