Tupac Resurrected In New Business Deal, CDs, Films & A Broadway Musical On the Horizon
As part of the agreement, Evergreen will help in the development of a forthcoming remix album made up of recordings from two of Tupac's biggest selling CDs, All Eyez On Me and Makaveli.
The company will also develop a script written by Tupac while serving time in prison called Live 2 Tell, a feature film biopic, a Tupac-based Broadway musical with the Mosaic Media Group and a video game which will coincide with a Best of 2Pac CD.
Evergreen will also back several forthcoming posthumous albums containing unreleased music and the book "Tupac Remembered," which will be published in 2008 by Becker & Mayer. The book will be an intimate portrayal of the rapper, featuring interviews of political leaders, actors, rappers and others who had a personal connection to him.
"I believe that after 10 years I have done as much as I can on my own to further the creative aspect of Tupac's music," said Afeni via statement. "I'm looking forward to working with Evergreen's publishing and creative marketing teams to reach a more global market and to expand the opportunities for my son's music."
"Tupac was one of the most prolific songwriters that ever lived," added David Schulhof, co-CEO of Evergreen. "He had a tremendous impact both as a songwriter and social activist, and left behind a body of work that will forever attract generations of fans. We are honored to be working with Afeni Shakur and helping to realize the full potential of this catalog."