Rare and Personal Tupac Memorabilia Is Up for Auction

Rare and Personal Tupac Memorabilia Is Up for Auction

You can now own a piece of Tupac history.

You can now own a piece of Tupac history.

Text: Jake Viswanath

The impact of Tupac continues to endure more than ever, and now you can own a piece of his legacy, provided that you have spare thousands of dollars lying around. Today, items from the iconic rapper’s personal collection, including handwritten letters, essays, and record plaques, have gone up for sale on Goldin Auctions.

Highlights from the selection of items on offer include a letter written to his childhood friend, signed contracts for his films Juice and Poetic Justice, and a platinum plaque celebrating the success of his single “Us Against the World.” There are also handwritten rough draft lyrics for his tracks "Catchin Feelings" and "Wonda Why They Call U Bitch.” Most items start at a minimum bid of $1000.

Perhaps most notably, the auction is also selling a handwritten and signed essay entitled “Is Thug Life Dead?” Tupac penned the essay while he was serving his 1995 prison sentence in New York. It was addressed only to his trusted friend Nina Bhadreshwar, a former publicist at his label Death Row Records, and was intended to be published as a message to youth. Sadly, the essay went unpublished when the label squashed the story for unknown reasons. It’s currently going for an astounding $11,000.

The auction is now live and runs until October 29 at Goldin Auctions.

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