A letter that Tupac penned while behind bars back in 1995 is up for sale, Page Six reports. The letter could be yours if you’re willing to pay $225,000 for it.
Pac wrote the letter to Death Row employee and Death Row Uncut magazine editor Nina Bhadreshwar while he was serving a sentence for rape at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility. Shakur granted her access to his letter for publication instead of more well-known magazines like Rolling Stone or TIME. His letter was a five-page essay about the rites of passage of the young black male in America, but he also wrote about leaving the “Thug Life” behind and being wary of his lifestyle.
“Thug Life to me is dead,” he wrote. “If it’s real, then let somebody else represent it, because I’m tired of it.” He continued “[Many] never survive the next level of Thug Life . . . They become addicted to death. A True Boss Playa knows when to advance . . . U must play the game, not let the game play u,” he said of starting a new chapter. “A regular Playa plays women . . . a Boss Playa plays life. A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all, a Man! I want all my homiez to know there is another level.”
Tupac was killed Sept. 7th, 1996, less than a year after he was released from jail.
The letter/essay is being sold through Moments in Time.
The post A Letter Tupac Wrote While In Prison Is Being Sold For $225,000 appeared first on Festival Gear.
This post was originally published on this siteAdam Grandmaison, who runs the popular hip-hop podcast, said his Atlantic deal ending “wasn’t really based on the accusations”
This post was originally published on this site It’s quite ironic that Slumberjack‘s name has the word “slumber” in it; the Australian makes music that is the antithesis of relaxing, but of course that was likely the reasoning behind their…
The post First Listen: Slumberjack’s Holy Ship! bass voyage appeared first on Music News | Best Music Festival Blog By Festival Gear.
This post was originally published on this siteTheir QUARTERTHING collaboration gets a new visual