Despite the company behind deceased rapper, Tupac Shakur’s hologram filing for bankruptcy last year, the rapper’s mom ‘Afeni Shakur‘ is now saying she’ll do everything she can to make sure all of her son’s unreleased tracks be released to the public:
“I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans,” Shakur said in a statement reported in Billboard. “My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty.”
Tupac’s estate is now under Jampol Artist Management and his mom is the head of the estate.
Since his murder in 1996, a string of Tupac albums have made their away to the airwaves. Three of the seven albums released since his death (which remains an unsolved crime) reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, and all have cracked the Top 10. Tupac’s last album, “Pac’s Life,” was released in 2006 and peaked at No. 9 on U.S. charts.
The rapper continues to have an impressive impact on culture. Quentin Tarantino used a remix of James Brown’s “The Payback” that features a verse from Tupac on the soundtrack for his Oscar-nominated movie “Django Unchained.”
The themes of most of Tupac’s songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers