Like Michael Jackson or Elvis, Tupac is larger than life now. We've also seen how cinematic his time here really was, so it should be no surprise they want to make a movie out of it. Which is fine as long as they include these seven pivotal moments from his life into the movie.
7. Black Panther Background
Tupac's Black Panther background shaped the way he thought and made his music heavily. So it'd be a complete miss if they didn't include this into his biopic.
6. The Baltimore School Of The Arts
The more artistic side of Tupac was developed while he was at the Baltimore School of The Arts. This is also where he wrote some of his first raps.
5. First Film Role
While his first album had some classics on it, the movie Juice is what really propelled him into the spotlight. His portrayal as the films villain Bishop, is riveting. And his shift into the tattoo having, bandana wearing, artist we all know today, stemmed from this flick.
4. Trouble With The Law
Throughout the 90s, Tupac was constantly in and out of jail. The reasons range from fighting the directors of a movie, to actually going to prison for something he didn't do. All of these visits to the jail heavily influenced his music though, and it definitely led to some of the darker times in his life.
3. First Shooting
In 1994, Tupac was shot five times and robbed of some very expensive jewelry. This event would sever his relationship with his once close friend, Biggie, and also change the hip-hop genre forever.
2. Death Row Records
Upon his release from prison, Tupac went directly to the recording studio and recorded his first album under Death Row records. Shakur spent the final few months of his life on this label, and made some of his most iconic songs during that time.
1. Foreshadowing His Death
One of the most fascinating things about Tupac is how he actually knew he would only be around for so long. In his music years before he actually died, he was already talking about going out in a hail of bullets. Once he was released from prison, it's said he would record three songs an hour, perhaps in preparation for the death he knew was coming. Now looking back at this all these years later, it makes Tupac seem more like a myth or legend than just another rapper.