Actor DEMETRIUS SHIPP Jr portrays late Rapper/Actor/Poet TUPAC SHAKUR in the upcoming biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME, and he covers the new issue of ROLLING OUT Magazine!!!
Here are some interview interludes:
On is understanding of Tupac as a being a multifaceted individual:
“Everybody has the Tupac that they admire, Certain people love the hip-hop person, the rapper. Strictly just the rapper. A lot of people, the newfound Tupac fans … they’re into Death Row-era Tupac. But that was only nine months! People think he was with Death Row all these years because he put out albums — [it was] technically nine months. But then you have the people that love the revolutionary side of Tupac. Some people like the crazy side of him [that was] always turnt up! Some people like the more sophisticated, voice of the people, leader-type of Tupac. We tried to combine all of that into one and present him as truthfully as possible.”
On because of changes in leadership, him having been preparing for the role since 2011: