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Benny Boom Says Directing Tupac's 'All Eyez On Me' Biopic Is The Highlight Of His Career

Benny Boom is revealing the inner workings of putting together the film on the iconic artist.

Tupac's All Eyez On Me biopic is gearing up for a major release soon, and its famed director, Benny Boom, is revealing the inner workings of putting together the film on the iconic artist.

In an interview with XXL, Boom spoke on the deeper meaning of the motion picture and the casting of Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the "Changes" rapper. "Demetrius 1,000 percent embodies everything that Tupac did," he said. "Sometimes I have to go back and just look to remember like "Oh, this is Tupac," and not get lost in Demetrius' portrayal of Tupac because he's doing it so well."

Boom also shared that this opportunity sits at the top of his list of cinematic achievements. "To be able to direct a film about the most iconic, I would say first off, the most iconic hip-hop figure. That’s No. 1. [Tupac] is the Elvis Presley of our generation. He is Beethoven to the 15th, 16th century," he said. "He is the artist. So, to be able to direct to have the opportunity to direct the film about him, is big for anyone. Anyone who would have gotten this chance to direct the film, I think this is a high point for them. No matter where they came from or what other films they’ve done before."

There's no public knowledge of a release date just yet, but it'll only be a matter of time before you can circle a date on the calendar. "There’s some legal things when you say that there’s a movie coming out, but that information will hit very shortly and everyone will know," he said. "Just know we are very much aware of the anniversary and the history of things and we have that in mind."

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"I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so thankful for," Ciara wrote on Instagram. "This week I got accepted into Harvard! Words cannot describe my excitement! Thank you @anitaelberse for a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend @Harvard BEMS."

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I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so thankful for. This week I got accepted into Harvard! Words cannot describe my excitement! Thank you @anitaelberse for a once in in a lifetime opportunity to attend @Harvard BEMS. #WhyNotHER

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