Highly anticapated biopic All Eyez On Me based on iconic rapper Tupac Shukar is set to drop this Friday (June 16).

Star of the film Demetrius Shipp Jr. has all eyes on him and he sat down with Hip Hop DX to discuss the pressure that came with portraying Pac.

“We were trying to bring the best every day. Me learning, and trying to embody [Tupac] to the best of my ability … It was just a thrill man,” the actor says. “We knew that we couldn’t put together a half-good movie … We couldn’t make it just whatever. We had to bring the best.”