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White Artist's Transformation into Ersatz Tupac

NPR's Madeleine Brand reports on a suburban artist who is trying to look, sound and perhaps even behave like the late actor and rapper Tupac Shakur.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).