By Antonia Altomonte
It’s been 22 years since the death of Tupac Shakur (1971 – 1996), but his spirit and legacy lives on through his music and diehard fans (like me). I still bump 2Pac as if his music just dropped yesterday - and some of those songs are even older than I am. It just goes to show how Tupac’s legacy still lives on, even through millennials.
Since Tupac passed away, music lovers have had quite a few posthumous albums to enjoy, with Pac’s Life being the latest in 2006. However, we can currently expect two posthumous albums from Tupac thanks to a recently settled lawsuit that lasted five years, with Canadian company Entertainment One.
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Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, originally sued Entertainment One back in 2013. She claimed the record company failed to pay out royalties for her son’s music and she was owed seven figures. After Afeni passed away in 2016, legal representatives of the estate continued the lawsuit and won back a bunch of unheard tracks, including a reported six-figure pay out. It’s still unclear when the music will be released to the public, but I am fine with waiting on anything coming from 2Pac.
Earlier this year Tupac’s estate also launched a signature poetry clothing line in his honor called the Tupac Poetry Collection. The collection hosts many graphic long sleeve shirts, t-shirts, sweaters and jackets, and you can check them out here.
This is one of the last famous photos of Tupac, just minutes before his death (as pictured above). Tupac’s murder case is still open and ongoing, even after a confession from the alleged gunman’s uncle. It would be nice to finally be able to close that case too, and figure out what really happened that fateful night.
RIP 2Pac - Legends Don’t Die, They live forever.