Compton rapper The Game’s new track “Heaven 4 a Gangster” will serve as the opening theme song for A&E’s new series “Who Killed Tupac?” which will premiere on Tuesday, November 21 at 9 PM ET/PT on A&E. The track, written by the Grammy-nominated rapper, was released on September 13 as a tribute coinciding with the 21st anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s untimely death.
The Game says, “‛Heaven 4 a Gangster’ was my perception of what I thought the mental premonitions of Tupac and hip-hop would be seen as today. Are we understood or are our testimonies categorized as a sin? Again is there a ‘Heaven 4 a Gangster?’ I wanna to know.”
A&E will premiere the six-part limited series “Who Killed Tupac?” under the recently relaunched ‘Biography’ banner. The series, follows famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation twenty years after the death of the prolific and influential rapper and actor, Tupac Shakur. Crump has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and other victims of gun violence who many believe were denied their due process of the law. When Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who went to high school with Crump’s mother, saw that he was fighting for truth and justice for the family of Trayvon Martin, she expressed to him how important that was and that this fight is not just for Tupac and Trayvon, but for all our young black men who didn’t get justice. In exploring how Tupac didn’t get his due process, Crump seeks to show how it is relevant to what is happening in the social justice movement in America today. Through Tupac’s own words and exclusive new interviews with eyewitnesses, family, friends, and colleagues, viewers will come to understand every facet of Tupac Shakur’s complex personality. Key interviews include Tupac’s brother Mopreme Shakur, his childhood friend E.D.I. Mean as well as other members of his group Outlawz, Al Sharpton, radio personality Big Boy, Christopher Darden, his first manager Leila Steinberg, former MTV correspondent Tabitha Soren, executives at Death Row Records, former gang members of the Bloods and the Crips, Quincy “QDIII” Jones III and Digital Underground’s Money-B.