A new Funko figure honoring 2Pac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now is due to be released in a limited edition; see the collectible below.
On November 28, 2022, Pop In a Box will release a 5-inch tall 2Pac figurine to coincide with the anniversary of the 1991 album, which includes songs like “Brenda’s Got A Baby,” “Trapped,” and “I Don’t Give A Fuck.”
A miniature ‘Pac wearing the same costume as on the album cover appears in the window display box that houses the 2Pacalypse Now Funko Pop! figurine.
For $19.99, you can already pre-order the figurine.
Shakur participated in the recording of 2Pac’s 2Pacalypse Now while he was a member of the Digital Underground collective. The album was released on November 12, 1991, by Interscope Records and TNT Recordings. Shock G, Money-B, DJ Fuze, Pee-Wee, and other members of the Digital Underground are featured on the album’s production and performances.
In other 2Pac news, the rapper’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur, who has spent more than 35 years behind bars and was discovered to have an extremely rare and incurable form of blood cancer in 2019, has recently been given up to six months to survive.
Following his diagnosis in May 2020, Shakur submitted an application for a “compassionate release,” but U.S. District Judge Charles Haight Jr. ultimately rejected it on the grounds that both his health and the severity of his crimes precluded such a release.
According to NBC News, Haight said in the decision, “Should it develop that Shakur’s condition worsens further, to the point of approaching death, he may request again to the Court, for a release that in those circumstances could be justified as “compassionate.”
Shakur has reapplied for parole, according to a U.S. District Judge spokeswoman, who also highlighted that the request is still ongoing. He is still jailed at a federal hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, for the time being.