Unreleased music and handwritten notes previously belonging to Tupac Shakur are to be auctioned off.
Several CDs featuring never-before-heard tracks by the rapper and three notebooks containing his writing are being sold by one collector after a chance discovery on Craigslist.
According to TMZ, the owner was offered the memorabilia after enquiring after an advert for baseball cards. The seller reportedly came into possession of the rare items through his father, who worked with the late rapper.
Autograph website Moments in Time, which has sold Tupac merchandise in the past, will hold the sale for the items. Last October, the site sold a letter, written by the West Coast artist while he was incarcerated, for $255,000.
The newly unearthed mementos, which include handwritten notes for Tupac’s ‘Point Tha Finger’ music video, are expected to command nearly the same price at auction.
The handwriting of Tupac’s prison correspondence appears to match that of the recently unearthed notebooks, reports TMZ.
Tupac’s mother, Afeni, long opposed to the selling of her son’s memorabilia, is looking to block the sale.
Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. A biopic film, ‘All Eyez on Me’, is currently in the works, directed by Benny Boom and staring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Shakur.