Following the pricey sales of the BMW that Tupac Shakur was murdered in, a lusty love letter from jail and the forthcoming All Eyez on Me biopic honoring the late hip-hop legend, the resurgence of all things Pac is positively overwhelming.
Now adding to the collection, more relics of his legacy have surfaced at $25,000 apiece: three sheets of paper penned by Pac with the original lyrics of one of his most venerated hits, “Dear Mama.”
According to TMZ, the lyrics on the three sheaths of notebook paper are the exact lyrics of the 1995-released single with a few notes tacked along the side from Pac.
Honoring his mother and late activist, writer and businesswoman, Afeni Shakur, the track has long been respected for its commemoration of Pac's close-knit relationship to her and has become a staple for Mother's Day. Ice Cube’s name is also found in the side-bar notes, presumably who Pac considered sampling for the single on the original pre-released version. TMZ reports that the keepsakes came directly from the studio where he recorded “Dear Mama" and was collected by MomentInTime.com, which will sell the lyrics collectively for $75,000.
Signed off by the iconic West Coast artist himself, an explicit note is also found on the third page as well.
“Some motherf**kers say that I have been raped in jail,” the bracketed note reads. “They want me dead for how I succeeded in [the] rap game. Keep the faith in me!”
See this memo and all three of the original handwritten lyrics from Pac here.
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