Newly Discovered Tupac Notebooks Going to Auction
More momentos from late West Coast legend Tupac Shakur will be up for auction. Three of the rapper's notebooks containing previously lyrics to tracks like "Point The Finga," "Easy Being Me" and "Keep Ya Head Up," will be sold on the auction site Moments in Time.
"THESE 3 NOTEBOOKS, UNTIL NOW TOTALLY UNKNOWN, CONTAIN ORIGINAL LYRICS IN TUPAC’S HAND TO POINT THE FINGA, EASY BEING ME,16 ON DEATH ROW,KEEP YA HEAD UP,BREAK ‘EM SOMETHING,WHO DO U LOVE,STREET FAME,MY SUICIDE NOTE,ONLY FEAR OF DEATH THUGZ GET LONELY TOO,ETC.," the item description reads. "A TRULY REMARKABLE DISCOVERY."
TMZ reports that an unnamed fan acquired the items from a Craigslist ad for baseball cards posted by an individual whose father worked with Tupac for many years. The handwriting is identical to letters penned by 'Pac in jail that were sent to Nina Bhadreshwar, an editor at Death Row Uncut magazine, that were valued for $225,000. (The notes are still on sale on Moments in Time.)
Last March, JAM Inc.'s Jeff Jampol -- who was recruited by Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, to oversee the rapper's business -- revealed that 'Pac's estate would undergo a "total reset" and that more unreleased material in the form of music, video treatments and scripts would be released.
Billboard has reached out to a rep for JAM Inc. for comment.
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