Tupac Shakur's mother has vowed to release the late rapper's entire body of work so new generations of fans can experience his previously unheard music.
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The hip-hop star was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996 at age 25, and his mother, Afeni Shakur, is head of his estate and founder of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation which helps underprivileged children receive education and training. Shakur has now handed over her son's estate to Jampol Artist Management (JAM) and indicates there is more music to be released.
"I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac's entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas," she said in a statement. "Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty."
JAM founder and president Jeffrey Jampol states: "It's our responsibility and our privilege to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac's music, his ideas and his storytelling."
JAM is adding Tupac to a roster which includes the Doors, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding, according to Billboard.com.
2 pac.. A man who spoke everything into exsistance.. a general.. a big inspriration to the world.. he wasnt afraid to show who he really was.. he knew how to connect with his fans all around the world...
im from new zealand and everybody there loves him because he raps and speaks on subjects with such passion.. and everyone thats from there could feel his struggle and relate to it through his music..
he was a man way before his time.. everyones got haters.. haters make the world go round so let them hate. its not there fault they dont know greatness because they havent herd him speak through his heart and only want to judge him on hit em up and songs he wrote in a time where he felt like he was vanurable..of cause your gunna write songs full of hate and revenge after youv been shot.. but before that it was dear mama, keep ya head up, can you get away, me against the world and many more classics and only god can judge me.. so let him rest in thugs mansion in peace and stop trying to critsize who he is .. 2 pac is one of the greatest that ever lived.. i mean what have you done in your life time he was only 25 when he died and had accomplished more and that short time then anybody i know.. he changed the world so that we would relise about these struggles that exsist in this world.. if you got to ask your favourite rapper in the world who he looks up to i have no doubt he would pay respect to 2 pac.. he didnt want to change the world, he wanted to spark the flame in people that would change the world.. 2 pac helped me through alot of hard times just through his music and words of wisdom.. just paying my respects!!! Rest in paradise Pac!