The story of late rapper Tupac Shakur has become the inspiration for quite the unexpected project -- a Broadway musical called "Holler if Ya Hear Me."
According to CNN.com, the musical will feature the rapper's songs and will be produced by his mother, Afeni Shakur. The musical tells the story of two childhood friends living in a fictional Midwestern industrial city. It highlights their determination to capture their dreams against all odds.
"Tupac was a prophet, and I want everyone to see that," director Kenny Leon told Broadway.com. "[Holler if Ya Hear Me] is a present-day musical using all of Tupac's music, but Tupac is not a character in the musical."
Leon led previous Broadway successes such as "Fences" and "The Mountaintop."
The musical is scheduled to be ready for the 2013-2014 Broadway season, the Huffington Post reports.
It will be choreographed by Tony-winner Wayne Cilento of "Wicked" and "Sweet Charity." The book was written by Todd Kreidler, associate director for "Fences."
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...