It would have been Tupac's 45th birthday today (June16), but a gift was given to us all: The teaser trailer for All Eyez On Me, the long-awaited biopic on the late rapper, was released on Instagram.
The trailer opens with the FBI raiding the home of young Tupac and snatching up his mother, played by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead). As the visuals unfold, from violence to excess to glory, Afeni's radical influence on Tupac's life and art comes through. "Son, this ain't just about you," she says."Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back."
Prepare to get chills:
Demetrius Shipp Jr. (who looks so much like Pac it's scary!), posted a happy birthday tribute to the late icon, writing, "#Happy birthday Tupac. Your legacy lives & you still inspire the world. An amazing experience and blessing to portray you."
All Eyez On Me, directed by music video legend Benny Boom, is set for a November 11 release, shortly after the 20th anniversary of the rapper's death.