Tupac Shakur’s Unseen Photos From 1992 Are Being Sold As NFTs
Tupac Shakur’s unseen photos were put up for auction on Thursday (Feb. 23) as NFTs.
Starting at 3 p.m. EST, MakersPlace began auctioning off images of Tupac performing in Minneapolis at Glam Slam West (Prince’s nightclub) in 1992.
The “2Pacalypse92” collection consists of 17 pics of the “I Get Around” rap icon. Lawrence “Loupy D” Dotson (Kronick Magazine’s former managing editor) is the man behind the lens that captured each shot.
On top of that, an original negative comes with every nonfungible token, giving collectors an opportunity to possess a digital and physical piece of Hip-Hop history.
Tupac Shakur’s Unseen Photos Storm The NFT World
Loupy D recollected Tupac’s performance at Glam Slam West in 1992: “The atmosphere was hyped. The crowd was loving it. He put on a show. He wasn’t just a rapper, he was a performer. He had a theater background. Tupac knew he had to engage the crowd.”
A fistful of the images will also feature in “Dear Mama” (FX’s forthcoming docuseries), which deeply examines Tupac’s relationship with Afeni Shakur. Aside from being Pac’s mother, Afeni was a Black Panther activist that ultimately became a crack cocaine user and prisoner prior to getting clean and supporting her son’s music career.
The unseen 1992 pics of the “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” hitmaker come as Tupac’s estate proclaimed preliminary plans to drop four new songs. As NFTs? Perhaps others but not these.
Earlier in February, news of the four new tracks came via Tupac Shakur’s “only official fan page.” The post on Instagram said the project “will consist of previously released recordings from the ‘2Pacalypse Now’ period to Pac’s ‘Thug Life’ period with 4 previously unreleased pre-Death Row tracks.”
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