Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tupac’s Father Prepping Tribute Album

As the ten year anniversary of Tupac’s birth and death approaches, his father arranges a compilation album dedicated to the impassioned entertainer. Imprisoned activist Dr. Mutulu Shakur will release ‘A 2Pac Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle’ on June 16 to celebrate his late son’s thirty fifth birthday. The album will mark the first album to feature incarcerated rappers and industry rappers. Reportedly conceived during various visits Tupac and brother Mopreme took to see Dr. Shakur in prison, ‘Dare 2 Struggle’ includes a sixteen page appeal against gang violence called the ‘Thug Code,’ written by the three men. The album features Mopreme, Nzingha, Outlawz, TQ, Slick, Imaan Faith, and T-Jay, among others. It is executive produced by Dr. Shakur and Canadian hip-hop activist Raoul Juneja (a.k.a. Deejay Ra) and will be distributed through Kent Entertainment’s rap imprint First Kut and Juneja's Lyrical Knockout Entertainment (Toronto). ‘Dare 2 Struggle’ will also include a preview of Dr. Shakur’s new historical fiction novel about Tupac entitled "N 2 Da Gutter."


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