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Mopreme Says Mutulu Shakur’s Cancer Has Return, Hoping For Release

Appearing on Hip Hop XXIV, Mopreme Shakur spoke about his father Mutulu Shakur’s current health condition.

Back in October of 2019 Dr. Shakur was diagnosed with life-threatening bone marrow cancer. At the time, Dr. Shakur had been experiencing pain in his bones, but it took a year for him to even receive an x-ray. Mutulu is also suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, vision problems from glaucoma, and suffered a stroke in 2014.

After filing a compassionate release petition on December 5th of 2019, the request was denied even though he meet the conditions required under federal law. This would be the eighth time Shakur has been denied parole as a federal prisoner since 1986. In 1988 Dr. Shakur was convicted of RICO conspiracy, armed bank robbery and bank robbery killings and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

At no time did the evidence show that Dr. Shakur killed anyone. At two trials the evidence indicated others were responsible for the deaths. With that being said he has taken full responsibility for his actions, and has served as a force for good and anti-violence throughout his decades of incarceration.

Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Mutulu Shakur who was instrumental in the life of Tupac Shakur, and is also the biological father of Mopreme Shakur and Sekyiwa Shakur.

A documentary about the life of Mutulu Shakur is also currently in the works. Talib ‘Tyrone’ Shakur will serve as a executive directed. Talib’s goal for the documentary is to show the world the real Dr. Mutulu Shakur. The passionate, the healer, educator, mentor, and community leader that is Dr. Mutulu Shakur.

With this documentary, Talib is giving those who have stories inspired by Dr. Mutulu Shakur a chance to be heard. “I share with you my story knowing that you all have many stories with my father as well that help to shape not only his legacy, but the Shakur legacy,” says Talib.

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