The thoughts and ideas of an icon
A notebook once belonging to Tupac Shakur is being auctioned off online. The notebook, a mead composition book, has been written in great detail by Tupac on 46 pages and is the only known full Tupac notebook in existence. The auction is being held via a online auction by Goldin Auctions, who specialize in sporting memorabilia. The starting bid is set at $25,000.
Inside this interesting notebook are hand-written track listings for a few of Tupac’s albums, including Me Against the World, which actually appear to be in a different order than on the actual album that was released. In the notebook we get to see another track listing, this time for the group Dramacydal, who would be later known as The Outlawz. Dramacydal was the groups first name.
Along with being jam packed full of track listings and ideas that Tupac had, it also includes song lyrics, such as a draft of the double Platinum single “How Do U Want It” and “Just Like Daddy” from Tupac’s posthumous release The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, which would go four times Platinum.
When you mention Tupac to some people, all they think is angry lyrics, violence and trouble but what a lot of people don’t know is Tupac wrote a lot of poetry. In fact he wrote poems before he got into music. Within the pages of this hand-written gem is a poem titled “Helpless”
This is not the first item belonging to or associated with Tupac to be auctioned off. In January of this year, the BMW 7 series car that he was fatally shot in on the night of 7th September 1996, was featured on the History channel show Pawn Stars, showing the car at Celebrity Cars showroom. The asking price was set at $1.5 million. Read more about the BMW here
On April 5th o-4-l.com brought you the news that Tupac’s handwritten liner notes for the Makaveli The Don Killuminati 7 Day Theory was being auctioned at a starting bid of $30,000. Read more about Makaveli liner notes auction
What do you think should happen with items belonging to one of the most iconic artists of all time? Should they be auctioned off like we have been seeing or should they, like some fans are saying, be placed in a museum and preserved, where fans of his can go and look at pieces of musical history. Let us know what you think.