Trailer for new docuseries about 2Pac and Afeni Shakur, Dear Mama, released: Watch
A trailer for the new docuseries ‘Dear Mama’, about 2Pac and his mother Afeni, has been shared online by broadcaster FX.
The short teaser for the five-part series, which is directed by Allen Hughes, was debuted over the weekend to coincide with Mother’s Day in the US, ahead of the debut of the series later this year. The video features images of the late rapper set to a voiceover from his late mother describing a life lesson she taught her son.
“It was my responsibility to teach 2Pac how to survive his reality,” Afeni says in the clip. “So, 2Pac do something wrong, take your little sorry self in that corner, get The New York Times and let’s have a debate about it. Not a discussion, a debate. Let me hear what your idea is, stand up, defend it.”
‘Dear Mama’ takes its title from the rapper’s 1995 track of the same name, which was a tribute to Afeni Shakur. The series is said to trace the bond shared between the rapper and his mother and is “told through the eyes of the people who knew them best”.
The late rapper’s estate gave the series its blessing in 2019 when work on the show was initially announced. Director Allen Hughes previously worked on the July 2017 HBO documentary ‘The Defiant Ones’, about the creative and business partnership between Dr. Dre and Interscope label founder Jimmy Iovine.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Afeni Shakur would be the focus of a forthcoming biopic about her time as part of the Black Panther movement.
An immersive 2Pac museum experience also opened at the start of this year.
Watch the trailer for ‘Dear Mama’ below.