Some of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur’s works will be open to the public at an Atlanta library, as part of the Tupac Shakur Collection exhibit.
Afeni Shakur, the late rapper’s mother, has decided to make available Tupac’s influential material for people who might be interested in researching it.
This project will be carried out in collaboration with The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and the Woodruff Library in Atlanta.
According to media reports released last month the collection will include the late rapper’s personal items such as letters to his family from jail, track listings, fan correspondence, handwritten lyrics, as well as video and film concepts. By making this collection available, the Woodruff library aims to give the public a better understanding of Tupac’s genius.
“The Woodruff Library Archives has done a phenomenal job archiving my son’s materials,” said Afeni Shakur. “I thank their staff for partnering with my family and the foundation in helping to make these important documents available in a professional manner that will benefit scholars for years to come.”
Shakur was one of rap’s best selling artists before he was shot in Las Vegas on Sept. 13, 1996 while riding in a car with the infamous Death Row Records’ boss Suge Knight.
The Tupac Shakur Collection opens in the fall of 2010.
Written by Valerie V.