All Eyez on Me movie quotes help tell the story in the film about the life and death of prolific rapper Tupac Shakur. The biographical drama was written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian. Benny Boom directed All Eyez on Me, which opened in theaters in the United States on June 16, 2017.
In All Eyez on Me, presents the life and times of rapper Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) starting with his young life in New York. Son to political activist Afeni Shakur (Danai Gurira) and step-son to black nationalist Mutulu Shakur (Jamie Hector), Tupac's work towards a positive black movement was inspired by these influences. Tupac also took inspiration from his environment and his brutally honest lyrics about life was one thing that made him attractive to fans and record labels alike.
But life wasn't all easy for Tupac as the film follows his incarceration from sexual assault charges and his rocky road to fame, which included spats with former friend turned rival the Notorious B.I.G. (Jamal Woolard). Allies are also included, such as Death Row Records head Sure Knight (Dominic L. Santana), girlfriend Jada Pinkett (Kat Graham) and fellow rapper Snoop Dogg (Jarrett Ellis), all of whom were impacted by Tupac's murder at the young age of 25.
The Tools That You Need to Destroy Yourself
Afeni Shakur: They are going to give you the tools that you need to destroy yourself.
Tupac's mother explains to Tupac that he needs to be aware of the outside influences looking to take him down. She wants to see him succeed in life, not end up dead or behind bars like so many other young black men.
You Must Stand for Something
Mutulu Shakur: You must stand for something. You must live for something and you must be willing to die for something.
Afeni Shakur: Your step daddy is a revolutionary.
Mutulu Shakur: This is a brilliant opportunity to bring together the revolutionaries and the gang communities. You can unite them!
Tupac's mother and step-father talk to him about being revolutionary in these All Eyez on Me movie quotes. Their activism within the community helped shaped Tupac into the man he was.
Use That Platform to Make Change
Tupac: We've got a big platform, man. Use that platform to make change.
Interscope Executive: We love your music, Tupac. You paint a picture for the listener. It's not always pretty but it's real.
Tupac: I report from the streets. I'm educating and keeping it real.
A bit about why Tupac was seen as different, revolutionary is mentioned in these All Eyez on Me movie quotes with Tupac and an executive from Interscope Records. He rapped about what he saw, the real life on the streets.
Sometimes People Need to Step Outside
Suge Knight: Your momma told me ya'll been going through some things. Sometimes people need to step outside of who they are to realize who they could really be.
In a time of need, Suge Knight comes to Tupac's aid with some words of encouragement. These words touched the rapper and helped Tupac use his music as a way of processing things in his life.