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Warrington journalist secures rare interview with brother of Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur


VIDEO: WARRINGTON-based Hip Hop journalist and host Andy Moffatt recently secured a rare interview with Mopreme Shakur, brother of Hip Hop music/cultural icon Tupac and son of revolutionary Mutulu Shakur, talking about the legacy he left behind.

Mopreme was an original member of the Hip Hop group Thug Life & also a member of the Outlawz too. His father, a historic revolutionary amd currently a political prisoner, was very influential in the BLA & Black Panther movement in the 1960s & 1970s.

In 1988 Dr. Mutulu Shakur was convicted of RICO conspiracy, armed bank robbery and bank robbery killings and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Andrew, born and bred in Warrington, of Hip Hop XXIV talked with Mopreme about diverse topics including his father’s health & current parole situation, recording music with his brother Tupac & new documentaries that the Shakur family are endorsing. He also gives a big shout-out to the City of Manchester, UK, at the end too.

Andrew said: “This was an exceedingly rare interview and insight into the Shakur family who are very influential, not only in music and entertainment but also in American/world history.

Mopreme remembering his brother Tupac Shakur said: “His work ethic was legendary. I am the older brother, but I have got to learn things from him as well. The things I learned from him was just simple ability to write fast AND put these thoughts together fast.”

When asked about if Tupac himself would be satisfied with his legacy, Mopreme said: “I think he would be proud of my sister. My sister doing a lot of great things with the Tupac Foundation, a lot of philanthropy nationwide. Helping a lot of kids AND families with traumatic stress & PTSD from poverty which is never really addressed. But business-wise, I think it could be a little better, I’m not running it right now.”

Tupac Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and later by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Considered one of the most influential rappers of all time, Shakur is among the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Much of Shakur’s music has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality.
On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unidentified assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; he died six days later.


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Experienced journalist for more than 40 years. Managing Director of magazine publishing group with three in-house titles and on-line daily newspaper for Warrington. Experienced writer, photographer, PR consultant and media expert having written for local, regional and national newspapers. Specialties: PR, media, social networking, photographer, networking, advertising, sales, media crisis management. Director Warrington Chamber of Commerce Patron Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. Trustee Warrington Disability Partnership. Former Chairman of Warrington Town FC.


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