Tupac Shakur musical to open on Broadway

PTI| Updated: Jan 10, 2014, 14:59 PM IST

London: Rapper Tupac Shakur`s music will be used for a new stage musical.

The rapper`s greatest hits will be used for a non-biographical stage production called `Holler If Ya Hear Me`, which will open at the Palace Theatre in New York this June, reported Digital Spy.

The title of the musical is a reference to Tupac`s 1992 single of the same name, which featured samples from Public Enemy, Funkadelic and George Clinton.

The plot of `Holler If Ya Hear Me` will centre around two friends from the Midwest and their inner city lives.

Tupac`s mother Afeni Shakur is producing the show, while Kenny Leon will direct.

Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Tupac auditioned for the role of a Jedi Master in `Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace`, but eventually lost out to Samuel J Jackson.