Millions of albums sold…Thousands of theories…One truth. Tupac Shakur was one of hip hop's most notorious and controversial icons. His untimely death at the age of twenty-five sent shockwaves through the music world. In Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake, the events of his final tumultuous year, including his murder, are told through the eyes of the man who saw it all: Tupac's personal bodyguard, Frank Alexander. In late 1995, with his fame on the rise and his life becoming increasingly more dangerous, Tupac Shakur decided to reduce his personal security from a rotation of four men to one: ex-marine and competitive bodybuilder, Frank Alexander. In the course of this dangerous assignment, Alexander forged a close and unshakable bond with Shakur. Through interviews with rap legends including Eric "Eazy-E" Wright and Russell Simmons and incredible never-before-seen footage, including the recording sessions for his album "Until the End of Time", Alexander shows us a Tupac capable of grand gestures and great compassion, even as an increasing sense of danger and doom enveloped him.