The movie All Eyez On Me (no idea why the word eyes is spelled in ebonics) tells the true story of 1990s rapper and actor Tupac Shakur who was murdered in Las Vegas in a drive-by (a drive-by is when a gang drives by and murders a rival gang member).
The film follows Tupac Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his assassination at the age of 25.
Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground. In the same year he received individual recognition for his album “2Pacalypse Now,” but this album was also the beginning of his notoriety as a leading figure of the gangster permutation of hip-hop, with references to cop killing and sexual violence. His solo movie career also began in 1992 with Juice. In 1993 he co-starred with Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice.
However, law confrontations were soon to come: A 15-day jail term in 1994 for assault and battery and, in 1995, a conviction for sexual assault of a female fan. After serving 8 months pending an appeal, Tupac Shakur was released from jail.
He was murdered on September 13, 1996.