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Sorry to excite you — or incite more conspiracy theories that 2Pac might really be alive — but isn’t this visual pretty spot on? Last week Buzzfeed created a gallery showing what dead music artists of our age would look like had they stayed on earth just a little while longer, and they captured some of the most iconic stars of our kind from every genre, like Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Aaliyah, and, of course, Pac.
Though I’m sure Pac probably wouldn’t have gone from a supremely shaven bald head in his younger years to trying to hold on to this slowly receding hairline later in life, the caption Buzzfeed provided, “Director Tupac Shakur and his wife Jada Pinkett Shakur arrive at the after-party for the premiere of Shakur’s lastest film in New York City,” is probably just about right. Sorry Will!
Check out the photos and Buzzfeed’s prophesies for what these starlets would be doing now had they not passed away so soon. What do you think?
Singer, actress, and designer Aaliyah joins this season’s cast of American Idol as a judge.
Every year there are plenty of odes to some of the world’s most prominent people. This past year it was Abraham Lincoln. It was Alfred Hitchcock. It was Margaret Thatcher. But who should be next to have their life story told on the silver screen? Madame Noire makes its picks for 15 legends who deserve some cinematic recognition.
Andre 3000 may not be releasing music of his own anytime soon but we’ll still get to witness his creative genius in action as he prepares to take on the lead role in a biopic based on the life of famed electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
“All Is by My Side” will be set during Jimi Hendrix’s time in England between 1966 and 1967, as he began work on his debut project, Are You Experienced, which is widely regarded by critics to feature some of the greatest guitar music ever created. The feature film will be written and directed by John Ridley, who wrote the screenplays for “Red Tails” and “U-Turn,” and I predict excellence.
Though I can totally see Andre as Jimi, critics are a tad skeptical. MTV News senior writer Gil Kaufman wrote:
“Considering his just-passable acting in ‘Idlewild,’ the jury’s still out on whether Andre can carry a movie on his own, but given his virtual retirement from music since that movie’s release — ‘Semi-Pro’ was a small step in the right direction — and word that he’s been taking acting lessons, the Hendrix movie could do for him what ‘Dreamgirls’ did for Jennifer Hudson.
“Andre has the musical chops, the artistic sensibility and a devotion to his craft that makes me think he wouldn’t take on this iconic role without knowing that he had something deep to offer,” Kaufman continued. “Plus, as he’s proven over and over with his many note-perfect, bulls-eye features on songs since he stopped recording his own albums, when he shoots, he shoots to kill.”
Rumors of several Jimi Hendrix biopics have erupted over the past 10 years or so but it seems this one will finally come to fruition. “All is by My Side” is reportedly in pre-production with principal photography set to begin in just three weeks in Dublin and Wicklow. The pressure is definitely on.
How do you think three stacks will add up in this role?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Amy Winehouse wasn’t the only musician who had an untimely death at 27 years of age. She has joined a lengthy list of popular recording artists who suffered and succumbed to death before seeing their 30th birthday.
Most notable are Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain. Read full story and list here…
These artists were all very talented yet they were rumored to be fighting their own demons. Do you think their death at 27 is a coincidence or a conspiracy?
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