I covered Tupac’s murder for both The Source Magazine and the LA Times in 1996. Hours after he was shot I was on the scene in Las Vegas. I never thought he would receive justice. Now 21 Years later and for the first time ever, my colleagues and I conduct the investigation that police never did.
LOS ANGELES November 16, 2017
A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary series “Who Killed Tupac” under the recently relaunched ‘Biography’ banner. “Who Killed Tupac?” is a six-hour limited series, focusing on the investigation, twenty years after the death of the prolific and influential rapper and actor, Tupac Shakur. Each installment of this investigative series will include aspects from the legendary artist’s life as well as follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and his team of investigators as they conduct a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind his murder. “You will be shaking your head in disbelief each week as we investigate every theory into 'Who killed Tupac.' The conclusion is going to blow your mind,” says Crump.
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. Key interviews include Tupac’s brother Mopreme Shakur, his childhood friend E.D.I. Mean as well as other members of his group Outlawz, Al Sharpton, radio personality Big Boy, Christopher Darden, his first manager Leila Steinberg, former MTV correspondent Tabitha Soren, executives at Death Row Records, former gang members of the Bloods and the Crips, Quincy “QDIII” Jones III and Digital Underground’s Money-B.
A screening event will take place on Nov. 21st in Los Angeles with many of the show’s stars in attendance. Series producers and co-stars acclaimed author Lolita Files (“Once Upon a Time in Compton” and “Scenes From A Sistuh”) and Emmy Award-winning producer P. Frank Williams (“Unsung,” American Gangster” and ‘Who Shot Biggie and Tupac”) will be in attendance. “I covered Tupac’s murder for both The Source Magazine and the LA Times in 1996. Hours after he was shot I was on the scene in Las Vegas. I never thought he would receive justice. Now 21 Years later and for the first time ever, my colleagues and I conduct the investigation that police never did,” says Williams. “As a woman born of parents from Jim Crow era Mississippi who fled that life in hopes of a better one, I have always been conscious of my blackness and committed to the fight for equality for our people. Tupac's music, activism, and message touched me deeply and speak to my mission, and after writing a book that dove deeply into his murder case, I believed more than ever that finding justice for him would mean a huge step towards justice for us all,” says Files.
Also launching that night is the premiere of the new heartfelt single and video “Ambitionz,” featuring Money B, Mac Mall and Yukmouth from the Luniz. The single is the debut song from the upcoming Tupac tribute album Still Thuggin, a streaming musical tribute to Tupac Shakur. Unlike other tribute albums, most of the songs are from artist and friends who actually knew or recorded with Tupac. Artists like Money B, E.D.I. Mean from Outlawz, Mac Mall, Lady of Rage, C-BO and more.
“Who Killed Tupac?” is produced by Renegade 83 in association with FGW Productions. Crump is an Executive Producer. Executive producers for Renegade 83 are Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle. Stephanie Frederic is the executive producer for FGW Productions. Additionally, Vince DiPersio serves as executive producer. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Who Killed Tupac?”
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