Thanks to PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank series, you can now check out this quick Microcassette-recorded interview of Tupac Shakur by Benjamin Svetkey in a restaurante in Hollywood in 1994. 2pac speaks lightly on “Thug Life,” his future, fame & how the press sought to tarnish his image. Check out the animated GIFs and interview transcript here.

“If I was white I would have been like John Wayne… I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play” – Tupac Shakur

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x2FqX2YZws
 
Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith

Music:
I Get Around
Shorty Wanna Be A Thug
Hail Mary
Changes
So Many Tears

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Extras

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