The Saga of Afeni & Tupac Shakur
Written by John Vakaloloma on April 30, 2023
Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur” is a new FX documentary that explores the complex and often tumultuous relationship between legendary rapper Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur. The film offers a candid look at the life of Afeni Shakur, a political activist and former Black Panther who raised Tupac amidst poverty, addiction, and violence.
The documentary features interviews with friends, family members, and colleagues of both Tupac and Afeni, as well as archival footage and photographs. The film offers a nuanced and intimate portrait of the mother and son, highlighting the ways in which their relationship was shaped by their shared experiences of oppression, trauma, and resilience.
Overall, “Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur” has received positive reviews from critics, who have praised the film for its honest and heartfelt portrayal of two iconic figures in hip-hop history. The documentary offers a unique perspective on the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, while also shedding light on the remarkable woman who raised him.