Also back in the news this week was the late Death Row
star Tupac Shakur, who had a new double album in the racks --
a collection of old, unreleased material called "Are You
Still Down," assembled by his mother, Afeni Shakur. She
was also behind the video for the album's first single,
"I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto," which has a clip
featuring a life-saving team of government nuns, and a
bus-driving Tupac picking up other dead celebrities on his
way to heaven.
We were a little puzzled, too.
AFENI SHAKUR: Tupac understood about his time limits here
and Tupac worked like a demon to make sure that he had
probably about 10 years worth of music to put out after he
left. So to that extent I think that just leaves us with the
mechanics of doing the work. Tupac left us a lot of work to
do, so I'm really glad to be able to do it.
LIONEL MARTIN, Video Director: The concept is that Tupac
is so powerful an individual as far as his music and
controversial views, that he's not really dead. So what we've
done is taken the incident after the baby shoot, and left a
possibility, however small it might be, that he's still
Afeni Shakur also turned up in this week's "People
Magazine," along with a photo of Tupac at the age of
seven, and the information that she spread some of her son's
ashes on her vegetable garden.