Tupac Biopic Trailer Teaser Released on His Birthday

Tupac Shakur Performance At The Palladium NYC
Rapper Tupac Shakur performs onstage at the Palladium on July 23, 1993 in New York, New York.Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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By Ko Bragg

A teaser for the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, "All Eyez on Me," hit the Internet on what would have been the rapper's 45th birthday.

The minute-long video is a preview to the upcoming trailer. The teaser mentions no official release date, but the film is expected to debut in November 2016.

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The movie is being directed by music video director Benny Boom. Demetrius Shipp Jr., who shares a striking resemblance to the late rapper, will play Tupac in the film. This will be his first major acting role on the silver screen. Jamal Woolard, who played Biggie Smalls in the 2009 biopic "Notorious," will also appear in the film. Tupac's mother, the late Afeni Shakur Davis, is listed as an executive producer.

Though neither Tupac nor Biggie Smalls live on, their loyal fans carry out their rivalry. Following comments by west coast rapper The Game, who said this Tupac biopic "makes that Biggie movie look like a cartoon," some began to wonder which rapper's biopic would be best.

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