A letter that Tupac penned while behind bars back in 1995 is up for sale, Page Six reports. The letter could be yours if you’re willing to pay $225,000 for it.
Pac wrote the letter to Death Row employee and Death Row Uncut magazine editor Nina Bhadreshwar while he was serving a sentence for rape at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility. Shakur granted her access to his letter for publication instead of more well-known magazines like Rolling Stone or TIME. His letter was a five-page essay about the rites of passage of the young black male in America, but he also wrote about leaving the “Thug Life” behind and being wary of his lifestyle.
“Thug Life to me is dead,” he wrote. “If it’s real, then let somebody else represent it, because I’m tired of it.” He continued “[Many] never survive the next level of Thug Life . . . They become addicted to death. A True Boss Playa knows when to advance . . . U must play the game, not let the game play u,” he said of starting a new chapter. “A regular Playa plays women . . . a Boss Playa plays life. A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all, a Man! I want all my homiez to know there is another level.”
Tupac was killed Sept. 7th, 1996, less than a year after he was released from jail.
The letter/essay is being sold through Moments in Time.