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New Tupac Doc ‘The Lost Prison Tapes’ Coming in January

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Yesterday, hip-hop fans all over the globe marked the fourteenth anniversary of Tupac Shakur‘s passing. A larger than life legend in the rap world, Pac has been the subject of numerous documentaries that range from Oscar-nominated to cash grabs. The new one, entitled ‘Tupac Uncensored and Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes,’ takes a novel approach by letting the fallen star speak directly and from the heart.

Too often, it’s hard to get a sense of Pac because the story and theories surrounding his brutal murder in 1996 often overshadow his actual career and character. ‘The Lost Prison Tapes’ is based around a never-before-seen interview that the rapper did from the Clinton Correction Facility in 1995 while he was locked-up on a sexual assault conviction. During this time, which was before he joined Death Row, Pac was ferociously devouring books like Sun Tzu’s ‘Art of War’ and writing a screenplay entitled ‘Live 2 Tell.’

According to Hip-Hop DX, Pac’s interview delves heavily into his relationship with his mother, his intention to become an uplifting figure and his theories about the infamous 1994 shooting at Quad Recordings where he was nearly killed.

‘Tupac Uncensored and Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes’ hits stores January 26. According to our unofficial count, this is the fifteenth documentary made about Tupac Shakur since his death fourteen years ago. That’s more documentaries than albums, including posthumous output, if you’re keeping count.

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