So, not only is there going to be a Tupac Shakur Musical on Broadway (I know, I was surprised too), Saul Williams has been tapped to join the cast. No, he’s not playing Tupac, despite what you may have heard (if you pay attention to this stuff.) If this musical really gets at the goals and effects of the Shakur family on American society, this is going to be a very powerful piece. An eye-opener for the Average Broadway theater if ever there was one. Check him out below if you’ve never heard of him. (Props to FACT for pointing to the NYTimes piece, but updates required it seems.)
I mean, just saying. The number of inner city kids that were helped by his efforts to end gang violence, in addition to the millions of creatives that were influenced by his sound makes it seem likely. Just think, one day the president might be a Millennial who rocked backwards jeans because of Kriss Kross one month.