Sup people? ., So as you can see Shawn Sparxx wrote the first article for Truth About Tupac in the first issue of Bear Witness Magazine (April, 2011). And ya boy here wrote article #2. We are not only sharing it here but also announcing an open call for submissions for Truth About Tupac's Article #3 in Bear Witness June 2011. We would like to know what you think or feel about the Truth About Tupac Movement? What can you convey about your experiences in this movement and here networking on this premiere site? Please send all submissions to Asher@TruthAboutTupac.com if your article is selected you will have it posted here in the Bear Witness blog, it will be featured in the magazine, you will receive a copy of the magazine, and also be added to the BW mailing list.
Bear Witness May 2011.
As Shawn Sparxx so poignantly expressed in the debut issue of Bear Witness Magazine- "Truth About Tupac" (TAT) is "A Movement." Before www.TruthAboutTupac.com was ever purchased as an online domain, it was the result of collective questions being asked among several important factions of our affiliations. To begin with, Truth About Tupac was heavily inspired by both Drah Cenedive's "Hard Evidence Research Company", who published the first volume of "2Pac Lives" in 2003. Then, in collaboration with "Ninth Trybe Studies", a beginning cadre of TAT members participated in what was to be one of the first academic courses on Tupac's revolutionary and literary legacy at the University of Washington from 2003-2005. This course was called "The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur" and made international press, which included a special visit from Afeni Shakur herself at the Seattle Public Library.
Since that time, TAT has risen through the ranks of online Tupac websites from its official founding in November of 2009. Now in 2011, TAT's Closest Roaddawgs can really Bear Witness at the progress that has been made. As Sparxx noted (Bear Witness April 2011 pg. 16), TAT has amassed a number of very exclusive and revealing interviews, and yet we are also an interactive community sync'd with Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Hulu. This makes us a great place to market your music, message, and build with like minds in the furthering of this movement. To date, Truth About Tupac has several group pages with affiliate organizations and websites such as Mind of Makaveli, Thisis50, Freeway Enterprise, and even Bear Witness Movement as well. Here you will find RSS feeds of the latest news pulling from the various corners of our extended families.
As we move into May 2011, we are very proud to have been hyper-linked from the homepage of the official 2Pac.com in the "where the fans are at" section, since their launch on February 2nd. More recently, the Truth About Tupac Logo (created by Evolving Graphics) has been added in the company of power houses Morgan Creek, Universal Pictures, and KarmaLoop by Skee Tv in preparation for the upcoming bio pic about Tupac's life. The long awaited bio film will be directed by Antwoine Fuqua (of Training Day), scheduled for release in 2013. Through this collaboration TAT found a niche in order to offer a polling system for fans to vote on who they think should play Tupac in the upcoming bio film.
At the time this article went to press, there was just under two weeks remaining in the ongoing campaign of those seeking to portray Tupac in this upcoming movie (which ended on April 30th). Right from our homepage, hopefuls could submit their audition videos to Morgan Creek (by way of Skee TV), watch the featured audition videos uploaded by hopefuls (side by side on the main page), and then cast their vote on who they think has the most "Juice."
If you are interested to see the results of this campaign, and get acquainted with our movement- by all means please do join us at www.TruthAboutTupac.com. It's as easy as a one click login process via your google, yahoo, facebook, or twitter accounts. Pimp out your profile page, upload music, videos, post blogs, discussions, live chats, feeds, ad friends, and essentially "do what you do" to network and build a better future for the next generation. To be on your hustle, bout your business, and be your own Truth (BEAR WITNESS)!