Earlier this year music memorabilia auctioneer Gotta Have Rock and Roll publicly announced a rare, handwritten document by Tupac Shakur during the “Makaveli” Era.
Pulled from one of the legendary rapper’s private journals at that time, the handwritten page is chock full of “liner notes” for Pac’s 1996 album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. In his writings Tupac vents his frustrations against his contemporaries including Mobb Deep, Nas, and most notably Dr. Dre.
Within his written content, Shakur writes “Thanks […] 2 Dr. Dre for being a [closet] homo”. And despite Dre (born Andre Romelle Young) and Pac teaming up on such classic hits as “California Love” that changed the Hip Hop game forever, their relationship with Death Row Records caused an infamous falling out.
The lion’s share of the liner notes reveal stunning allegations and insights into Tupac’s state of mind shortly before his death and the full transcription of the artist’s liner notes can be read here.