Bill Duke appeared on VladTv recently talking about hip-hop, Tupac and Nipsey Hussle.
The veteran actor’s career in the movies spans over forty years, appearing in Commando, Menace II Society and Get Rich or Die Tryin to name but a few. He also directed the 1992 movie, Deep Cover, with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg providing the theme track.
Revealing to VladTv that shortly before Tupac’s untimely death, Bill talked with ‘Pac and planned to work on movies together. Speaking on Tupac, Bill describes him as “brilliant”. “He wanted to work on some films together and he talked about his belief system. He talked about our community, this country and the world, he was a brilliant young man.”
With Bill’s background, it wasn’t long before the topic of conversation turned to recent events in hip-hop. When asked what he thought about the killing of Nipsey Hussle, Bill felt “crushed” and “angry”. He highlighted the work that Nipsey Hussle did in the community by bringing the gangs together and keeping the money in his community.
Since Nipsey’s death, stories of how caring he was, has lead people to compare him with Tupac. Nipsey Hussle, inspired by Tupac, not only inspired as a musician but as a humble human who leads the way in standing up for his neighborhood and generation.
Agreeing with the comparison, Bill goes onto say that Nipsey is a hero and an example to be followed.