Tupac Shakur Will Be Celebrated In An Episode Of TV One’s ‘Unsung’
The life and legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur will be discussed at length on an upcoming episode of the hit series, Unsung.
Tupac Shakur, arguably one of the greatest MCs of all time, will receive the Unsung treatment in an upcoming episode of TV One’s popular show. Focusing on the rapper’s career in film and television, this will be much different than previous Unsung episodes.
For those who didn’t know, Tupac Shakur was schooled and trained at the Baltimore School for the Arts, alongside BFF Jada Pinkett-Smith. It was there where he cultivated a passion for acting, even starring in the play, A Raisin in the Sun at the Apollo when he was 12-years-old.
Before his murder in 1996, Shakur had a healthy career as an actor with a stellar penchant for creating memorable moments on screen. From Poetic Justice to Juice to Gridlock’d — ‘Pac managed to create an impressive body of work way before IMDB ever existed.
“Tupac is iconic and he transcends music and television,” Jubba Seyyid, Senior Director of Programming & Production, said. “We’ve heard his story told before but as a musician. We don’t think he got credit for his acting prowess. He was as talented an actor as he was a musician. He was a triple threat: Music, acting and activism. 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 episode of Unsung will feature commentary from Ice-T, Ice Cube, John Singleton, Andre Harrell, Leon and more.
Set your TV channels to TV One as the Tupac Unsung episode will air, Sunday, Oct. 29.