More than 20 years after his death, Tupac Shakur’s words are still shaking up the industry, as the original handwritten liner notes for his final studio album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, are now up for auction.
This follows the auction of several other items once belonging to the “Hit ‘Em Up” rapper, including the BMW he was murdered in, a love letter to Madonna and more. Notably, his lost liner notes include several insults aimed at many of his competitors and former friends, including Dr. Dre, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, JAY-Z, Mobb Deep, De La Soul and Faith Evans. He also calls out Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant and Walter “King Tut” Johnson for the Quad Recording Studios shooting of 1994.
“I dedicate this 2 Jack ‘the snitch’ Agnant for ordering the hit, 2 Tut for shootin me, 2 Puffy, Big, Stretch, Lil Shawn, Jimmy Henchman & whoever else remained silent while conspiring my downfall.”
He also calls Dre a “closet homo” and calls out Nas for not “minding his business” in regard to his beefs with several east coast artists.
Read the full liner notes below.
The starting bid for these handwritten note is $30,000.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.