The life of Tupac Shakur will be celebrated in an upcoming episode of the hit series “Unsung.”
The episode featuring Tupac will focus on the rapper’s career in film and television.
The rapper, who was schooled at the Baltimore School for the Arts, had a passion for film since he was cast in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Apollo when he was 12-years-old.
Even before he was murdered in 1996, Tupac Shakur managed to leave an impressive body of work, by starring in movies like “Poetic Justice,“ “Above the Rim,” “Gridlock’d,“ and the classic “Juice.“
“Tupac is iconic and he transcends music and television. We’ve heard his story told before but as a musician. We don’t think he got credit for his acting prowess,” said Jubba Seyyid, Senior Director of Programming & Production.
“He was as talented an actor as he was a musician. Actually, he was a triple threat: Music, acting, and activism,” Seyyid continued. “Possibly if he hadn’t left us, he would be participating in Oscar-worthy performances by now because that’s just the type of talent he was.”
The Tupac episodes of “Unsung” features commentary from Ice-T, Ice Cube, John Singleton, Andre Harrell, Leon, Duane Martin, Guy Torry, Joe Torry, Money B, Shaun Baker, Robi Reed, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Mopreme Shakur, YoYo, Lance Gross and Malik Yoba.
Tupac Shakur’s “Unsung” will debut on TV One on Sunday, October 29