The one minute teaser may not have given us the full details in which the film will cover for the iconic rapper’s life and career, but let’s say the obvious, this dude looks exactly like Pac to a point it made me take a double take.
The film is has been a low-key production with only rumblings of it coming to life after the success of Straight Outta Compton and fans being impressed with who they cast for Tupac in the film, but this actor (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) may just be a clone of the rapper himself.
With the pleasant surprise that was Straight Outta Compton, I hope to see more hip hop biopics match or elevate the quality of their films for the foreseeable future. While there are fans of the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, that was just not the quality of film that that artist deserved.
How appropriate that this trailer dropped on Pac’s birthday (June 16th) and that I was humming “Hail Mary” on my way to turn on my computer.