Tupac Shakur’s memorabilia continues to be profitable as a four-page letter handwritten by the late rapper sold at auction.

The letter, as well as other prized 2Pac collectibles at goldinauctions.com, was up for sale, and someone came up with a gem. Shakr’s autographed and hardwritten essay called “Is Thug Life Dead” sold for $172,725 to an unidentified bidder. The May 1995 missive originally belonged to former Death Row Records employee Nina Bhadreshwar to be published for the youth to read.

“I did not begin thug life, I just personified it," the letter reads. "I couldn’t stop it if I tried but in my heart the thug n---- 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.”

"I want all my homeiez 2 realize there is another level it takes heart and courage 2 stand alone face the demons and make a change! We are powerful people but not unless we have power and if we all die we have nothing. No power, no money, no life, nothing."

The sold item also contains the torn envelope from which contained the letter and a signed letter of Authenticity from Nina Bhadreshwar the owner of the rare collectible (see below).

We don't know who the proud owner of this letter is but we hope that the person will share with the world since 2Pac touched so many fans.

You can read Tupac Shakur's "Is Thug Life Dead?" letter at goldinauctions.com.

Tupac Shakur - Letter of Authencity

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