Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists.
His writings are both powerful and provocative,” Grammy Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli said in a statement to the “Los Angeles Times.”
“It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac’s legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career.”
Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, oversees his estate and is celebrating the opening.
“It means a lot to me that Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” she said in the same statement to the Times.
“Tupac’s writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”
- The Versace suit Shakur wore to the 1996 Grammy Awards ceremony.
- The tape box and studio notes from the first recording session that Shakur did after his release from prison.
- Shakur’s handwritten notes, lyrics and poems.
- Interview and performance footage, plus other outfits he rocked.
- Most of the collectibles were provided by Pac’s estate, which is overseen by his mother, Afeni Shakur.