“We must each define the meaning of our own existence.” Jacques Derrida
Tupac Shakur Legacy presents the story of rap artist, political spokesman, poet, actor, writer, humanitarian and entrepreneur Tupac Amaru Shakur. From his early childhood in Harlem, to his emergence as a young artist, through his incarceration, release, and last, prolific years in the eyes of an adoring public, Tupac’s life and legacy are recounted by a friend who knew him well, and with the cooperation of Tupac’s family. In a scrapbook complete with unseen family photographs, intimate stories, and removable reproductions of his handwritten song lyrics, poetry, and other personal papers, tells of an extraordinary life in a gritty, heartrending – and above all, honest – way.
Jamal Joseph is a writer, director, producer, poet, activist, and educator. While incarcerated for his active participation in the Black Panther Party, Joseph earned two college degrees, and wrote five plays and two volumes of poetry. He is currently an associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division and the artistic director of the New Heritage Theater in Harlem.
© 2006 Amaru Entertainment Inc.