The new musical, “Holler If Ya Hear Me” based on the music of hip hop legend Tupac Shakur comes to Broadway.
Tupac was born in Harlem and relocated to California as a youth before being killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996.
The production has been in the works for more than a decade and has been brought to life by director, Kenny Leon.
Daryl Waters, the musical supervisor told the Post,
“Part of the reason the show is staying away from being about Tupac’s life is that his lyrics have broader impact. The message of hope and love is not just confined to urban neighborhoods.”
Tupac fought to give voice to the voiceless.
His beloved mom and show producer, Afeni Shakur and good friend Madonna attended the preview Monday night on what would have been the rappers 43rd birthday.
The show features Saul Williams in the lead role and officially opens tonight at the Palace Theatre in the heart of Times Square.