“Dear Mama” docu-series on Tupac breaks streaming records

Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni & Tupac Shakur, which debuted on April 21 and has been putting out new parts every Friday at 11:59 p.m. PT, has set the record for being the most-watched premiere episode for an unscripted FX series.

The Hulu and FX’s new docu-series, which revolves around the late rapper and his relationship with his mother Afeni Shakur.  has since released three of its first season’s five episodes. 

Throughout the series, American Songwriter reports, Afeni and many more people close to Tupac give testimonies about his life before he passed away in 1996.

Rotten Tomatoes gave Dear Mama a 100% score on their Tomatometer after more episodes came out and critics were able to get a pre-release of the rest of the season. The Tomatometer calculates the scores given by each of the professional critics cited and in one review on Rotten Tomatoes, Time Magazine’s Judy Berman explained why Dear Mama is worth the watch.

“One of the most thorough, sensitive portraits I’ve seen of an artist who has by now been eulogized for longer than he was alive—and of the remarkable woman who created him,” she wrote.9 

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