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    Tupac Shakur Handwritten Unused Song Lyrics (Circa 1995/96). Offered here are unused lyrics written in blue fountain ink on a wide-ruled sheet of 8.5" x 11" notebook paper in the hand of immortal Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur. The verse reads "When I was born I was a hustla since birth / A black man / Trying 2 hard 2 make my endz before I leave in a hearse / It's a cold game / What u need I supply u can depend on me / 2 strikez / If I'm caught it's the pen then that's the end of me / If I don't / Change change change change change". The handwriting style showcased here -- along with the reference to his second strike -- point to late 1995/early 1996 and the Death Row Records era of his career. Striking and incredibly personal, these lyrics paint the picture of a man who knows his time is short if he doesn't change his ways, as if the only things waiting for him were more prison time -- or the grave. Sadly, the self awareness in his words predicted the legendary rapper's demise, as he was gunned down months later on September 7, 1996. His music has lived on, however, inspiring subsequent generations of Rap stars. Tupac's legacy is undying, as he's cemented among the greatest -- and he himself regarded as perhaps the greatest -- rappers of all time. In Fine condition, with minor soiling, handling wear, and edge & corner wear. COAs from JSA and Heritage Auctions.



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    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    5th Sunday
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