A close former collaborator of the late Tupac Shakur has launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund a film about the iconic rapper’s last week.
Gobi M. Rahimi, the director of several 2Pac videos including ‘Hit Em Up’ and ‘2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted’, is looking to raise money for the new project ‘7 Dayz’.
Writing on the Indiegogo page, Rahimi said:
I was waiting for Tupac at club 662 in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996. Soon after, I was informed by rapper Nate Dogg that Tupac and Suge Knight had been shot and taken to University Hospital. I immediately rushed there to be by Tupac’s side.
This was the first of an emotional 7 days that I sat guard over Tupac who was in an induced coma, riding the line between life and death. 7Dayz is the story of my experience at the hospital amidst death threats, undercover FBI informants and an uncooperative Police Department.
Rahimi explained to Deadline that the feature will be a narrative, not a documentary, including never before seen footage.
It’s not a movie about Tupac. It’s a movie that will have Tupac in it. It’s about how he changed my life.Advertisement
I was inspired to tell this story because I believe that history is written by great people’s contemporaries. I was witness to Tupac’s final days and I owe it to him and to the world to tell this story.
Rahimi and his team are seeking $300,000 to get the project off the ground.
You can donate here.