Tupac Shakur's mother to release 'entire body of work'
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 February 2013
Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur has vowed to release his "entire body of work" so a new generation of fans can hear the 'California Love' rapper's music following his death in 1996
Tupac Shakur's mother is planning to release his "entire body of work".
The 'California Love' rapper - who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996, aged 25 - left behind an extensive catalogue of unreleased material, which his mother Afeni Shakur has vowed to make public so a new generation of fans can hear his music.
She said: "I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac's entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty."
The rapper's mother - who runs the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, which helps underprivileged children receive an education - was the head of her son's estate following his death, but has since handed it over to Jampol Artist Management (JAM) , who have dedicated themselves to preserving the 'Changes' star's legacy.
JAM founder Jeffrey Jampol added: "It's our responsibility, and our privilege, to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac's music, his ideas and his storytelling."
Tupac, who was known under stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, released six albums during his lifetime, while six more records were posthumously released following his death in 1996
His last record - 2006's 'Pac's Life' - marked the 10 year anniversary of the rapper's death.