Demetrius Shipp Jr. Channels Tupac for 'Ambitionz az a Ridah' in 'All Eyez on Me' Bonus Clip: Exclusive
In June, Tupac Shakur's biopic All Eyez on Me debuted at No. 3 in the box office after earning $27 million. With renowned music director Benny Boom spearheading the project alongside rising actor Demetrius Shipp Jr., the film was able to quash reviews by skeptics and make a splash in Hollywood.
On Tuesday (Sept. 5), All Eyez on Me was released on Blu-Ray and DVD and Billboard has an exclusive bonus-clip from the newly-released DVD, which features Shipp's reenactment of Tupac's 1996 House of Blues performance of "Ambitionz az a Ridah."
"The Outlawz were there, 1,000 extras were there. They haven't seen me yet and I came out on fire," recalls Shipp in regards to his reenactment. "The crowd was going crazy. It was really like a concert. When I got out from that first one, everybody was surprised, stunned. The cast, the crew, they were like, 'I can't not believe that it look so authentic.'"
All Eyez on Me DVD contains all-new bonus content, a look at Shipp's transformation as Tupac, deleted scenes and cast audition tapes.
Check out the clip below. All Eyez on Me is available now.