More new music from Tupac is set to be released as control of the deceased rapper’s estate moves to Jampol Artists Management.
Billboard reports Tupac’s mother and head of his estate, Afeni Shakur has said in a statement, “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.”
Jampol will now control the release of new music from Tupac as well as licensing, clothing, and any other merchandise related to Tupac’s music, name and image. MTV reports Afeni Shakur will continue to oversee her son’s estate together with Tom Whalley, the former Warner Bros. Records chairman who signed Tupac to his fist record deal.
What this means exactly for eager fans awaiting new music from the legendary rapper remains to be seen. There are currently no details on how complete these “incomplete pieces and unfinished ideas” of Tupac’s currently are. Afeni Shakur has said Jampol “will find innovative ways to continue to keep his music, his message, and his legacy alive.”
Jampol has issued a statement to Billboard saying, “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.”
Murdered on September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur released four solo albums. His final studio record The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory was complete, but was released two months after he died. Tupac’s posthumous releases make up the majority of his discography.
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