The best news I’ve gotten so far this morning (even though it’s only been 3 hours), Afeni Shakur, mother of arguably the greatest rapper of all time, Tupac, says that she will release all of those unreleased songs.
Fans of the late Tupac Shakur may have a blessing in the works according with news that that the prolific lyricist’s full catalogue of unreleased tunes could be released to the public in the foreseeable future. This exciting news follows the announcement that the Estate of Tupac Shakur is being placed in the hands of Jampol Artist Management.
Billboard’s The Juice, reports that the late Death Row rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, is assuring that all her son’s music will see the light of day. “I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans,” she said in a statement. “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 Artist Management will work with Tom Whalley, the label exec who signed Shakur to his first record deal, and will oversee the licensing, apparel and other ventures that relate to Shakur. This includes music, film, name and likeness in all media, worldwide.
JAM has a proven track record with handling artists’ estates posthumously, with a roster that already includes the Doors, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Peter Tosh and Henry Mancini. With founder and president Jeffrey Jampol at the helm, the company also consults the estate of Michael Jackson.
“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,” Jampol said in a statement. Afeni Shakur reaffirmed his statements, saying Jampol “will find innovative ways to continue to keep his music, his message, and his legacy alive.”
Music to my ears. No pun intended!