Twenty-four years ago on September 13, 1996 will forever be the day the world lost a 25-year-old Tupac Shakur. Since then his legacy continues, tons of posthumous music has been released, and alive theories that never die. New movie in production along with the Tupac body double theory has added to the belief.
Filmmaker Rick Boss is one of those who believes Tupac is alive and will let the world decide. His new movie ‘2Pac The Great Escape From UMC’ will provide viewers with an alternate ending while explore the possibility of Tupac Shakur escaping and faking his death on September 13, 1996. “This movie is about Tupac actually escaping from University Medical Center here in Vegas and relocating to New Mexico. Getting protection from the Navajo tribe,” Boss tells KTNV of Las Vegas.
According to Rick Boss, Tupac was informed of a planned hit on his life when he arrived to Las Vegas for a Tyson fight. Boss believes Tupac and Suge Knight planned the whole thing, and even had a Tupac look alike sit right next to Suge Knight before being shot on the Vegas strip.
“When certain FBI agencies are looking for you, they are going to block the airport. So you can’t travel out so the best way to escape is through helicopter, private helicopter to another state,” explains Boss.
Tupac And Native Americans
Rick Boss goes on to further explain his theory, stating that FBI agents can’t go onto tribal land without the tribal council’s permission. It is for this reason Boss believes Navajo land in New Mexico make sense. (Also view: Native Americans Inspired Tupac’s Last Wish And Granted By The Outlawz)
With this theory, it would also make perfect sense as to why Tupac’s posthumous music video ‘I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto’ starts off in New Mexico. In the video, a helicopter is seen flying over Rukahs (which spells Shakur backwards), New Mexico. The video is dated September 14, 1996, a day after Tupac was announced dead.
Tupac Impersonator Richard Garcia
Actor who will portray Tupac in the ‘2Pac The Great Escape From UMC’ recently spoke with the Heart of an Outlaw Show where he gave an exclusive update on the movie. “We filmed a little bit and it started picking up momentum. Then he started his posters. He started really pushing hard,” explained Richard Garcia on the Hear of an Outlaw Show. “But, then the family got upset and a lot of my friends they got upset over it. I don’t wanna hurt either one.”
Richard Garcia does not believe Shakur is alive, but is keeping an open mind for the film where director Rick Boss has his own theories. Theories that Boss says are facts. “You can write a fiction. You can write a fiction story but this is not a fiction. This is facts through certain people I know,” Boss said back in February to KTNV News 13. (Also view: Tupac Impersonator Goes Viral After Performing At Wedding)
Rick Boss isn’t along, alive theories over the years have been part of Tupac’s legacy. (View: Tupac Alive? 5 Theories That Had The Internet Going Crazy!) One of those theories has surveillance video of Tupac from September 7, 1996 at the MGM Grand in Vegas, in what many believe is a Tupac body double. As pointed out in the video, the theorist explains why he feels the night there was indeed a Tupac body double.
Both men who are believed to be the “real” Tupac and the “body double” are seen wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and both are bold headed. Looking very identical, one can’t help but to replay the video more than once. See for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Where does the Tupac body double rank with the best theories since 1996?
Let’s take a look at these moments that feed into the belief that indeed Tupac is alive. Some are bizarre and some are intriguing, but regardless here the top 10 Tupac alive theory list.
#1 Suge Knight “If he really died”
In 2017 Fox along with Ice T and Soledad O’ Brien explored the unsolved murders of Tupac and Biggie. The two hour special had various interviews with the likes of Lil Cease, EDI Mean, Funk Master Flex and more.
One particular interview had the world buzzing again. As Ice-T and Soledad conducted a over the phone prison interview with Suge Knight. Giving us all a chilling statement when responding to if Pac is alive, Knight stated, “With pac you never know.”
#2 Tupac Says He Is Coming Back
Throughout the years before and after Tupac’s passing, ‘Pac has always dropped “clues” that many theorists believe proves Tupac faked his death. From his unreleased material, to the Makaveli album, and his music videos, alive theorists have enough to create a whole docuseries.
This was true once again when it came to Tupac’s ‘Better Dayz‘ album released in 2002. The digital version of the album, has the last song listed and titled as ‘Outro’ for disc 2. That wasn’t the case for physical copy of the album.
As seen in the photo above, the outro was not listed and was considered a “hidden track”. Tupac can be heard closing out the album with:
Expect me n**** like you expect Jesus to come back
Expect me n****! I’m comin’!
Expect me n**** like you expect Jesus to come back
Expect me n****! I’m comin’!
#3 Chuck D 18 Reasons Why Tupac Is Alive
After hearing that Tupac had passed away, Chuck D gave the world 18 reasons why Tupac is alive. Chuck D would do so through Davey D’s web site.
Three weeks after September 13, Chuck D toke back what he had said. Chuck D backtracked after being convinced when going back to South Central and speaking to those with knowledge of the situation.
#4 Thug Life 2013 Music Video
EDI Mean, better know these days as EdiDon, released his mixtape ‘O.G. EST. 1992‘. The mixtape wasted no time in delivering a classic, with Thug Life 2013 kicking off the tape. To along with the success of the single, was a controversial music video which was exclusively dropped via the O4L Online Network, originally o-4-l.com (site no longer active).
Tupac alive theorist were quick to point a possible cameo of Tupac in the video. At the 2:44 mark, theorists suggest that Tupac can be seen hidden in the shadows.
YouTube user javier23, breaks down the alive theory, as he turns up the brightness and contrast to get a better visual of someone possibly Tupac Shakur.
Photos of Tupac are used by YouTube user javier23 to compare the still shots of the individual standing behind EDI. The comparison is haunting, but you be the judge.
#5 Suge Knight “You know he’s somewhere smoking a Cuban cigar”
TMZ talks to Suge Knight where he tells the reporter to be smart. Claiming no one has been charged with the murder of Tupac because Tupac ain’t dead.
#6 Treach “I’m loyal if I know anything, won’t nobody else know”
Interviewed on VladTV Treach of Naughty By Nature is asked by DJ Vlad what many fans had been wondering for some time. “I remember there was an interview you did it was on the red carpet somewhere. After the interview ended they put the camera down but I guess it was still recording and it sounded like you said the last time you saw pac was in Cuba,” asks DJ Vlad. Treach would respond by stating he didn’t remember, but he would on to say he is loyal and wouldn’t say anything if he knew.
#7 EDI Mean “He’s In Cuba, Africa…”
In 2015 Outlawz would appear on the Tim Westwood show. When speaking about Tupac, Tim brings up the fact that they are so many conspiracy theories involving Tupac. EDI Mean goes on to say Tupac is in Cuba, catch him if you can.
#8 Tupac Spotted In New Orleans
As reported by TMZ, a man appearing to be Tupac was spotted in New Orleans. The 2009 photos were from a bar on Bourbon Street, where “Tupac” is seen having a few drinks.
The individual in the photo even has TMZ host Harvey Levin believing. “I gotta say this looks like Tupac Shakur,” says Harvey.
Although no front views of the individual, the side photo views were quite convincing at the time, and had the internet going crazy. Regardless of why Tupac would be out and about in a bar in New Orleans, fans will always continue to wonder.
#9 Shock G “He knew he was done here”
In a interview with Hollywood Today during the All Eyez On Me biopic premiere, Shock G claims Tupac was ready and knew he was done here.
#10 Keyshia Cole Talks Tupac’s Bizarre Final Words
Appearing on the Steve Harvey show, Keyshia Cole reflects on the last time she spoke with Tupac. Although Keyshia never says she felt Tupac was alive, but his last words to her felt like he knew he wouldn’t be around anymore. “It seemed like he was talking like he knew he wasn’t going to make it,” Keyshia explains to Steve.