Thursday, May 31, 2012

Richard Bond's film about Tupac Shakur

Having visited Las Vegas (or Cibola, as Stephen King calls the model of the world) recently, I noticed the 2007 documentary “Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy or Revenge?” by Richard Bond (and “Bond Age Films”), examining the investigation of the gangland hit on rap singer Tupac Shakur on September 7, 1996 near the Strip in Las Vegas. 

The incident occurred about two years after OJ, and fits well into 90s lore.

The documentary recreates the scene on Flamingo Blvd with tinted model cars and makes it look chilling, as Tupac was surrounded and trapped.

Much of the rest of the documentary questions the police investigation, and interviews many parties never interviewed by police.  There were complicated ties to activity in Compton, CA as well as LA itself.

Early, the film makes interesting points about the squabble over the "ownership" of Tupac's music in the record industry. 

The DVD presents the film in full screen format. The film has a MySpace site here

There is a detailed biography on Wikipedia, emphasizing the way “2Pac” dealt with the problems in the inner cities, here

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