Tupac DVD Due In 2002

"Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur" will be the first DVD title released by QD3 Entertainment under a new deal with Image Entertainment<

"Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur" will be the first DVD title released by QD3 Entertainment under a new deal with Image Entertainment. Tentatively due in March 2002, "Thug Angel" features all new footage and interviews to tell the story of the controversial late hip-hop artist.

QD3, founded by Quincy D. Jones III, the son of music pioneer Quincy Jones, expects to release 12 urban and hip-hop related home video titles through its production agreement with Image. The company boasts an extensive library of live performances and never-before-seen footage covering every genre from old school to gangster rap, and promises to take "a closer look at the evolution of hip-hop by examining the creative forces that have shaped the genre."

A Source Awards producer of the year nominee, Jones III has worked with such artists as Ice Cube, TLC's T Boz, LL Cool J, and Brandy. He also won the ASCAP Composers Award for his work on the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" sitcom, and was nominated, along with George Clinton, for composing the theme to Eddie Murphy's animated Fox series "The PJ's."

Jones III is currently writing and producing for the debut DreamWorks album from Tru Life, formerly of the Christian rap act the Cross Movement.