All Eyez On Tupac (…and maybe, just maybe, some eyez on me).

This is the late hip-hop artist/poet/actor/activist/truthsayer Tupac Shakur‘s year. He’s being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7th.

The big-screen biopic All Eyez On Me, based on his life and starring dynamic and extraordinarily-talented newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. in the lead role, premieres on Tupac’s birthday, June 16th.

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And in even further exciting news, A&E announced today the relaunch of their Biography brand as event programming across some of the A+E networks channels.

Per the announcement in Variety :

The new-model “Biography” will air in various formats, from multi-part series to two-hour specials. The installments will primarily air on A&E Network but some will run on History and Lifetime as warranted by the subject matter. As part of the revival, A+E’s existing Bio.com digital content hub will receive a major overhaul, adding more video content and resources to coincide with new installments.

One of the biographies they’ll be premiering is a six-part docuseries coming this summer that is an investigation into the murder of Tupac done on a comprehensive level that has never been explored before.

“Who Killed Tupac?” is a six-hour mini-series that focuses on the investigation, twenty years after the death of the dynamic and influential rapper and actor. Famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump will conduct, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation. Crump has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and other victims of gun violence who many believe were denied their due process under law. When Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who went to high school with Crump’s mother, saw that he was fighting for truth and justice for the family of Trayvon Martin, she expressed to him how important that was and asked him to do the same for Tupac and other young black men. In each installment of this investigative series, viewers will learn about the legendary artist’s life while Crump examines key theories surrounding the murder. This docu-series will be the most fascinating and comprehensive look at the rise and life of a great artist, and perhaps the most high-profile unsolved murder in U.S. history. Through Tupac’s own words and exclusive new interviews with eyewitnesses, family, friends, and colleagues, viewers will come to understand every facet of Tupac Shakur’s complex personality.

Oh, and I’m the producer on it.

Oh, and I’m also featured in it.😲

(You see what I did there? I buried the lede. You like how I did that? I have a BS in Broadcasting, so, you know, I like to flex with it erry now and then. I know burying the lede is pretty risky in these clickbait times we live in where people read a quick line and are in and out, but I kind of like the element of surprise.)

Shout out to my sis and producing partner Stephanie Frederic and her production company FGW Productions. (I’m the Chief Content Officer for FGW.)

Stephanie executive produces the series along with leading civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump.

They both also star in the series, with Ben leading the way guiding the investigation into Tupac’s murder.

I’m sooooo excited about this. Don’t I look excited?

I am.

We’ve put a lot of hard work into this production and I can’t wait for all of you to see it. Tupac is beloved all around the world. It was an honor to be a part of such a powerful experience.

Coming this summer.

In the meantime, #StayWoke.

Y’all Need To Do Better…

…at monitoring me!!!

I haven’t updated my site since February – FEBRUARY!!! – because I’ve been super-busy working on stuff (that I promise you’ll see soon and will, hopefully, be happily surprised by). Still…

…that doesn’t take y’all off the hook for not pressing me to post more.

DO BETTER, PEOPLE!!! CONTROL YOUR H–…er, um. I mean, nudge me more. I’m nudgeable. Act like you care, blackdammit!!!

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In the meantime, I’ll be doing what I’m doing. Just remember, I do it all for y’all. (Well, most of it, anyway.😜)

Read This Book and Rise.

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You guys know I don’t promote/sell a lot out here, so when I do, it’s because I want to share with you something that I truly love, believe in, and/or have been greatly impacted by in some way. To that end, I want to share an amazing book that I read by a dear friend of mine, Suzette Webb. I’m not talking about her book just because she’s my dear friend. I’m talking about it because her book genuinely shook me to the core when I read it because it is so brutally honest, real, and soul-baring in a way that is braver than most of us are willing to be in real life, let alone on the page for all to read and judge. Her book, Blues To Blessings: from Fearful to Faithful is the very candid and gripping tale of her arduous journey to realize her dreams.

It speaks to the bravery of being willing to listen to your intuition when it comes to your calling, even when Continue reading