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25 Rappers Paying Tribute to Their Mom on Mother’s Day

You are appreciated.

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Afeni Shakur Set Up an Air-Tight Trust to Protect Tupac’s Music

Afeni's pending divorce will have no impact on the future of Tupac's music and estate.

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15 Songs That Reference 2Pac’s “Dear Mama”

With the passing of 2Pac's mother Afeni Shakur, XXL highlights the songs that reference one of Tupac's most iconic odes, "Dear Mama."

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Hip-Hop Reacts to Afeni Shakur’s Death

#RIP Afeni Shakur

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Tupac’s Mother Afeni Shakur Dead at 69

Deputies responded to Shakur's Sausalito, Calif. home Monday night (May 2) after she suffered a possible cardiac arrest.

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Tupac Estate Could Be at Risk Due to Afeni Shakur’s Divorce Battle

Afeni Shakur's ex-husband Gust Davis is seeking half of the legendary rapper's earnings in divorce battle.

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Danai Gurira From ‘The Walking Dead’ Will Play Afeni Shakur in the Tupac Biopic

Danai Gurira, better known as Michonne from 'The Walking Dead,' will play Afeni Shakur in 'All Eyez On Me,' the Tupac Biopic.

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7 Of Hip-Hop’s Most Famous Moms

In hip-hop not only are the rappers famous but there happens to be a few moms who struck their claim to fame also. Whether appearing on Love & Hip-Hop, involved in legal affairs regarding their deceased son's estate, or even responsible for the careers of numerous rap artists; the moms in hip-hop certainly deserve a bit of shine. Ch...

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With the news last week that the long-delayed, oft-discussed, potentially-forthcoming Tupac biopic had finally found a distributor in Open Road Films, it seems like the film might finally come to fruition. Of course, that's always going to be a premature statement; when it comes to the Tupac biopic, there feels like there have been more false starts than an entire NFL season, with the project caught up in varying levels of litigation and dissatisfaction—not to mention a revolving door of screenwriters and directors—since rumors that Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur was shopping rights to the film began circulating around 2007.

In the intervening years, the proposed film has seen its share of ups and downs; before it could even gain traction, production company Morgan Creek filed suit against Ms. Shakur's Amaru Entertainment in Feb. of 2009, claiming that they had a contract for the rights and that she had used the contract as a baseline to further negotiations rather than accept the terms. Amaru disagreed, filing a lawsuit the following month and setting off two years of litigation that was finally settled out of court in 2011. During those two years, the film acquired a director, script writers, and held an open casting call, and had numerous filming dates on the schedule, leading many to believe that the production was underway.

Three years later, all that has been wiped out, and the film is getting a fresh start. With the ink on the Open Road deal just beginning to dry, XXL spoke with one of the biopic's producers, Program Pictures CEO L.T. Hutton, to clear up all the confusion surrounding the film, set the record straight on what is coming down the pipeline, and lay out everything you need to know about the Tupac biopic. Keep ya head up. —Dan Rys
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Everything You Need To Know About The Tupac Biopic

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Tupac’s Mom Reportedly Suing E1 Music Over Unpaid Royalties From Posthumous Pac LP

The mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur is suing Entertainment One for $1.1 million over unpaid royalties from Pac's music, reports TMZ...

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