It is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur's enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems. The production, currently playing at the Palace Theatre uses Tupac Shakur's music to frame the non-autobiographical story of an ex-offender John (Saul Williams) who returns home to a community plagued by poverty, joblessness and violence. Sengbloh plays the role of Corrine, the ex-girlfriend of John who tries to steer him away from the wrong path.
"I think the female voice in this production is very important," said Sengbloh. "With my character I inspire men in the play to see that you can choose to love your brothers and sisters by not harming them."