Circa 1994, Tupac Shakur and Entertainment Weekly’s Benjamin Svetkey sat down together and delved into the rapper’s most intimate thoughts on life, death, success, the media, the government and trouble with the law.
In their newest Blank On Blank segment, PBS Digital Studios put the audio recording to an animated cartoon sketch, bringing Tupac’s words to life.
If I was white I would have been like John Wayne. Somebody who pulled himself up from their bootstraps. From poverty. From welfare. Now I am kissing Janet Jackson. I’m doing movies. I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play, you know what I’m saying?
Enjoy the full clip in the video up top.