E.D.I. Mean on Why 2Pac Nicknamed Outlawz After Enemies of USA
www.vladtv.com – In this exclusive interview with VladTV, Outlawz member E.D.I. Mean reflects back on the start of his group Outlaw Immortalz with 2pac, Kadafi and others.
“While [Tupac] was in jail he was reading a lot of books,” Mean remembers, who would go visit and converse with him about his latest reads. One time Pac told him that going forward they would be called the Outlaw Immortalz, with each member named after an enemy of the United States. When it came to deciding the aliases, Pac was adamant on choosing “actual people” that they “knew this country despises,” tying it back to Black males being despised in America.
E.D.I. Mean also spoke on Tupac’s family history and how “he always knew that with that name he was always being targeted.” Watch the clip for more.