Born Busy Documentary Tells of Tupac Shakur’s Teenage Years in Baltimore

'Born Busy' is a documentary based on the book 'Back in the Day: My life and times with Tupac Shakur' by Darrin Keith Bastfield first published by One World/Ballantine, a division of Random House in 2002.

This film depicts untold personal stories of Tupac Shakur and his struggles as a teenager living impoverished in a Baltimore neighborhood effected by violence and the crack epidemic during the mid to late 1980's. Tupac's life takes a change when he gains enrollment into the Baltimore School for the Arts, giving him access to study theatre then finding his passion and desire to someday become an accomplished Shakespearean actor. The film explores how art ignited Tupac in his own activism by giving him the courage of his convictions to strengthen his artistry as a means to communicate with his community. We hear the voices of a 16 year old Tupac with his Born Busy rap group rapping about the risks of teen pregnancy and urging communities to stop the violence against one another and live in peace. All before his rise to fame. 

Currently in Production to be released in 2021. Produced and Directed by Darrin Keith Bastfield.