We interviewed Benny Boom about the challenges and goals of the new Tupac biopic. - From Noisey
When the video came out, there was this station—I think it was all over the country, but I grew up in Philly and I know it was there—where you could call and order up a video.
Still, it must have been hard to track down 2Pacalypse Now in Philly in '91.Interestingly enough, Philadelphia hip-hop was in a place where we always were at odds with New York.
I was a rapper at one time, so I understood how to dress and how to move and how people perceive you as a rap artist.
I mean, that was a real friendship where a set of circumstances beyond both of their control happened, and pitted them against each other in a way that should not have happened.
And the other thing was the commerce: the shit was selling records.