Updated: Feb 24
Written by: Khalif Thompson
Tupac Shakur still reigns as one of the best American rappers and actors to embody the “1990’s gangsta-rap aesthetic”. With such an iconic legacy that stayed intact for over 25 years, January 21, 2022 will be the day in which an immersive museum named Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free will be open to the public in Los Angeles.
However, according to sources, one diehard collector could become the owner of a rare poem by 2pac said to be the inspiration behind the iconic “All Eyez On Me”, a title track from the last album he recorded while he was alive.
Wednesday, (December 29, 2021), auction house Moments In Time listed the relic on its website for a whopping $95,000. The poem was originally titled “All Eyez Was Looking 4”, written in August 1995 to a former lover named Simi.
Parts of the poem reads “Will see see my true colors,” he writes in part. “will she know my heart is pure. will it be here, love that heals my heart. Can she be the cure. will she be too scared 2 take a chance. will my affection be ignored. Or does she want me, like I want her? It is signed “4 Simi, from the heart of 2Pac”.
All Eyez On Me was Tupac’s second album that featured many hip hop & rap icons including The Outlawz, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, E-40, Redman, Method Man, Nate Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, K-Ci & JoJo and Roger Troutman. The album hit No.1 on the Billboard charts and sold over 560k copies in the first week!
Should this iconic poem be so easily auctioned and sold to die hard fans of 2Pac or should the inspirational poem remain commemorated free of the hands of civilians and placed in the immersive museum to come? Comment what you think!
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