Since his untimely death more than 25 years ago, 2Pac has been memorialized in various ways, and his extraordinary life may soon be recognized with an Emmy Award. The Emmys announced the nominees for their 2023 ceremony on Wednesday (July 12), slated to take place in September. Among the nominees is the highly anticipated documentary series “2Pac: Life of a Legend,” which delves deep into the rapper’s influential career and lasting impact on the music industry. Produced by acclaimed filmmakers, this nomination is a testament to the enduring legacy of 2Pac and its undeniable cultural significance.
‘Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur’ is one of the five works nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. The FX series competes against The U.S. And The Holocaust, Secrets of the Elephants, The 1619 Project, and 100 Foot Wave. The FX series ‘Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur’ delves into the compelling story of the iconic rapper and his mother, Afeni Shakur. Through its powerful narrative and extensive research, the series sheds light on their complex relationship, their impact on music and activism, and the enduring legacy they left behind.
Allen Hughes directed the five-part documentary series, which debuted on Hulu in April. It received favourable reviews from the film and the hip-hop communities and grossed enormous sums after its release. Afeni Shakur, a founder of the Black Panther Party, and 2Pac, widely regarded as the best rapper of all time, are the subjects of the moving mother-son relationship depicted in Dear Mama. The documentary had the most-watched premiere episode of an unscripted series in FX’s 28-year history shortly after its release.
— Allen Hughes (@Hughes2Society) July 12, 2023
The project also received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, and even his father had a few reactions after being termed “coward” in the series. To that effect, several prominent people continued to applaud the production, but one stood out. Chance In a tweet, The Rapper wrote.
“Did y’all watch the Tupac & Afeni Shakur documentary series yet? What’s y’all honest thoughts? Cause I would say without exaggeration or hyperbole it’s probably the best documentary I’ve ever seen.”