“D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur”
Abdul Malik Abbott, filmmaker and media artist, returns to his roots for his latest feature documentary, “D.U. DAYS: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur”, a film featuring interviews with original members of Digital Underground. Abdul directed the first music videos of the Grammy Award Winning recording artist, producer and entrepreneur Jay-Z as well as Roc-A-Fella Films/Lionsgate Films produced feature film “State Property”, as well as numerous music videos featuring classic hip hop legends that include: Big Daddy Kane, Will Smith, Notorious B.I.G., KRS-1 and Jay-Z.
October 30, 2014—Award winning, filmmaker Abdul Malik Abbott has directed and edited a documentary aimed at probing hip hop music in its early days; when Digital Underground (D.U.) was at the height of their career, and a young, eager soon-to-be music icon Tupac Shakur was just launching his. “D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur” will give D.U. and Tupac fans around the world, the opportunity to reminisce about the golden age of hip hop when real hip hop music was still alive and well as Abbott takes the audience through the wild, untold stories that lead to the ultimate fall of D.U. and the birth of a hip hop legend. The documentary features exclusive interviews with original members of Digital Underground: Chopmaster J, Shock G, Money B, and Tupac Shakur who were there when it all unfolded. The film will also showcase previously unseen concert footage of the band performing with DJ Fuze as well as never before released first recordings of the late Tupac Shakur. Fans can join Abdul Malik Abbott in bringing “D.U. Days” to the screen, and have the opportunity to receive authentic Digital Underground memorabilia by visiting http://www.DUDAYS.com.
Abbott is a natural artist who worked his way to the top, raised in Harlem, NY, he got his start in the film business working in the sound department for Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" and "Mo' Better Blues.” Abbott began to earn his creative reputation as a music video editor, then made his way up the ranks directing many of Jay-Z's first #1 videos, including, "Ain't No…" and "Dead Presidents.” Abbott directed, co-wrote and edited the Platinum-selling, mini-movie starring Jay-Z entitled "Streets is Watching.” It earned a #1 slot on Billboard. Abbott also directed the hip-hop infused gangster drama entitled "State Property" (Lionsgate), starring Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z. Soon after the films release it rose to the 10th top selling video in the U.S. on Videoscan and Billboard, grossing over eleven million dollars.
When hip-hop began more than 20 years ago, it was filled with raw talent and passionate artists. Hip-hop culture enticed many of these individuals to join together in their efforts to be heard. One of these groups was Digital Underground. This documentary aims to both entertain, as former DU members recount some of the wildest stories in hip-hop and reveal, as the sometimes tense personal dynamics between the group members came to a head. This film will also give viewers an exclusive look behind the birth of a legend: Tupac Shakur; a story that millions of loyal fans around the world need to hear.
This film began as a picture for hip-hop enthusiasts, and as the content unfolded it became a film for music fans everywhere. Before reality TV and our “blink and you miss it” culture, were these unbelievably authentic collaborations of artistic individuals and when they came together it was like music magic. Before music was about money or fame, it was just about the connections between the group, the fans and the music. This film depicts the undercurrents of these individuals coming together, when things still happened naturally.
A few years back Abbott was working with Chopmaster J who shared some incredibly unique and authentic stories about his experiences as co-founder and touring member of Digital Underground. Chopmaster J single-handedly lobbied to get a young Tupac Shakur into the group; essentially giving Tupac his start in hip-hop. Chopmaster J spoke of Tupac’s humble beginnings as a wild yet intelligent kid, eager to make his mark on the world of hip hop. This film will give Chopmaster J and the rest of the group the platform to speak to the world about Tupac, Digital Underground and the birth of hip-hop, as we’ve never seen or heard before.
“With this documentary, I want to give hip hop fans and music fans an entertaining, educational and insightful look at the birth of D.U, one of rap’s first hip-hop bands as well as explore the circumstances that unknowingly lit the fuse that eventually exploded into one of rap’s true rebels, Tupac Shakur!” says Abdul Malik Abbott.
To be the first to know more about “D.U. Days” and to support the documentary, fans can visit the http://www.DUDAYS.com.
View the [Official YouTube Video] for “D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur” @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1f9BZzMHTI
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