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Saul Williams Selected To Star In Tupac Broadway Musical — Tha Wire [VIDEO]

It’s official, the cast for the Kenny Leon Tupac Shakur inspired Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me has finally been selected.  Learn more here.

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Spoken word poet and star of the 1998 film Slam Saul Williams scored the starring role.  Williams is the right man for the job and is quite an accomplished musician and author as well. Holler If Ya Hear Me has a rather eceltic cast to include Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last Jam), Christopher Jackson (In the Heights), Saycon Sengbloh (Motown: The Musical), Ben Thompson (American Idiot), John Earl Jelks (Gem of the Ocean), Joshua Boone, and Dyllon Burnside

As previously mentioned this musical is not a Tupac biography, but Pac’s music and lyrics were used as inspiration for the story.  Speaking of which, the musical is about two childhood friends and their struggles living in urban America. By the way Tupac’s mother is a producer for Holler If Ya Hear Me and previews at New York City’s Palace Theatre on May 26th, and officially opens on June 19th.

Who is Saul Williams?  Peep this this!

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In other news, it’s been well documented that a U.S. Secret Service agent among others came forward and stated Chris Brown didn’t hit anyone in the DC hotel assault case. Now, be it ‘the truth’, he ‘took one for the team’ or is staying true to the ‘G-code’ Chris Browns bodyguard confessed to punching a man outside a DC hotel.

During a hearing Monday (April 7th), a police detective revealed that Chris Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy confessed to and insists Breezy had nothing to do with it. The alleged victim, Parker Adams, is  suing Chris Brown and the his bodyguard for the incident that occurred outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. last October.

During Police Detective Kimberly Metivier’s testimony, Hollsoy adimitly denied Chris had any physical involvement in the assault what-so-ever and took the blame.  Det.  Metivier testified when officers arrived on the scene Breezy’s bodyguard was “yelling on his own accord that he was the one who did it … and not to arrest Mr. Brown.”

Find out what happened after the hearing and learn what Judge Patricia Wynn decided in the matter.  It’s all below inside Tha Wire.  Finally, for an update on the 2 Chainz drug charges, is also included inside today’s Wire.  Plus, find out what celebs are celebrating birthdays today and more!

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