It’s unbelievable that Tupac Shakur’s four-page letter could attract so much cash after it was placed at auction. The crazy bids started at $11,000 but suddently skyrocketed to a whooping $172,725.
The handwritten letter was penned while he served jail time at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility, reports confirm.
Tupac’s memorablia has seen some crazy auctions in recent years but this handwritten letter titled “Is Thug Life Dead”, seem the craziest so far. It was sold to an unidentified bidder on Monday.
According to media reports, the letter, as well as other prized 2Pac collectibles were sold at goldinauctions.com
Image: Tupac Shakur
A former Death Row Records employee Nina Bhadreshwar is said to be the real owner of Shakur’s May 1995 missive. It was intended to be published for the youth to read.
“I did not begin thug life, I just personified it,” the letter reads.
“I couldn’t stop it if I tried but in my heart the thug n—- has advanced 2 be a Boss Playa. So No Thug Life is Not Dead but in my heart it is. If U are sharp u will learn from this.”
“I want all my homeiez 2 realize there is another level it takes heart and courage 2 stand alone face the demons and make a change! We are powerful people but not unless we have power and if we all die we have nothing. No power, no money, no life, nothing.
“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.”
“Beware of Playa Haters and evil envious ‘homiez.'”
As the attached letter of Authenticity from Nina Bhadreshwar clearly shows, the sold item also contains a torn envelope with which the letter was sent.
Indeed, 2Pac had laid out plans with which he expected to touched so many hearts.
Read Tupac Shakur’s “Is Thug Life Dead?” letter at goldinauctions.com