A new play is in development for Broadway that features the music of Tupac. I’m pretty sure no other play on Broadway will feature as many lyrics with the word “nigger” in it. As a bonus, there will be tons of misogyny and lyrics about murder, mayhem and gun violence.
From WTOP here:
A musical inspired by the music of Tupac Shakur hopes to bring gangsta rap to a Broadway stage.
A workshop of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” is currently under way in New York under the direction of Kenny Leon, who helmed the Broadway hits “Fences” and “The Mountaintop.” The new musical sets Shakur’s music to an original story and hopes to be ready for the 2013-2014 Broadway season.
Producers said Monday the musical is set in a Midwestern industrial city during present time and tells the story of two childhood friends “as they struggle to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with their hopes, dreams and ambitions.”
Someone’s gotta rap about smacking bitches and hos and popping caps in niggas’ asses. I wonder if during the last curtain fall if the actors will shoot each other in a drive-by? The tickets will fly off the shelves, right? Can’t wait to see the Tony Awards next year to see Neil Patrick Harris hold a Glock sideways and point it at the camera.
White liberals who decry gun violence, want to ban guns, or chastise NRA members, will universally think that this play and its despicable music that celebrates the worst in black culture is high art. Yes, it will win Tonys. And the same culture that demands a fat southern white cook, Paula Deen, be fired, will have no problem with Neal Patrick Harris using the N-word if it is in a Tupac song.
In case you aren’t familiar with any of this musical genius’ lyrics, here is some from a song called “Crooked Ass Nigga”
A smokin ass nigga robbed me blind
I got a tech nine now his smokin ass is mine
I guess I felt sorry for the bastard, he was broke
I didn’t know he smoked so I didn’t watch him close
He caught me on the sneak tip, now the punk’s in deep shit
Catch him on the streets, I’ma bring him to his feet, quick
Pass the clip, I think I see him comin now
Fuck the bullshit, posse deep and let’s run him down
Gots to be the first one to hit ya when we meet
Comin quickly up the streets, is the punk ass police
The first one jumped out and said, “Freeze!”
I popped him in his knees and shot him, punk.. please..
Cause cops should mind they business, when we rush
Now you’re pleadin like a bitch, cause you don’t know how to.. hush..
Now back to the smoker that robbed me
I tell you like Latifah, motherfucker give me.. body..
One to the chest, another to his fuckin dome
Now the shit can rest, yo tell him to leave me the fuck alone
Two very bloody bodies on the streets
A nosey ass cop and a nigga that robbed from me
Run from your backup punk, how you figure?
My finger’s on the trigger for you crooked ass niggaz
Crooked ass niggaz
Criminal behaviour.. criminal.. criminal behaviour
Suddenly I see..
Now listen to the mack of the crooked nigga trade
With the fine criminal mind, cold rips like a blade
It’s already quick steppin to the niggaz with the props
and any motherfucker with the flim-flam drops to the knot
Ten o’clock, is a motherfuckin gank move
Stretch is Uptown, clockin weight the shit is real smooth
A nigga’s tryin to play me like he know me but he don’t
Sittin on ten keys, I’ma get him, think I won’t?
My nigga 2Pac, got the fuckin Glock cocked, and he’s ready
When the kid, didn’t even bring the weight bag, instead he
welcomed us, into his apartment
Oh this even better, two to the head, he’s dead a clean get-a-WAY!
Niggaz got PAID!
And yet another sleepin ass nigga got slayed, word up
By a crooked motherfucker named Stretch
And the T-U-P-A-C, the police can’t catch..
The crooked ass niggaz