Tupac Shakur – Thug Angel
(The Life of an Outlaw) – (2002)
|Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer (Rhyme & Reason, East Coast Mix, Volume 1: Another Reason to Rhyme, BloodTies) directs this look at the life and art of rap artist Tupac Shakur. In addition to rare footage of Shakur, the film includes interviews with significant members of the rap world like Suge Knight and Snoop Dogg.
In the $3 billion dollar industry of hip-hop music, no one has touched as many lives with a microphone as Tupac Shakur. In this never-before-seen footage, see Tupac at seventeen,a young man at the edge of his destiny. Speaking out about injustice on the streets of Oakland. See him at the brink of his stardom Marin City. Kickin’ freestyles. See him at the shooting range, at home and at the highs and lows of his career.
Thug Angel explores Tupac, the soldier, whose work was deeply formed by his Black Panther heritage. Tupac, the artist and entertainer, perhaps the most prolific writer in hip-hop to ever pick up a pen. The literary. The ambassador. The thug. And the statistic, who was killed before he realized his true potential. He has become the first black mythical icon… Directed by Academy Award® nominee Peter Spirer (Rhyme And Reason) and Produced by Tupac’s close friends. See Tupac as the people closest to him knew him. See him as Thug Angel.
Release Date: June 1, 2002