Tupac Shakur took the hip-hop world by storm when he came into the rap scene in the 90s. His untimely passing left a void in the industry. It seems fans can soon discover some crucial details about the rapper’s childhood.
Sotheby’s is auctioning off 2Pac’s childhood poetry book which also includes illustrations and doodles made by the late rapper. The historic book features haiku poems written by an 11-year-old Tupac Shakur and it has never been published or seen by the general public before.
Sotheby’s auction page shared a short clip of Tupac’s godfather, Jamal Joseph, reading segments and poems from the book while speaking about his influence on hip hop. Joseph was gifted the book by Tupac some 40 years ago while he was incarcerated alongside other Black Panther activists.
The book also contains several love letters written by Tupac to his childhood sweetheart at just 17. It is expected to fetch a whopping $200,000 to $300,000 when the sale ends on March 30th in New York.
The collection also features art, photography, hand-written documents, historic studio equipment, fashion, important artefacts, NFTs, spanning the 1970s through to the present from the likes of MF Doom, Ricky Powell, Shock G of Digital Underground, and more. Fans are certainly excited to get their hands on this never been seen before collection.
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