Tupac & His Mother Afeni's Real Life Stories Set To Be Uncovered In New Docu-Series
8 August 2019, 15:34 | Updated: 8 August 2019, 15:37
The five-part series “Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur” explores the lives of the legendary rapper and his mother, who was an activist and member of the Black Panther Party.
FX Networks has revealed that a five-part documentary series is on it's way, exploring the lives of Tupac Shakur and his mother Afeni.
According to Deadline, The docu-series titled “Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shaku,” is directed by Allen Hughes, who last worked on the 2017 HBO docuseries “The Defiant Ones".
Hughes played a huge role in shaping hip-hop culture, using music videos to tell their story. He directed early music videos for Tupac and N.W.A., and would later made several seminal hood classics Menace II Society and Dead Presidents.
Tupac was open about the up-and-down relationship he had with his mother was sometimes fraught but always passionate. His feelings were immortalized on the 1995 single “Dear Mama.”
Tupac's mother Afeni was a former member of the Black Panther Party and took pride in being an acitivst and author. The series will reveal the pair exploring their message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice.
The late legendary rapper was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. His mother, Afeni, died in 2016 from a cardiac arrest.
FX Networks has also announced the series “Hip Hop Untold,” which is a six-part series examining power brokers “who operate from the shadows of hip hop.”
It has not been revealed when the documentary-series will be set to premiere yet.