A release date for the long-awaited film has also been confirmed.

A new trailer for Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me has been released ahead of its premiere in June.

The latest clip moves between snapshots of Tupac Shakur’s life from his early years to his rise to superstardom and rivalry with Biggie.

The footage begins by emphasising the rapper’s ideals, illustrated by a quote from his activist father Mutulu Shakur.

“You must stand for something. You must live for something, and you must be willing to die for something,” he advises his son.

Later, Tupac, played by Demetrius Shipp, Jr., tells Notorious B.I.G. (portrayed by Jamal Woolard, who also played Biggie in Notorious), “We got a big platform. Use that platform to make change.”

The trailer also offers up plenty of context from the period, showing clips of media attacks on hip-hop, police showdowns and meetings with smarmy record executives.

Last year, reports surfaced alleging that the biopic was being delayed by a song licensing dispute. However, the trailer prominently features Tupac’s ‘California Love’, suggesting the rights conflict has since been resolved.

All Eyez on Me opens on June 16th. The date coincides with what would have been Tupac’s 46th birthday.

On Friday, Tupac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg.



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