Goldin Auctions has announced a 10-lot auction of personal items from the late Tupac Shakur.
One of the most expensive highlights is a handwritten and signed essay titled “Is Thug Life Dead?” Originally sent to Nina Bhadreshwar, an employee at Death Row Records, the piece was meant to be printed as a message to youth. However, the essay was never published.
“I did not begin thug life,” ‘Pac writes in the piece. “I just personified it. I couldn’t stop it if I tried but in my heart the thug ni**a has advanced 2 be a Boss Playa. So No Thug Life is Not Dead but in my heart it is. If U are sharp u will learn from this.”
The current bid for the letter is $10,000.
The auction ends on October 29th.