Odell B. Ruffin will portray slain hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur in the play â€œA Tupac Tale,â€ playing at Howard Universityâ€™s Blackburn Auditorium on June 16, 17 and 19. Photo by Maurice G. Fitzgerald
The late Hip-Hop artist, actor and poet Tupac Shakur once said, â€œIâ€™m gonna change the world; If I donâ€™t, I will spark the mind that does.â€ The story of Shakur will be told from the eyes of local playwright and actor Odell B. Ruffin in â€œA Tupac Tale,â€ premiering at Howard University on June 16, 17 and 19.
The play, which Ruffin has worked on for the past year writing, directing, and producing, is a piece that he said is, â€œan interpretation of Tupacâ€™s life while he was in prison as well as an examination of his relationships with women.â€
The play looks to unearth parts of the infamous Shakur that are little known to his critics and even some fans.