unreleased tupac records discovered on craigslist
Three handwritten notebooks were also found, one containing ideas and lyrics for Pac's "Point The Finger" music video.
In what is definitely a best case scenario for anyone meeting up with someone from Craigslist, one lucky buyer came across some very rare pieces of Tupac merch after answering an ad for baseball cards. Those pieces of merch include three handwritten notebooks filled with ideas and lyrics, plus lost CDs containing unreleased tracks. The seller's dad had worked with Pac for years, according to TMZ.
This small portion of the late rapper's legacy is now being sold to the highest bidder. And while the auction doesn't state the starting price of the bounty, the two pages of notes for Tupac's "Point The Finger" music video are expected to fetch $35,000 on their own. This seems to be congruous with the $225,000 Tupac prison letter that went under the hammer last year.
Unfortunately Tupac's family are apparently not so giddy about the new discovery, and have moved to block the sale. Tupac's mom, Afeni Shakur, has a history of looking with disfavor upon randoms hawking her son's belongings. Presumably it's not the dissemination of his ideas that she's opposed to — "I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac's entire body of work is made available for his fans," she said in a statement last year — only whose hands they end up in. We're looking at you, Martin Shkreli.
Text Hannah Ongley
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