I have tried to ignore these “conversations” that Funkmaster Flex and Wack 100 have been having in regards to the shooting at Quad Studios involving Tupac Shakur. As most of you should remember the feature film “All Eyez on Me” starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as 2Pac is set to be released on June 16th of this year. Usually what comes out of these biopics is a “new career” or a “resurgence” for those whom were around during the times depicted in the film. For example when “Straight Outta Compton” was released anyone associated with Ruthless Records, Eazy E, or N.W.A. during the time that the legendary Rap group was active began doing interviews, re-releasing music, and even releasing new music it was like a revival for some also resulting in an increase in income. Just look at the D.O.C. His vocal cords were severely damaged in a car accident then lo and behold the movie comes out and his voice returns! The difference between the movie “Straight Outta Compton” and “All Eyez on Me” is that a lot of the main people who were around and could speak to the person that Pac really was are deceased. Jada Pinkett-Smith and Treach are in the handful of people still alive that had a genuine friendship with Tupac.
As this film continues to pick up speed a lot of people are going to be looking for a payday whether it’s big or small some people just want all eyes on them! It’s not about being “relevant” because Funk Flex is a legendary Dee Jay but Wack 100 is a legendary…I’m not really sure what he does outside of managing his brother, The Game and Ray J. Wack 100 wasn’t an “industry” person back then as from what I gather he was still “in the streets.” As for Flex yes he was on Hot97 at the time but he was not half as vocal then as he is today! Why? I’m not completely sure however money is always a default answer. No matter what field of entertainment you work in your death is profitable for any and every one. That is why it is a good idea for you to have your affairs in order so that when you die your estate could stop people from profiting off of you, your likeness, your brand, your music, and aspects of your life. Instead of having folks sign non-disclosure agreements just to come to your house party or even be around you is ridiculous. These “non-disclosures” have loop holes as that’s just the American way. When Justin Bieber or Chris Brown dies do you think all those women who signed those legal documents won’t be writing tell-all books? Look at how many Michael Jackson movies, books, and t-shirts there are that aren’t authorized by his estate.
Why do you think Beyoncé has such a tight grip on her image and photos? Funkmaster Flex must be feeling himself, smelling himself, or something because he’s speaking on something that happened almost twenty five years ago and the man involved is not here to set the record straight Believe me if Pac was alive right now Flex would not bust a grape at the winery. As for Wack 100 he’d probably still be in the streets living vicariously through Suge Knight. Most of the young people today did not experience Tupac Shakur the man or the legend so all they will know about Pac is what we teach them, YouTube, and his catalogue. This film is going to be another animal because most people will watch the movie and completely negate the missing details that were in the book. For mainstream America this is all they will know about Pac and literally anyone who says I was there can get some type of come up even if it’s based off of a lie. You all should know that 2017 is the year of alternative facts and nobody wants to fact check. “I bet you got it twisted, you don’t know who to trust.”