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 HipHopDX, 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 somewhat in a different way 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 lots that was overshadowed by the massive, vivid shine of Tupac Shakur.
“There’s lots of people who don’t understand how we got here collectively, why we got here collectively, who we’re and the place we’re proper now. So, hopefully that may get performed and other people 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’d love folks to understand how severe and the way devoted we weren’t solely to Tupac — our comrade and our large brother — but in addition to the music. We took the music a part of it very severe. We have been all hungry lyricists and wished 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 akin to “When We Ride” and the notorious Biggie Smalls diss monitor “Hit Em Up,” additionally hopes the documentary will encourage the subsequent technology of MCs to be extra real relating to their lyrical method.
“Hopefully, it [the documentary] can encourage a youthful technology 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, wish to give attention to 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 bought to place that within the music for it to be genuine and for it to actually transcend. Right now, it’s stagnant. How many of those artists and their songs are going to transcend a decade? I believe that’s a legitimate query. But help is on the best way. Help is on the best way, man [laughs].”
Check out the remainder of DX’s interview with E.D.I. Mean later this week.