2Pac Inspired Musical Closer To Heading To The Stage

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Originally posted on AllHipHop:

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop icon Tupac Shakur’s work has inspired cover songs, books, and university courses, and now the late emcee’s music will serve as the basis for the upcoming play, Holler If Ya Hear Me , by celebrated Broadway director Kenny Leon.

The title was taken from the 2Pac song of the same name off his sophomore album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. The musical features a book by Todd Kreidler and choreography by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento.

Leon’s Holler If Ya Hear Me is the story of two childhood friends and their associates as they try to overcome the struggles of life in the inner-city.

“The idea was always to make a musical inspired by his music and not to do an autobiographical approach to his life or anything like that,” Leon told NPR in 2011. “And because I always thought that Tupac was a prophet and I thought if everybody could hear his…

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