To commemorate the anniversary of Tupac‘s shooting death (September 13, 1996) and what would be his 40th birthday in 2011, New Video announces today the release of UNCENSORED AND UNCUT: THE LOST PRISON TAPES on Tuesday, January 26, 2011.
A moving portrait of one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time, TUPAC: UNCENSORED AND UNCUT -THE LOST PRISON TAPES features an uncut, never-before-seen interview with the rapper from inside the Clinton Correctional Facility, where he was incarcerated in 1995. This is a raw look into Tupac’s world as he riffs on topics ranging from his involvement in gang life, the 1994 Quad Recordings shooting, his relationship with his mother, and his determination to uplift, not destroy, the black community – despite his “thug” persona. Shortly after leaving prison he released his multi-platinum album, Me Against the World. He died a year later. He remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the second highest-selling rap artist.
A major motion picture biography of Tupac, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is reported to begin production in November 2010.