Rare Tupac Memorabilia Up for Auction
The legacy of Tupac Shakur will forever live on in the world of hip hop. With a new biopic and his recent 20th anniversary since his passing, Pac continues to remain on the forefront of our minds. Now, a piece of him will be able to belong to several lucky fans, as well.
Golden Auctions announced that they will be auctioning several rare items of memorabilia that was once property of Tupac including a handwritten letter he wrote to a friend in 1988, his signed contracts for Juice and Poetic Justice in 1991, and his first signed contract with Digital Underground.
The biggest piece of memorabilia certainly comes in the form of his signed and handwritten essay, “Is Thug Life Dead?" The letter originally belonged to former Death Row employee, Nina Bhadreshwar, as the essay was supposed to be published and distributed to the youth. Sadly, that never materialized.
“I did not begin thug life,” ‘Pac pens in the piece. “I just personified it. I couldn’t stop it if I tried but in my heart the thug ni**a has advanced 2 be a Boss Playa. So No Thug Life is Not Dead but in my heart it is. If U are sharp u will learn from this.”
As of now, the current bid for the letter stands at a whopping $10,000. If you recall, one of Tupac's high school love letters sold for $35,000. If you're looking for something more grand, handwritten lyrics for “Catchin Feelings” and “Wonda Why They Call You B-I-T-C-H” are also available for sale, in addition to a few of his commemorative plaques.
Bids can be placed now until Oct. 29.