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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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Draw Your Own Conclusions Based on the Facts
18 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The DVD version of Before I Wake is definitely what all Pac fans have been waiting for. All of the photos take you back to a time when Pac was feeling good about the possibilities of life & what it had in store. The director commentary is also very insightful in letting viewers know that this is a documentary and that everyone must draw their own conclusions based on the facts known. After viewing & digesting all of the facts a couple of times, watch with the commentary on to see if all of your conclusions stay the same. This video is definitely recommended to anyone who has an inkling of an idea of who Tupac Shakur was & of his demise.


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