Upon his brutal murder in 1996, Tupac Shakur became the unlikely martyr of gangsta rap, and a tragic symbol of the toll its lifestyle exacted on urban black America. Although he was shot dead at the tender age of 25, the immense posthumous record sales, celebrated films and even previously unpublished poetry have kept his legend alive. In schools his articles and poems are being used as a way of communicating with students, illustrating just how influential, and how much of a phenomenon he remains today. Now for the first time 'Tupac: Hip Hop Genius' goes behind the scenes and reveals the truth about the most notorious figure in Rap music, critically acclaimed actor and poet of the streets. Often contentious, but never dull, welcome to the story of Tupac Shakur.