Los Angeles, CA – As a member of the Outlaw Immortalz, E.D.I. Mean was up shut and private with the late, nice Tupac Shakur regularly. That additionally meant among the group’s work typically took a again seat to no matter ‘Pac was doing in his solo profession on the time.
In an unique interview with RealStreetRadio, the Los Angeles transplant and Dinner Club radio host revealed that’s about to vary. The group is at present planning a documentary in regards to the Outlawz’s story.
“We are all engaged on our personal tales,” he tells DX. “The Outlawz story. We plan on getting the invoice for that this 12 months. We need to do it a little bit otherwise than a biopic. We’re going to do a 10-episode sequence. Maybe two to 3 seasons the place we are able to actually flush out the small print of the Outlawz story as a result of there’s rather a lot that was overshadowed by the large, vibrant shine of Tupac Shakur.
“There’s lots of people who don’t know the way we got here collectively, why we got here collectively, who we’re and the place we’re proper now. So, hopefully that may get carried out and folks can get an opportunity to see our story.”
Most importantly, E.D.I. Mean desires folks to know extra about fellow member Yaki Kadafi and what made the Outlawz so obsessed with their craft.
“I might love folks to know the way severe and the way devoted we weren’t solely to Tupac — our comrade and our large brother — but additionally to the music. We took the music a part of it very severe. We had been all hungry lyricists and needed to make our mark on this recreation and add on to our already blossoming tree that was Tupac Shakur.
“Those are a few issues proper off the bat that I’d love folks to get from the Outlaw Immortalz docu-drama when it’s launched.”
E.D.I. Mean, who was featured on ‘Pac classics reminiscent of “When We Ride” and the notorious Biggie Smalls diss monitor “Hit Em Up,” additionally hopes the documentary will encourage the following era of MCs to be extra real in terms of their lyrical strategy.
“Hopefully, it [the documentary] can encourage a youthful era to need to put some extra of their tales and sincere tales into the music and never all the time put one aspect of ourselves on the market,” he says. “Hip Hop artists, particularly male artists, prefer to concentrate on the bravado and the way good we’re at no matter we do.
“Human beings are 360 levels. We are a mix of all the things and so we received to place that within the music for it to be genuine and for it to essentially transcend. Right now, it’s stagnant. How many of those artists and their songs are going to transcend a decade? I feel that’s a sound query. But help is on the way in which. Help is on the way in which, man [laughs].”
Check out the remainder of DX’s interview with E.D.I. Mean later this week.