Arguably as popular in death as he was in life, rapper Tupac Shakur is the subject of the new biographical film and soundtrack "Resurrection," the latter due this week via Amaru/Interscope. Four previously unreleased cuts feature some of the biggest names in hip-hop: the Eminem-produced "Runnin' (Dying To Live)" pairs verses from Tupac and the late Notorious B.I.G., while 50 Cent appears on "The Realist Killaz."
"The fact that such stars as Eminem and 50 Cent wanted to be part of this project testifies to Tupac's significance and influence," says the rapper's mother Afeni. "'Resurrection' represents truth, which is often painful, but it also represents hope, which is something Tupac always had."
The soundtrack also features previously released material spanning the brief career of Shakur, whose 1996 murder remains unsolved. His first major appearance is captured on Digital Underground's 1991 hit "Same Song," while "Death Around the Corner," from 1995's "Me Against the World," eerily foreshadows Shakur's violent demise.