Renaissance Men

For someone who's been dead (yeah, "allegedly," whatever) for nearly 16 years, Tupac Shakur sure has been in the news a lot lately. First the deceased rapper got some California love when a hologram resembling him "performed" alongside Snoop Dogg at Coachella. Then it was revealed that a gunman had admitted to involvement in a shooting that targeted Shakur two years prior to the gunbattle that resulted in his death.

We're not sure what comedian/rapper/filmmaker Mike Epps makes of all the ruckus, but as he made a documentary about a member of Tupac's Outlawz crew, chances are good the rapper might be a topic of conversation during upcoming sets at Stand Up Live.

Those looking for laughs will be treated to an in-person (read: non-holographic) Epps performing throughout the weekend.

Thu., July 5, 8 p.m.; Fri., July 6, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.; Sat., July 7, 7 & 10:15 p.m.; Sun., July 8, 7 p.m., 2012
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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