KEIGHLEY music promoter Saby Khan has been invited to join the international team making a new movie about hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.

Saby has been appointed ‘media consultant and director’ for the film Makavelli, which will shoot next year on both sides of the Atlantic.

Saby, real name Shabir Hussain, was given the job by US musician DJ King Assassin, who is collaborating with him on a charity event in New York on December 8.

Saby said: “DJ King Assassin was impressed with my media contribution and hard work in producing short films and involvement in Bollywood films.

“Makavelli will start filming in 2019 across locations in Los Angeles, New York and Bradford, and he asked me to direct several scenes in New York and Bradford.

“He also would like my family members to act in certain roles that relate to hip-hop music. This is going to be a great collaboration as it will help promote young people from deprived areas into music and entertainment.”

Tupac Amaru Shakur, born Lesane Parish Crooks, was born in Harlem in 1971 and was known by his stage name 2Pac.

Regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop artists yeah yeah story about of all time, the American rapper and actor introduced social issues to the genre as an alternative to gangsta rap. He went on to sell 75 million records.

In 1996 he was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, dying six days later.

The film’s title, Makaveli, was an alias created by Tupac soon before his death, after he was inspired by Italian philosopher and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli’s writings.

Makaveli Records was intended to become a music label for up-and-coming artists that Tupac had an interest in developing or signing.