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Inside ‘Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free’ Exhibit
“Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free,” the museum experience that remembers the acclaimed rapper, actor, and activist, is not a hip-hop exhibit.
The immersive exhibition, which debuted on Jan. 21 in Los Angeles, highlights Shakur’s brief but impactful recording career, which lasted only five years due to his tragic murder in 1996.
But the overall purpose of the thought provoking museum, which is backed by Shakur’s estate and has been years in the making, is to provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the his life and work by exploring his childhood, revolutionary roots, and pivotal moments in his career.
“The exhibit has been very good about sharing everything with family and people who were close to him, saying ‘Does this feel right?’” said Jamal Joseph, Tupac’s godfather and special advisor to the estate. “So nothing was edited out because people said don’t show it because that’s not who Tupac was.”
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