‘The rite of passage of a young black male in America’ to be sold by Moments In Time. Photo: File
Tupac’s letter on ‘the rite of passage of a young black male in America’ is set to be sold by Moments In Time.
Some weeks after it was revealed that handwritten lyric sheets from the late Tupac Shakur were to sell at auction, it has now been announced that another handwritten document from the rapper will soon be sold.
According to Page Six, the handwritten letter is being sold for $225,000 on the Moments In Time website.
The publication also reports that Tupac penned the letter, which was addressed to Nina Bhadreshwar, an editor at Death Row Uncut magazine.
In the letter, written while Pac was in prison serving time on sexual assault charges, he states that he is ‘not granting this information to any other publication.’
From there, he appears to denounce the thug life lifestyle, and later comments on becoming a ‘Boss Playa.’
‘Many never survive the next level of Thug Life… They become addicted to death.
‘A True Boss Playa knows when to advance… U must play the game, not let the game play u.’
Tupac wrote, according to Page Six, ‘A regular Playa plays women… a Boss Playa plays life.
‘A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all, a Man!
‘I want all my homiez to know there is another level.’
The letter from Tupac is five pages long, and according to Bhadreshwar, it touches on ‘the rite of passage of a young black male in America.’
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