This is awesome. Yesterday, the L.A. Times reported that the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will open an exhibit on Tupac Shakur this coming February. The exhibition, titled “All Eyez On Me: The Writings Of Tupac Shakur,” will include handwritten notes, poems, and lyrics, as well as interviews and video footage of the late, great rapper. Everything provided to the Grammy Museum was supervised and supplied by Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur.
“It means a lot to me that Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” she said in a statement. “Tupac’s writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”
“Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists. His writings are both powerful and provocative,” said Bob Santelli, the Executive Director of the Grammy Museum. “It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac’s legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career.”
The exhibit, which will cover both Tupac’s solo work as well as his time with Digital Underground, will open February 2nd and run through April 22nd.