Menace II Society Director Allen Hughes Will Make A New Tupac Docuseries
In 2017, director Allen Hughes directed The Defiant Ones. The HBO docuseries traced the lives of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who would make millions (and later billions) together at Death Row Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Beats Music. The N.W.A. co-founder and onetime Chairman of Interscope Records were interviewed, as were Eminem, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Bruce Springsteen, and Trent Reznor. The work earned a Grammy Award and five Emmy nominations. Hughes, who co-directed 1993’s Menace II Society with brother Albert, has now signed on to give the life of Tupac Shakur a similar treatment. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Hughes reached an agreement with the late rapper, actor, and activist’s estate for a five-part series. Per Deadline, the deal grants Hughes access to all of Pac’s songs (released and unreleased), his writings, and poetry. Tom Whalley, who was an Interscope executive that signed Pac in the early 1990s, is believed to be responsible for his artistic holdings.