We’re not sure we’ll ever get all the answers about what happened in Las Vegas on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, but a new documentary should provide a clearer picture. A&E’s six-part limited series Who Killed Tupac?, premiering on Nov. 21, will examine the life and death of one of rap music’s brightest talents.
Tupac Shakur died six days after he and friend Suge Knight were attacked in a drive-by shooting that night in Vegas. Suge survived, but Tupac ultimately succumbed to internal bleeding. He was only 25 years old. To this day, the case remains unsolved.
Now, however, A&E seeks to break new ground in the mystery. “This series promises to bring to light confidential, exclusive documents, interviews, and information that will be used to both support as well as discredit some of the key theories haunting this murder investigation over the past two decades,” the cable network says in a press release.
“Each installment of this investigative series will include aspects from the legendary artist’s life as well as follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind his murder.”
In recent years, Benjamin Crump has devoted his career to high-profile and racially-charged cases — having represented the families of Trayvon, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, for example. His mother went to school with Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur; and before her death in 2016, Afeni asked him to look into her son’s murder. “In exploring how Tupac didn't get his due process, Crump seeks to show how it is relevant to what is happening in the social justice movement in America today,” A&E says.
Who Killed Tupac? will also feature interviews with Tupac’s brother Mopreme Shakur, his childhood friend E.D.I. Mean, and his manager Atron Gregory, as well as famed attorney Christopher Darden, civil rights activist Al Sharpton, and former members of the Bloods and the Crips gangs. Meanwhile, Grammy-nominated The Game provided the show’s opening song, “Heaven 4 a Gangster.”
The series premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. ET on A&E.
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