A handwritten letter from the late Hip hop Legend Tupac Shakur which surfaced in 2015, has been bought a super fan for an apparent total of $172,725 USD. The letter written by the rapper while in prison in 1995 for sexual assault charges was addressed to Nina Bhadreshwar who then was publicist at Death Row Records.
The four page single-sided handwritten letter is entitled “Is Thug Life Dead?” and the rapper reflects on the story of his past, present and future: “Ours begins with a young DustKicker, a ThugNi*** then finally a BossPlaya”. He defines what he believes he is: ”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.”
Shakur finishes the letter off with, “Beware of Playa Haters and evil envious ‘homiez.’ They will bring u harm. It ain’t all good my people be aware! Hopefully this will do some of u some good. If it does then I don’t sit in jail in vain.” He also promised to release a new album that will “shake the world!”
The letter shattered pre-auction estimates of $11,000 USD. While the buyer hasn’t come forward publicly yet, insiders note that it went to a well-known individual in the collecting community who outbid a popular entertainer who also wished to remain anonymous.
Check out snips of the letter below