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Take note, if you die young and a superstar, all your business will eventually get out there. Case in point, a couple of love letters a teenaged Tupac Shakur wrote a high school crush are going up for sale.
The folks over at Moments in Time are selling 2 handwritten letters for a cool $ 15k. They’re from the rapper to a teen crush when he was a 14-year-old freshman in 1985 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore. They’re addressed to Averel, who at the time was the same age.
The first letter reveals a shy Tupac introducing himself to Averel. Tupac surfaces in the second one as emboldened … professing his wants and needs, if ya catch our drift. We’re told Averel, who sold the letters to Moments in Time, was not impressed by Tupac’s game.
Worth noting, one letter is signed “Passionately, Tupac (New York) Shakur.” Yes, he dotted the “i” with a heart.”
Check out the love letters right here. Forgive Pac for the thirst and misspellings.
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting candid about the death of a dear friend. In a sneak peek from an upcoming episode of “Red Table Talk,” the actress opens up about the impact of the tragic 1996 death of rapper Tupac Shakur. “Surviving Loss,” the second episode of “Red Table Talk,” debuts May 14 on Facebook Watch.
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I haven’t seen it, but a new documentary called “Murder Rap” has opened up some deep wounds. In the movie, they allege that Diddy had Tupac killed and Suge had Biggie murdered in retaliation. Now, we know Diddy has long maintained his innocence and the authorities have never come close to arresting the Bad Boy mogul. It seems like a lot of people saw this movie and immediately took it to Diddy on social media. Most people weren’t necessarily looking at him as guilty, but they certainly wanted him to address the allegations. I hope they are addressed too! This can’t be life! Below is the trailer I found online for the movie. FYI: Diddy addressed this movie when it was just a book, calling it “fiction.”
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Kendrick Lamar thanks Tupac for changing his life and the world.
On Tupac Shakur’s official website, Kendrick Lamar wrote about his first encounter with the legendary rapper. The recount was posted as a dedication in light of Tupac’s 19th anniversary of his death, initially describing Kendrick’s first encounter with him at 8-years old. Although he has passed, Kendrick Lamar has been the artist to continue Tupac’s legacy through his music Check out the letter below.
Earlier in the year, Kendrick Lamar honored Tupac Shakur in one of the most creative ways possible by having a candid conversation with him at the tail end of his album, To Pimp a Butterfly.
Today, September 13, 2015, marks the 19th anniversary of the iconic rap star’s death after being shot in Las Vegas a week earlier. Once again, the TDE poster child is honoring the legacy of one his heroes via 2Pac.com.
Aside from the aforementioned record “Mortal Man,” it has been a strong year for Tupac Shakur’s estate as he was briefly depicted in the hit film, Straight Outta Compton and will once again be portrayed in the upcoming biopic, DPG 4 Life.
Photo: YouTube, 2Pac.com
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Wow! Tupac had a lot of beefs in his day, but did you know that DMX had issue with him too? Crazy enough, YES. Now, it would seem that DMX’s issues were just rooted in the East/West crap that was going on…but there’s more. Now, when you hear this, its going to sound familiar. Why? Because X changed the lyric into a K-Solo diss, who he had a real life/ jail beef with back in the day.
But, check the 4:00 moment in this video. There they are together: Tupac and DMX. What happened? What went wrong? Nobody knows! YET.
Seems like DMX got a bit caught up in the hype of the era.
Tupac’s older half-brother describe’s Pac’s relationship with Madonna and Janet Jackson.
Tupac look-alike Marcc Rose has been cast as the fallen rap icon in the upcoming “Straight Outta Compton” and the resemblance is eerie. Take a peek at these photos.
Ice Cube said they’re filming a Tupac scene for ‘Straight Outta Compton.’ Here’s what that scene could look like.
Jhené Aiko may be a next-gen R&B star but she’s also a L.A. angel and she knows all about throwing up the W’s with the best of them.
To commemorate Tupac Shakur’s would-be 44th birthday, today, June 16, 2015, the three-time Grammy nominee linked with photographer Danny Williams for a tribute that should evoke the same emotions for the fellas the late rap legend gave the ladies when he originally took them.
In a newly released interview with MTV’s Rob Markman, the 27-year-old talent admits to being young while Pac was in his prime and credits the 2003 Tupac: Resurrection documentary with bringing up her up to speed on his legacy. To channel as such, her and Williams used her tatted and lovely skin to perfectly recreate the undisputed classic All Eyez on Me album cover; the glossy-eyed gaze from the multi-platinum posthumous Greatest Hits collection; and the infamous David Lachapelle “Becoming Clean” bathtub project.
Listen to her earnest thoughts on Tupac in the Soundcloud below and flip through the gallery to her birthday salute photo shoot as well as a live August 2014 performance in Chicago, IL of “Keep Ya Head Up” (her favorite Pac song).
Photos: Danny Williams for TOCK
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Tupac Shakur’s forthcoming biopic, “Tupac,” has experienced a slight shift as it was announced last week that “Devil In A Blue Dress” director Carl Franklin has been named to replace John Singleton as the film’s director.
According to Variety, the film’s spokesman, Greg Mielcarz, stated Singleton departed from the much-anticipated project -– after exiting in 2012 and returning in 2014 –- due to creative differences. Following the announcement the Academy Award-nominated director took to his Instagram accountto explain why he’s walking away from the developing film for the second time in three years.
Real talk! The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur. I won’t say much if you want you can read my articles in Hollywood Reporter on authenticity in Black Storytelling … To Pac’s real fans just know I am still planning a movie on Tupac … It doesn’t matter what they do mines will be better… Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist … He was a black man guided by his passions … Of most importance was his love of black people and culture … Something the people involved in this movie know nothing about… Real talk! How you gonna make a movie about a man when you suing his mother to get the rights to tell his story?! They have no true love 4 Pac so this movie will not be made with love! And that’s why my ass isn’t involved ! If Tupac knew what was going on he’d ride on all these fools and take it to the streets… But I won’t do that … I’ll just make my own project. What Yall think about that?!!
Singleton worked with the late rapper his 1993 film “Poetic Justice.” During a 2013 interview with Essence, which also commemorated the film’s 20th anniversary, Singleton recalled his fondest memories of Shakur, including his intentions to cast him for the lead role in 2001’s “Baby Boy” which was later fulfilled by actor Tyrese Gibson.
“People always idolize ‘Pac, but he was really just a brilliant yet confused young kid with a lot of fame,” he told Essence. “He had nothing to ground him, no father. He had no one to tell him ‘no’ or ‘just sit down.’ But when you did tell him something, he’d respect you. Right before he passed we just started talking again.”
“I saw him a week an a half before he went to Las Vegas and I told him I’m working on a new movie [Baby Boy, 2001] and I told him that this will be the movie that will get him an Oscar. He said, ‘Anything you want I’m there.’ He was going to be my Robert DeNiro. We were going to grow together. When you see Baby Boy now, his presence and soul are still in that movie.”
Casting for “Tupac” is set to begin in the coming months, with filming beginning later this year.
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To honor the 20th Anniversary of Tupac’s death, new company JAM Inc. and his estate has teamed up to drop unreleased material in the next coming months. According to Billboard, JAM Inc. was brought in by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, and given all of his unreleased material in order to “reset the Skaur estate”, says company owner, Jeff Jampol.
The campaign started with a commercial for Powerade, starring Tupac’s recital of “the flower that grows from the concrete” lyrics from “Mama’s Just a Little Girl” over a dramatized story of Chicago Bulls player, Derrick Rose. Although it was the first glimpse of Tupac material, it is not the last. JAM Inc. will release several unreleased poems, songs, remixes, writongs, demos, and recitals from Tupac Shakur. There is also news that we will be seeing new apparel, museum collections, and biography on the way as well.
A long-delayed Tupac Shakur biopic will begin shooting in June, according to the film’s producer, Randall Emmett. “The script is great and we’re ready to make the movie,” he recently told Collider. “We’re just prepping the logistics.”
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“Holler If Ya Hear Me,” the Broadway musical based on Tupac’s life, is ending after just six weeks.
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This morning as the world was awaken to the sad news on the sudden passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, countless fans and admires have reflected on the award-winning poet and activist’s profound impact on society through various mediums.
And perhaps one of Angelou’s many memorable moments took place during the filming of John Singleton’s 1993 drama, “Poetic Justice,” where she diffused an argument involving the film’s star, Tupac Shakur. As the author recalled during a 2013 interview with Canadian media personality George Stroumboulopoulos, her insightful history lesson with Shakur provoked the late rapper to “cry.”
“I didn’t know who he was… He was into a big rowel with another young man,” she recalled during the interview. “And so I said to him, ‘May I speak to you?’ And he was cursing. ‘I wouldn’t give a…’ I said, ‘I understand that, but let me speak to you.’… ‘If these mutha…,’ I said, ‘I got ya. However, let me speak to you.’ And finally I said, ‘When was the last time anyone told you how important you are? Did you know our people stood on auction blocks, were bought and sold so that you could stay alive today.’”
“And finally he heard me and stopped talking, and started to weep. And I put my arms around him, and I walked him back into the arena. And he cried.” In addition to a selection of Maya Angelou’s poems featured in the Academy Award-nominated film, she also portrayed the role of Aunt June.
Check out more of Maya Angelou’s recollection of Tupac in the clip above.
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