A love letter written by none other than the late, great rapper Tupac Shakur is to be auctioned and looks set to be sold for more than $35,000. The note, full of romantic ideas and little drawings, was sent to his high school sweetheart (who wishes to remain anonymous). It was scribbled in 1988 and so is almost three decades old. The best thing about it? It really demonstrates Tupac‘s lyrical abilities and way with words.
Here’s what his girlfriend of the time says about it: “I met him in drama class after he transferred from Baltimore to California. He called me Beethoven because of my piano skills. He was a charismatic character who didn’t give a damn, highlighting the fact he wore Afrocentric gear and rocked a blonde high-top fade before it was the cool thing to do in the west coast.
The thing that really attracted me to him was that he made me understand Shakespeare – he took something as difficult as Shakespeare and gave it a contemporary voice. I never really cared for the music he recorded – it was nothing like those freestyles I remember in front of our school.”
She continues: “I knew the kid who made me understand Shakespeare and who didn’t care that he dressed different or wore his hair different. I knew the kid who loved Prince, and candles and had a broken heart. And the kid who drew birds flying upside down on the notes that he passed in school.”
This won’t be the first thing that the rapper’s written than has sold on the open market, but it might well be the most heartfelt.
Here is the letter in full:
Only one person is going to end up owning the letter. But fans can console themselves with the fact that a new movie about his life due to be called All Eyez On Me will be out in theaters in November.