Holler If Ya Hear Me, a musical based on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur, is headed to Broadway.

The musical has been developed by veteran Broadway director Kenny Leon, who has previously developed productions of Driving Miss Daisy, A Streetcar Named Desire and Aida. The theme of the musical, according to Leon, will centre on what Leon describes as an "unconditional love story", along with having a strong anti-violence message.

"[Tupac] was just trying to talk about life and say something about the country and being an American and raising a family here," Leon said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

As for the casting, Leon hasn't yet made any decisions but said that he'll be looking for dancers who are comfortable performing in the hip-hop style, as well as the more traditional Broadway musical dance. "Above all, we need actors who can tell the story", he said.

Tupac's hologramwas unavailable for comment.