FX is set to release a documentary on the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. However, unlike the previous documentaries which focused on the late rapper’s musical career, Dear Mama will have his relationship with his mother Afeni at the centre.

The five-part docuseries is helmed by Allen Huges, who has directed The Book of Eli and Dead Presidents. For the unaware, the film draws its name from Tupac’s iconic songs “Dear Mama,” which was released just a year before the rapper was killed in a shooting. 

Tupac’s relationship with his mother Afeni has been extensively covered by the media over the years. A former Black Panther herself, Afeni Shakur was a reputed American activist and socialist who fought extensively for the rights of marginalised black communities.

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The very brief teaser gives us a glimpse of Afeni’s influence over her son with the voice-over going on to say, “It was my responsibility to teach Tupac how to survive his reality. So Tupac do something wrong, take your little sorry self in that corner, get the New York Times and let’s have a debate about it. Not a discussion, a debate. Let me hear what your idea is, stand up, defend it.”

While the docu-series’ exact release date is yet to be revealed, FX confirmed that it’s coming this fall. 

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