Fans of Tupac have a chance to take a look into the Hip-Hop legend’s life with an auction that is now up for sale.
TMZ reports that the late rapper’s handwritten love poem titled “All Eye Was Lookin 4” is currently up for bids on Moments in Time, an online autograph dealer.
Tupac's Handwritten Poem
Within the stanzas, the lyricist professes his love for a woman named Simi. According to Moments in Time’s website, the love poem is “the genesis” for Tupac’s “All Eyez on Me,” his final album during his lifetime.
“4 Romeo there was Juliet, 4 Sampson was Delilah, 4 Heaven there was hell, 4 water there is fire, but me, I walk alone w life, w search of something pure, then I came across a woman who was All I was looking for,” he wrote.
Tupac signed it off on Aug. 26, 1995, making it a year before his passing.
The Opening Bid
At the time of this publication, the opening bid for Tupac’s poem stands at $95,000.
Tupac Lives On
Tupac’s legacy has continued to live on, especially in the digital space as of late.
Last month, rare and unpublished photos of him from his debut album release party were released as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on OpenSea, according to Rolling Stone.
And the NFT releases don’t end there.
AfroTech previously shared that Flash Mints — an NFT platform, which name pays homage to Hip-Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash — also highlights legends such as Tupac and more who have paved the way for what the genre is today.
“It’s our job as the collective of holding this history and that we share the best of the best so we can tell the best stories,” photographer T. Eric Monroe shared with AfroTech. “I’m glad to be alive in this moment — rest in peace to Chi and Ricky — and that me, Jamil, and [Yaasmyn Fula] can all tell these beautiful stories of reality. Like I get to learn about Tupac before he was known as a rapper. That’s what I truly want to know. And I look forward to helping in any way to push our story forward in a right and beautiful way.”