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Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography Is In the Works

Following the recent announcement of a Tupac biopic comes news of the rapper's official biography. To be published by Simon & Schuster and written by Kevin Powell — another Real World–er with real-life success — it has the approval of Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur: "Kevin Powell is doing this Tupac Shakur biography with my full blessings. I trust him and his history of documenting my son’s life, and I know he will do the book from his heart." Adds Powell: "It is an honor to write what will be the definitive biography on the life and times of Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest icons in hip-hop and pop culture history.” Sounds good to us. [XXL]

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