Tupac Shakur Love Letter Being Sold For $35,000

tupac letterTupac Shakur’s ability to express raw emotion through his words made him one of the best lyricists in the history of rap. Now, almost 20 years after his death, we’re getting a first hand look some of the rapper’s earliest work, a love letter.

According to TMZ, a 1988 love letter by the icon surfaced on Monday as part of a $34,000 auction sale by US company Moments In Time.

While this isn’t the first time the deceased artist’s personal notes have been available to fans, this is the earliest piece of his writing that has ever been made public.

The woman selling the letter says she met Pac in her drama class, suggesting the rapper ‘s acting was “REALLY good” and that the two bonded over being outsiders. However, she was not a fan of the artist he later became. “I never really cared for the music he recorded – it was nothing like those freestyles I remember in front of our school. I knew the kid who made me understand Shakespeare and who didn’t care that he dressed different or wore his hair different. I knew the kid who loved Prince, and candles and had a broken heart. And the kid who drew birds flying upside down on the nets that he passed in school.”

With the 20th anniversary of his death approaching in September, the hip hop legend remains just as prevalent today as he was before his untimely death in 1996. Having released just as many albums posthumously as when he was alive, Tupac’s music and message continues to inspire future generations.

You can view the document (and purchase it if you happen to have $34,000 laying around) here.

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