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<p>Saul Williams, center, in “Holler if Ya Hear Me.” Credit Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times</p>

Saul Williams, center, in “Holler if Ya Hear Me.” Credit Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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‘Holler if Ya Hear Me’ uses songs by Tupac Shakur

In the spring of 2001, Todd Kreidler met his boss, the playwright August Wilson, for breakfast at the Cafe Edison, as was their custom. Mr. Kreidler was assisting Wilson as he brought his play “King Hedley II” to Broadway, but really he was there to learn whatever Wilson wanted to teach him. And that morning, the subject was Tupac Shakur.