Tupac Shakur Biopic News: Danai Gurira Cast as Tupac’s Mother Afeni Shakur

Some interesting news has developed about the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me. They’ve finally cast someone to play the role of Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur.

The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira (a.k.a. the woman with the sword) will hit the screen as Tupac’s mother and fans couldn’t be happier. She’s actually perfect for the role.
We tend to associate actors with their characters, so playing the mother of the infamous West Coast rapper isn’t far fetched for Gurira. On The Walking Dead series she plays a strong, smart woman that gives zombies a run for their money.
Taking on the role of the “Dear Mama” rapper should be easy for Danai Gurira to transition into. Not to mention, it’s something Tupac fans can really look forward to; in a short time on the small screen Gurira has made an impact on TWD series.
Given the traits of Afeni Shakur, it will be interesting to see her character come into fruition in the Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyez On Me.”

Forbes 30 Under 30 2016: Hip Hop Artists and Producers That Made the Cut

It’s that time of year again, the Forbes 30 Under 30 2016 list! Let’s take a look at the hip hop influencers that made the cut.
Boi-1da, 29
Known for producing hits like “Headlines” and “Best I Ever Had,” Boi-1da got his start with OVO founder Drake.
Metro Boomin, 22
Came a long way from his start in middle school. He produces beats for Future, Gucci Mane, Ludacris and more.
Leon Bridges, 26
His album “Coming Home” hit No. 1 last year on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop list.
Jason Derulo, 26
From ghostwriting for Lil Wayne and Diddy to making 14 top 100 hits, Derulo made the cut for Forbes 30 Under 30 2016.
Dave Free, 29
Jason Derulo’s manager took him under his wing. Since then he’s sold millions of records and won multiple Grammys for his work.
MixedByAli, 26
Mixing engineer for Top Dawg Entertainment, MixedByAli has a huge year coming up. Why? Because he played a significant role in Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
Schoolboy Q, 29
The California rapper released “Oxymoron” in 2014, reaching No. 1 on the charts for his debut.
Rae Sremmurd 22,23
The rap duo/ brothers took the hip hop world by storm with their debut in 2014 and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
DJ Snake, 29
The French DJ made headway in hip hop with the song “Turn Down For What?” He continues to make noise in the EDM industry.
Fetty Wap, 24
Fetty Wap made the list. We don’t really have to go into why he did; his 2015 portfolio speaks for itself. Congrats Fetty!
The Weekend, 25
The Weekend is another artist whose work speaks for itself. Making the Forbes 30 Under 30 2016 list was well deserved.
If you’re wondering why hip hop artists Kendrick Lamar and Drake didn’t make the cut, it’s because they’ve made the list once already. As you know, you can only be nominated once for the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Is anyone else missing from Forbes 30 Under 30 2016? Do you think someone got snubbed from the list?

Killer Mike on Bernie Sanders, ‘We Have the Opportunity to Elect Someone Who Cares About Everyone’

There’s always politics in hip hop, but what about hip hop in politics?

Rapper Killer Mike appeared on the “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert where he discussed modern day segregation and who he is endorsing for the 2016 presidential run.

Killer Mike on Bernie Sanders:

Dr. King in his last 2 years of life talked about a poor people’s campaign, organizing unions on behalf of poor workers, organizing against a war machine that was perpetuating violence in Vietnam; Bernie Sanders is the only politician who has consistently for 50 years taken that social justice platform into  politics. Right now we have the opportunity to elect someone who is directly out of the philosophy of non violence. We have the opportunity to elect someone who cares about everyone and cares about lives that don’t look like his and we may not get this opportunity for another 20 years.

 Do you agree with the Killer Mike’s thoughts on Bernie Sanders? Will this be one of our last chances to elect a president who is really for the people?
Check out the footage of Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show.”