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 frequently. That additionally meant a few of 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 TR1LL, 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 working on our own stories,” he tells DX. “The Outlawz story. We plan on getting the invoice for that this yr. We need to do it slightly otherwise than a biopic. We’re going to do a 10-episode collection. Maybe two to 3 seasons the place we will actually flush out the small print of the Outlawz story as a result of there’s lots that was overshadowed by the massive, shiny shine of Tupac Shakur.
“There’s a lot of people who don’t know how we came together, why we came together, who we are and where we are right now. So, hopefully that will get done and people can get a chance to see our story.”
Most importantly, E.D.I. Mean needs folks to know extra about fellow member Yaki Kadafi and what made the Outlawz so captivated 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 huge brother — but additionally 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 sport and add on to our already blossoming tree that was Tupac Shakur.
“Those are a couple of things right off the bat that I’d love people to get from the Outlaw Immortalz docu-drama when it’s released.”
E.D.I. Mean, who was featured on ‘Pac classics similar to “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 relating to their lyrical strategy.
“Hopefully, it [the documentary] can inspire a younger generation to want to put some more of their stories and honest stories into the music and not always put one side of ourselves out there,” he says. “Hip Hop artists, particularly male artists, wish to deal with the bravado and the way good we’re at no matter we do.
“Human beings are 360 levels. We are a mix of every thing 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.