Allen Hughes’ FX Docuseries Sheds Light On Tupac Shakur’s Relationship With His Mother
Dec 26, 2022
The story of Tupac Shakur’s life and tragic death has been retold in a number of films and documentaries. However, FX has a new spin on the tale with a docuseries coming soon, titled “Dear Mama,” that focuses on the relationship between Shakur and his mother.
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As seen in the teaser trailer, Allen Hughes’ new docuseries “Dear Mama” tells the story of Tupac Shakur and his relationship with his mother, Afeni. Through the use of archival footage and new interviews, we see just how Afeni, a former Black Panther, gave birth to one of the greatest hip-hop icons of all time.
The series comes from director Allen Hughes, who is no stranger to docuseries about hip-hop. His most recent project is the acclaimed series, “The Defiant Ones,” which focuses on Dr. Dre. Hughes is probably best known for his collaborations with his brother, Albert Hughes, on films such as “Menace II Society,” “Dead Presidents,” and “The Book of Eli.”
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“Dear Mama” debuts on FX in spring 2023. You can watch the new teaser below.
Here’s the synopsis:
From award-winning director Allen Hughes (The Defiant Ones) comes FX’s Dear Mama, a deeply personal five-part series that defies the conventions of traditional documentary storytelling to share an illuminating saga of mother and son, Afeni and Tupac Shakur. Their story chronicles the possibilities and contradictions of the U.S. from a time of revolutionary fervor to Hip Hop culture’s most ostentatious decade.
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