TO TEE OR NOT TO TEE? THE SHAKURSPEARE COLLECTION TAKES ON ART AND FASHION

The Shakurspeare Tee Collection is inspired by the iconic 'Shakurspeare' painting created by Darrin Keith Bastfield for which Tupac Shakur expressed his love for Shakespeare and posed for Bastfield in 1988 when he and Bastfield attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and formed the rap group Born Busy. At that moment Bastfield told Shakur that he would call the painting 'Shakurspeare.'

The Tees of this collection have two different prices ranges of $300 ...

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LATEST: FOX 45 SPEAKS WITH DARRIN KEITH BASTFIELD AND DANA "MOUSEMAN" SMITH ABOUT TUPAC'S YEARS IN BALTIMORE

FOX 45 is set to air a segment on February 9, 2018 regarding the late rapper/actor Tupac Shakur's years in Baltimore. They speak to Darrin Keith Bastfield, author of 'Back in the Day: my life and times with Tupac Shakur and Dana "Mouseman" Smith who were childhood friends of Shakur regarding their teenage years in Baltimore with the late rap star. Bastfield and Smith are producing the film 'Born Busy', a coming of age story about their younger years with Tupac Shakur in Baltimore during the mid to late 80's. More information to come. 

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LATEST NEWS: A&E Network (AETV.COM) and Biography (BIO.COM) features the excerpt from the book 'Back in the Day: My life and times with Tupac Shakur by Darrin Keith Bastfield. Also visit Bastfield's Author Page on BIO.com. 

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BORN BUSY FILM IS COMING JUNE 16, 2021!

Born Busy, the motion picture is based on Darrin Keith Bastfield's book 'Back in the Day: My life and times with Tupac Shakur' published by Randomhouse in 2002. 'Born Busy' is written and to be directed by Darrin Keith Bastfield. Bastfield and Dana "Mouseman" Smith are the Producers of the project to give the truest accounts of Tupac's teenage years in Baltimore. The film is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2021 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the late Tupac Shakur's untimely demise!

Become a Patron to support 'Born Busy' with the casting process of such a fascinating true story with events all taken placed before Tupac Shakur's years of becoming a Hip Hop Legend. Become a Patron and learn more directly from the Creator at 1-833-CROWDFUND (833-276-9338).

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THE BIRTH OF THE BRIDGISM MOVEMENT SHAKURSPEARE POSTER

The Birth Of The Bridgism Movement Shakurspeare Poster. Become A Patron by purchasing this 30 x 40 hand signed poster to support the Shakurspeare Motion Picture.

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BACK IN THE DAY: OUR TUPAC SHAKUR STORIES IN BALTIMORE

Back in the Day: Our Tupac Shakur Stories in Baltimore Ebook Edition by Darrin Keith Bastfield, author of 'Back in the Day: my life and times with Tupac Shakur published by PenquinRandomhouse in 2002. The Enhanced Ebook Edition is being released on June 16, 2018. More to come!

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IN DEVELOPMENT! SHAKURSPEARE

Shakurspeare, a romantic dramedy centered around the often controversial world of art written and to be directed by Darrin Keith Bastfield.

"My intent is to turn my old friend Tupac Shakur from being a Cultural Icon into an Artistic Icon. I want this film to be so BIG, so MAGNIFICENT, and SO EPIC, so the only way this can going to happen is if like minded patrons JOIN ME. We must do it together!'"

Much more to come!

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MEET BECOME A PATRON TEAM MEMBER JEAN-MICHEL (MEECH) LAREUSE

Jean-Michel (Meech) Lareuse who is known internationally for his expertise in fine art and is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). The gallery specializes in works on paper by 19th and 20th century European and American masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Maurice Vlaminck, Marie Laurencin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Bernard Buffet, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Georges Rouault, Salvador Dali, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, Henri Matisse and many others.

Galerie Lareuse has dealt with the rarest pieces and works with top private collectors and major museums throughout the world. Historic transactions include a 1997 sale to the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD, of Henri Matisse’s first self-portrait etching c.1903 which is now in their historic Cone Sister’s Collection; and a 2006 sale to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. of Pablo Picasso’s famed c.1912 “Nature Morte, Boutielle” cubist etching.

Patron Spotlight: Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist and TV/Film Producer, Stephanie Frederic, Founder and CEO of FGW Productions & Transmedia

Stephanie Frederic, one of the first Art Collectors to purchase a Limited Edition Serigraph print of 'Shakurspeare' (1 of 96) by Artist and Author Darrin Keith Bastfield. As an Executive Producer of A&E Biography's 'Who Killed Tupac?', Stephanie and her FGW Productions team was instrumental in getting Bastfield and his painting 'Shakurspeare' in front of millions of viewers on the A&E Network to share his stories about Tupac and the events leading up to the creation behind the now iconic painting. We honor Stephanie Frederic as a patron and supporter who understands what it takes to keep the conversation moving forward. 

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The Born Busy Collection

Official Born Busy Cap

Official Born Busy Cap

Regular price $24.99