Tupac musical to hit Broadway in June

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Holler If Ya Hear Me, which is inspired by 2pac's music, will officially kick off its Broadway run on June 19th at the Palace Theater in New York, while preview performances for the program will begin on May 26th.

The production, which boasts an $8 million budget, will feature songs from throughout the rap icon's career, including classics like "California Love," "Keep Ya Head Up," "Me Against the World" and, naturally, the title song. However, unlike the long-delayed biopic that begins shooting this year, the story itself will not be directly based on Shakur's life or his drive-by shooting death in 1996.

Instead, the script (written by Todd Kreidler) focuses on two childhood friends living in a poverty-stricken Midwestern industrial city, struggling to realize their dreams. In a statement, the show's producers call Holler a tale of "friendship, family, revenge, change and hope."