With a new Tupac Shakur based musical set to preview at New York’s Palace Theatre tomorrow (June 2), three songs from the Broadway show have been leaked as a preview for fans. Holler If Ya Hear Me will premiere officially on June 19.
The song’s released include renditions of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” and “California Love.”
The song to which the play owes its title was a single and the first song featured on Tupac’s second album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Holler If Ya Hear Me is inspired by Tupac’s lyrics but serves as a non-biographical narrative about two friends living in the inner-city in the Midwest. The production was written by playwright Todd Kreidler and features support from the late rapper’s mother Afeni Shakur as one of the musical’s producers.
Listen to Saul Williams performing “Unconditional Love” below.