Tupac Shakur’s Estate Teases New Music
Tupac Shakur has been dead for 22 years, but fans may finally be getting the new music they’ve all been longing for from the iconic rapper. The official Twitter and Instagram accounts for the rapper, which are run by his estate, sent out a photo of Tupac that also reads 1998 and ‘Saturday 11/24.’ While nothing further was revealed, there was a link on the site where fans can, ‘Sign up to be the first to know.’
This news comes more than a month after Suge J. Knight, the son of Death Row Records founder Suge Knight, claimed Shakur is still alive, and living in Malaysia. There had been rumors about Tupac being alive for many years, after he was shot and killed in Las Vegas in September 1996. There was also a report in late September that indicated new music from Tupac was coming.
In late September it was reported that the five-year legal battle between the Shakur estate and Entertainment One, over royalties owed to the estate from Shakur’s albums, has been settled. The settlement also included unreleased master recordings, which could be enough for two or three new albums. It was also indicated that while there was no set date on when the music would be released, the site was told the plan was to start ‘cranking them out ASAP.’
Proceeds from the albums will go to the estate with beneficiaries such as his sisters, also large contributions would be made to charities that meant a lot to both Tupac and his mother, according to the report.