Back when Tupac Shakur (a.k.a. 2Pac) changed the game with 1991’s 2Pacalypse Now, fans probably weren’t thinking that his hard-hitting rhymes would one day take center stage in a Broadway show. Yet years after his death, Tupac’s music continues to resonate and has become the backbone of an upcoming theater production called Holler If Ya Hear Me.
The show doesn’t chronicle Tupac’s life, but illustrates how his songs highlight stories of strife in communities all over the country. The show’s creators have arranged renditions of the rapper’s most notable hits and have worked up some amazing dance numbers to bring the energy full circle.
So what do you need to know about Holler If Ya Hear Me before make your way to Broadway? We’ve got three tidbits for you to savor until the production opens next month.
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