Tupac is still hot commodity more than 20 years after his death. A four page letter handwritten by Shakur himself was auctioned off for $172,750.
“I did not begin thug life,” ‘Pac writes in the letter. “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.”
Tupac wrote to Nina Bhadreshwar in 1995 where she worked at Death Row Records. The letter was apart of a collection that had other memorabilia in it including plaques, contracts, and even written music by the west coast rapper. Goldin Auction reported that the bidders were going back and forth about the letter until the $172,750 couldn’t be matched.
Goldin Auction believes this sale set records for any Tupac item.