Tupac biopic delayed by song licensing issues

'All Eyez On Me' won't be released in September anymore

The release of the forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic has been delayed.

All Eyez On Me was due for release in September, but will now not be out until later in the year.

As TMZ reports, the production team on the film are having issues clearing the rights for the rapper’s track ‘Ambitionz Az A Ridah’, which featured on his fourth album.

Rapper Daz Dillinger, who contributed to the production of the song, has claimed rights to the track, but BMG executives say they are the song’s sole owners. Dillinger claims the company owes him $75,000.

All Eyez On Me is now scheduled for release in November, which filmmakers hope will give them enough time to reach an agreement on the issue.

Checkout the teaser trailer for All Eyez On Me! June 16th is Tupac’s birthday. What’s your favorite Tupac song?

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The film has been overseen by music video director Benny Boom and will star the previously-unknown Demetrius Shipp Jr in the lead role. Watch the trailer above.

Filming wrapped back in April, with castmember The Game later speaking on Instagram, saying that the “Tupac movie is the real deal, shit make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon”.

All Eyez On Me will chart Shakur’s life, from his upbringing to his rise in hip hop and Hollywood. It will also touch on the icon’s connections to the Black Panther party, as well as his relationship with his mother Afeni Shakur, who passed away in May.
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