A Tupac Shakur handwritten letter
Lot 212
A Tupac Shakur handwritten letter
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A Tupac Shakur handwritten letter
Autograph letter signed ("2Pac"), 6 pp, Dannemora, New York, August 26, 1995, to a young woman. The last three pages contain three poems, all labeled "Exclusively" for the recipient's use, titled "How Can [drawing of an eye]," "The Brightness of Your Smile," and "A Phrophecy [sic] of Passion." In this letter, Shakur expresses concern for his young woman friend, who had apparently just been in a scary situation. He then describes working on his "Temptation" video: "It's a short movie featuring several celebrities (Coolio, Salt & Pepa, Miss America 93, Ice T, Cypress Hill, Adina Howard, and some others). There is no actual rapping this time just acting and performance. I hope it comes out good. It looked good on paper." He then gives her a recommended music list, headed "2PAC's list of Tapes 2 Get & Listen 2 When U R Alone," including albums by Jamiroqui, Sarah McLaughlin, and Prince. In his poems, he writes, in part: "Is it possible 2 reach across the miles / and make u smile that smile I love 2C / Can I convince your doubting heart / 2 trust itself 2 me?"; "I have been convicted of wanting u / When they sentence me at my trial / I plead temporary insanity / from the brightness of your smile / I've been wanted in connection / 4 my affection towards u / I cannot provide an alibi or deny it / Because the allegations R true."; "Let my poetry be stimulation / Anticipate my touch / Let's be lovers without the penetration / This situation's too fragile 4 us 2 rush."
8 1/2 x 11 in
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