Q&A With Tupac’s Jailed Father Figure

While not his biological father, always maintained, in song that Dr. Mutulu Shakur was the one he viewed as his father figure. Mutulu spoke with AllHipHop.com about 2pac and they asked him what 2pac thought he meant to him and what did he learn from him. “He would’ve had to answer that,” Mutulu said. “I think he gained most from my counseling and as well as other positivist I gave him.” Asked how being on the run from the F.B.I. effected the pair, Mutulu responded, “From the very beginning of Tupac’s life, our family has been a target of the Cointelpro. Members of our family were hunted, prosecuted, and murdered just because we struggled for our peoples’ human rights. It’s something he had to adjust to.”

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