Outfits and handwritten notes among the items
Personal possessions that once belonged to hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur are to go on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Among the items to be featured include a number of the late rapper’s outfits, including a Versace suit worn at the 1996 Grammy Awards.
Handwritten notes, lyrics and poems will all be available to view in the exhibition, titled “All Eyes on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur”, and fans will also be able to watch interview and performance footage at the display.
Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur will be overseeing the exhibition. “It means a lot to me that [Grammy Museum Executive Director] Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honour my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” the activist said in a statement. “Tupac’s writings are an honest reflection of his passions for and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”
The exhibition will run from February 2 to April 22.
A musical based on the lyrics of Tupac, Holler If Ya Hear Me, opened last year in New York at the city’s Palace Theatre. Musician, poet, actor and writer Saul Williams lead the cast of the non-biographical play, which closed after a month following poor ticket sales.