Cool news for 2Pac fans today, that is unless you think his posthumous releases have been too saturated or incomplete. But whether that’s the case or not, it looks like we’re going to be hearing more new, unreleased music from ‘Pac and his estate given today’s news that Shakur’s mother, Afeni, has been working with JAM Inc. Here’s a quotable via RollingStone.
Jeff Jampol, who owns JAM Inc., said he’s dug through “unreleased music, released music, remixes, original demos, writings, scripts, plans, video treatments [and] poems.” Despite the fact that several posthumous Tupac albums have come out since the rapper’s death in 1996, there is apparently still plenty of unreleased material. Jampol described his company’s intention as giving the Shakur estate a “total reset.”
“Some of [the material] is in bits and pieces, some of it is complete; some of it is good, some of it needs work,” said Tom Whalley, who signed Shakur to Interscope and is working with Jampol on the project. “But I think the work that is left can be completed, and is worth his fans hearing.”
Hey, if the releases are as quality as the two recent 2Pac inclusions like his “Rose That Grew from Concrete” poem in the chilling new D. Rose x Powerade commercial and his interview for Kendrick Lamar’s “Mortal Man”, then I’ll be all ears.
Who am I kidding? I’ll be all ears anyway because Pac is an all-time fave. I just hope his art is not compromised.
Sidebar: felt festive and chose to use the classic 2Pac in a Duke jersey pic since I’m pulling for Jahlil & Co. tonite. *shrugs*