Tupac Legacy Lives On In Music, Film, And
September 17 [14:00 EDT] -- One year after the death of
Tupac Shakur, there are still a number of projects in the
works from the slain rapper.
"The New York Post" reports that several parties
are vying for position to release a large number of
unreleased tracks from Tupac. The film and video rights to
his life story and poetry and other non-music works are also
up for grabs.
So far, parties that have shown interest reportedly
include Mercury Records, who may put out an album of the
rapper's early recordings, and Interscope Records (Shakur's
original label) who reportedly want to release at least two
album's worth of songs that he recorded just before his
Quincy Jones and "Malcolm X" producer Marvin
Worth are reportedly looking to bring a feature film version
of Shakur's life to the big screen, and HBO is reportedly
interested in a documentary of his life.
Meanwhile, those who want to follow the Shakur murder case
can check out a recently launched website from the "Las
Vegas Sun" that chronicles the rapper's death and the
police investigation that has followed. The site (at www.lasvegassun.com/sun/dossier/events/shakur/shakur.html)
features a year's worth of Tupac-related news stories from
the Associated Press as well as the "Sun's" own
coverage of the fatal shooting which occurred in Las Vegas.
Users can also access photos of the rapper, details from
Shakur's death certificate, reaction to his death from fans
and colleagues, and timelines of both his recording career
and the night he was murdered.
MTV News also examined the year that has passed since
Tupac's death (and the legacy he left behind) in last week's
edition of "The Week In Rock," which can be
accessed right here at MTV News Online.
During that "Week In Rock" broadcast, Kurt Loder
incorrectly stated that Shakur was named after Peru's Tupac
Amaru rebels. In fact Tupac himself, and the Peruvian group,
were both named after Tupac Amaru, a Cuban insurrectionary
active some 50 years ago. MTV News regrets the error.