Tupac Shakur’s personal possessions will now be what they’ve been to his fans for the past 19 years: a part of living art.
The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will hold an exhibition for the slain rapper’s personal materials. The exhibition has been titled “All Eyes on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur.” Fans will be able to read Tupac’s handwritten notes, lyrics and poems, watch interview and performance footage, and see his outfits released by his estate for the exhibition.
‘Pac memorabilia and legacy have been on display in the Grammy Museum in previous years as segments of other exhibitions such as “Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey” in 2011. Workshops “An Introduction to Hip-Hop” and “The Art of Songwriting: Hip Hop” have featured Tupac’s writing to “explore the true essence of Hip-Hop, and uncover the origins of the musical form and its influence on society.”
Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur, also a former political activist and ex-Black Panther, will be overseeing the exhibition.
“It means a lot to me that [Grammy Museum Executive Director] Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” Afeni said. “Tupac’s writings are an honest reflection of his passions for and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”
“All Eyes on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur” will run from Feb. 2 to April 22.