Tupac Shakur's Estate Moves to Jampol Artist Management, New Material Possibly on the Way
The estate of Tupac Shakur is being placed in the hands of Jampol Artist Management and the late rapper's mother indicates there is more music to be released.
Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, head of his estate and founder of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, said in a statement, "I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac's entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty."
Tom Whalley, the label executive who signed Shakur to his first record deal, will be working with Jampol Artist Management on music projects.
Jampol Artist Management will oversee licensing, apparel and other ventures in all media, worldwide, as it relates to Shakur's music, film, name and likeness. JAM founder and president Jeffrey Jampol is adding Shakur to a roster that already includes the Doors, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Peter Tosh and Henry Mancini. He consults the estate of Michael Jackson.
"It's our responsibility -- and our privilege -- to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac's music, his ideas and his storytelling," Jampol said in a statement.
Afeni Shakur noted Jampol "will find innovative ways to continue to keep his music, his message, and his legacy alive."