Monday, October 05, 2015

Tupac Shakur's Letters From Lockup!

The Tupac Shakur letters from Clinton Correctional go up for sale.

The life and trials of Tupac Amuru Shakur. The controversial rapper's death on the Las Vegas strip was almost 20 years ago. The FBI and Las Vegas Police have not solved this case.

The rapper was gunned down after leaving a Mike Tyson fight. He was the passenger in the vehicle and Big Suge Knight was the driver. They were hit with gunfire. Tupac was hit five times and would be rushed to the hospital. According to the family members and friends, the rapper was put in a coma and stayed alive until they declared his injuries fatal.

The assailants were allegedly members of the domestic terrorist group The Crips. They haven't gotten any good leads. Big Suge right now isn't talking. He's sticking to the G-code despite him facing LIFE in the iron college after he was accused of vehicular homicide which was bumped to murder.

There's talk about a movie being in the works.

Before his death, he was riding high on Death Row Records. The record label helped propel Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Tupac Shakur into pop culture. It also earned a notorious reputation for being a front for domestic terrorism. The now jailed former honcho Marion "Suge" Knight was the motivator of the label. He was the muscle and the brains behind the label. Dr. Dre, the co-founder was the producer of most of the Death Row albums until his departure in late 1995. Big Suge had connections to the domestic terrorist group The Bloods. The Bloods had a strong influence on the label.

Big Suge's influence helped Tupac get a "free card". When he was being held up on a sexual assault charge, Big Suge's connections managed to get him out. Almost immediately, Tupac signed a deal to Death Row and release the All Eyez On Me album in 1996.

While he was in the iron college, he wrote letters to his friends and some of the junk food media.

Some of his letters were obtained through an organization willing to sell these items to the right bidder. One letter is going on sale for a hefty bid.

Eight months after the album's release, he would be murdered. Around the time of his death, Death Row released Makaveli: The Don Killuminati The 7 Day Theory. The album release came five weeks after Tupac's murder.

Tupac wrote to Nina Bhadreshwar, a staffer at his record label, Death Row Records. That five-page letter is now for sale for $225,000 from Moments In Time, the New York Post reports. He opens by noting that he's replying to a letter from Bhadreshwar, who worked for Death Row Uncut magazine and her own publication. "I am not granting this information to any other publication, not even Time & Rolling Stone so please represent it as it is layed," Shakur wrote. "I trust u."

He went on to explain that black males in America grow from "young dustkicker" to "thug nigga" to "boss playa" and that "many niggaz never survive the second level of thuglife." He wrote that he himself almost didn't. "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, it takes heart and courage 2 stand alone face the demons and make a change!" So, since "in my heart the thug nigga has advanced to be a Boss Playa," he wrote, "Thug Life is not dead but in my heart it is."

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