Most believe Tupac would’ve had one helluva movie career if he wasn’t gunned down in the 1990s, but word is, he was called upon by George Lucas to read for a part in the second Star Wars trilogy.
During a recent interview with 2pac-Forum.com, former Death Row Records chief engineer Rick Clifford recalled some untold stories from the label’s heyday, including his times with the late Tupac Shakur, explaining that the rap legend told him that he was up for the part of Mace Windu in Star Wars, which was eventually given to actor Samuel L. Jackson.
“We always talked about his film career and stuff. He was telling me he was supposed to read for George Lucas and them,” Rick explained. “They wanted him to be a Jedi. I’m serious, Samuel L. [Jackson] got Tupac’s part. He said, ‘Oh man, keep your fingers crossed.’ ”
Later, Rick recalls Pac’s recording sessions with Faith Evans, and former label signee Tha Realest being called in to complete unfinished Pac songs, as well as why he believes he Death Row empire began to crumble.