2Pac films seem to be coming one after the other, but they’ve all had some bumps in the road. While John Singleton was scheduled to direct the upcoming biopic, he dropped out due to creative differences and he’s now focused on making his own film the way Tupac Shakur would have intended.
There is someone else stepping up to the plate and creating their own film too. Gobi Rahimi wants to tell the story of 2Pac’s last days alive and his experience being at the hospital after he was shot in Las Vegas. Rahimi produced and directed videos for Shakur at the peak of the Death Row Records era, including the classic “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” single off All Eyez On Me as well as “To Live and Die In LA” from the posthumous The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory album. Now, he is looking for fan support to raise $300K for his film 7Dayz.
Rahimi feels compelled to tell the story of his final days because of some things 2Pac taught him during their friendship: To stay true to yourself, live life without limits, and to be loyal. He shared the following message:
A few weeks before Pac was shot, I wrote the letter that Tupac signed, firing Suge Knight and his lawyer David Kenner. After that, the tension between Tupac and his label soared to new heights.
I was waiting for Tupac at club 662 in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996. Soon after, I was informed by rapper Nate Dogg that Tupac and Suge Knight had been shot and taken to University Hospital. I immediately rushed there to be by Tupac’s side. This was the first of an emotional 7 days that I sat guard over Tupac who was in an induced coma, riding the line between life and death. 7Dayz is the story of my experience at the hospital amidst death threats, undercover FBI informants and an uncooperative Police Department.
Rahimi has broken down where the funds will be distributed and has 39 days to complete his goal. If you want to contribute to the cause, head over to his Indiegogo website and fund the project.