‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Hip Hop Uncovered on the 2Pac Haitian Jack Connection

'R.O.A.D. Podcast': Hip Hop Uncovered on the 2pac Haitian Jack Connection

On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew spoke to Hip Hop Uncovered director/producer Rashidi Haper and cinematographer Robert Benavides. The fellas discussed the mythical folk tales of Haitian Jack and the rumors of his involvement in 2Pac’s shooting at the Quad Studios in New York City.

Robert Benavides also shared his experience working on the Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest documentary with Michael Rapaport, while Rashidi Haper shared his plans on developing an Earth, Wind & Fire documentary after filming the band on tour.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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The Samples Behind 2Pac’s ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…’

Wax Only

Power 106’s Wax Only series has examined the samples behind 2Pac’s second studio album, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…. The project, which is celebrating its 25-year anniversary today, is considered by many as Pac’s breakout album.

Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… debuted at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 in March 1993 and went on to achieve platinum status. It featured the tracks “I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up,” which reached No. 11 and 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 respectively. “I Get Around” remains a staple in DJ sets to this day.

Watch Wax Only above.

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