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Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only known documentary that chronicles the last year of Tupac Shakur's life as seen through the eyes of the one person that was closest to him, his... See full summary »

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Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only known documentary that chronicles the last year of Tupac Shakur's life as seen through the eyes of the one person that was closest to him, his bodyguard, Frank Alexander. For the first time see intimate details, including behind the scenes studio footage of Tupac creating some of his most innovative music. Then you actually go to the place where Tupac was shot in Las Vegas and speak with investigators still trying to solve his murder. It has actual interview footage and never seen before studio footage of Tupac Shakur. Also interview footage of Eric 'Eazy E' Wright, Russell Simmon, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr, Cathy Scott, the Las Vegas Reporter, and the main Las Vegas Detective on the cast, Detective Becker. Written by Anonymous

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MILLIONS of albums sold... THOUSANDS of theories... ONE truth.

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Very informative, find out stuff you never knew...
17 August 2001 | by (Chicago Il.) – See all my reviews

This documentary was put together very well. It clearly outlines what happened the night of Tupac's shooting, and it finally puts to rest the rumor of Tupac being alive. Pac's bodyguard, Frank Alexander, was actually in the car behind Tupac when the shots were fired. His story is very compelling. The pictures are great, the videos bring back great memories, the music is slammin, and the interviews reveal a lot. This video is a must see for any Tupac fan.


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