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Perez Reviews: Holler If Ya Hear Me, The Tupac Musical

What is the takeaway from Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new Tupac Shakur musical, now playing on Broadway???

We're not sure what the message of the show is - and that's not a good thing!

What we do know is that it's bleak, depressing and disappointing on so many levels.

A risky move, the creators and producers of the show decided to NOT tell the story of Tupac. Instead they told a story about gun violence and drugs that was not as effective or powerful as the Shakur songs used throughout the show.

Beautiful is beautiful because it's a real story about real emotions and experiences that we can all relate to.

Same with Motown.

Holler If Ya Hear Me, unfortunately, is trying to be a little too ambitious and feels extremely undercooked.

We didn't need a "traditional" musical about Tupac. Something bolder and braver would have been quite brilliant. An exploration on politics, race relations or a myriad of other issues (many or one) would have been much more effective.

The traditional musical NOT about Shakur that is Holler If Ya Hear Me is lacking the passion and vibrancy that Tupac had.

There is very little dancing, which shocked us.

And there's very little of everything. The set is lacking and the whole production seems like it was done on a budget.

Multimedia, video, illustrations - all that could have added so much more!

This show would have worked better in a small off-Broadway theater downtown… after a lot more workshopping and revisions!

We missed the spunk. We missed the light.

You can miss Holler If Ya Hear Me!

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Justin Bieber Wants To Be The New Tupac - And Here's The PROOF!

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Mystery solved! We now know why Justin Bieber is at the Cannes Film Festival 2014!

The teen-idol-turned-wannabe-rapper is trying to snatch the late Tupac's rapping throne!!!

Oh yeah! It happened!

Just after taking off his shirt to mingle with the ladies (DUH) at Gotha Club, Justin jumped on stage with party pal Rick Ross to deliver some classic Tupac rhymes.

More specifically, the Biebz took over Rick's set to throw down his own rendition of Dear Mama.

Should we call him Bizzle from now on??! LOLz!

No doubt Tupac is turning over in his grave. Can't JB just let him rest in peace???!

Ch-ch-check out the cringe-worthy moment (below)!!

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Amy Winehouse Will NOT Be Turned Into A Tupac-Style Hologram! Her Dad Said "No, No, No!"

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Unfortunately for all of humankind, Amy Winehouse will not be projected anytime soon, nor walk among us again in three dimensions (kinda).

Apparently, there was a recent tabloid report that a 3D hologram of Amy was in the works that would be accompanied with a full orchestra.

Her dad, Mitch Winehouse, took to Twitter to dispel those rumors:

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Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, And Tupac ALIVE! … In A Dutch Beer Commercial! Watch The Hilarious Resurrection Clip HERE!

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You know those "crazy" people who go around talking about how Elvis and Tupac are totally still alive??!

Well it turns out they were right all along!! Sort of…

A Dutch beer company called Bavaria Radler has decided to

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Icona Pop's Girlfriend Vid Better Than A Trip To Ikea! See Their Swedish Masterpiece HERE!

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Singles singles everywhere, singles singles in our hair!

Just days after keeping us up All Night with one nifty new song, Icona Pop is back with another!!!

We gave you ear-canals a sweet sampling of Girlfriend before, but these sassy Swedes made a marvelous music video to go with it that you'll have to see to believe!

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

ZOMG!!! We love it!!!

It's the wonderful Euro-dance-pop tribute to Tupac we never knew we always wanted!!!

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