A Letter Tupac Wrote While In Prison Is Being Sold For $225,000


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.

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“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.