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Tupac is alive! And living with the Navajo, new film will argue

Martha Ross, The Mercury News on

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And yes, Boss knows that people will dismiss his argument, but Boss said he received his information from people in the rapper's family and close circle.

"You can write a fiction," Boss said. "You can write a fiction story but this is not a fiction. This is facts through certain people I know."

Boss said he knows Snoop Dog, who collaborated with Shakur, and he said his father knew Shakur's mother from their involvement in the Black Panther Party.

"Let's just say Mr. Shakur -- the family is aware of the movie and they're okay with the title so that should tell you more or less what's going on," said Boss.

Boss said he wants Shakur's fans to see the movie, due for release in 2021, and decide for themselves what's fiction and what's not.

Richard Garcia, the actor tasked with playing Shakur in the film, has decided for himself. He told KNTV that he believes the rap legend died in Las Vegas in 1996, but he said he is certain his music legacy is still alive.

 

"He's gone but like you said, like his mother said, he lives on through all of us," Garcia said. "Through our memories, through our hearts, through our tribute."

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