Hip-hop fans are in for a treat when an exhibit dedicated to rapper Tupac Shakur opens next month at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. They’ll be able to look at handwritten notes, lyrics, poems and even the tape box from the slain star’s first recording session after he was released from prison.
“Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists. His writings are both powerful and provocative,” Grammy Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli said in a statement to the “Los Angeles Times.” “It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac’s legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career.”
Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, oversees his estate and is celebrating the opening. “It means a lot to me that Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” she said in the same statement to the Times. “Tupac’s writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”
(h/t LA Times)