A myriad of unreleased tracks were dumped onto the public following the 1996 death of Tupac Shakur in the form of additional albums and a series of mixtapes. But apparently there is still a number of Shakur recordings just waiting to see the light of day. That could happen soon. According to Billboard, a company called JAM Inc. has been working the rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, for the last two years and have access to everything in her vault of Tupac material. They plan to put out the material soon.
The company’s recent clients include the Michael Jackson estate, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding. According to JAM Inc owner Jeff Jampol the Tupac releases don’t just pertain to new music. There are also “remixes, original demos, writings, scripts, plans, video treatments [and] poems.”
“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 put together Shakur’s Interscope deal and is working with Jampol on putting out the unreleased material. “But I think the work that is left can be completed, and is worth his fans hearing.” There is also a biography in the plans.
Tupac recently made his way back on the scene when his voice was used for a PowerAde commercial featuring Derrick Rose. Kendrick Lamar also recently brought a buzz back to Pac’s name by using a 21-year-old interview with late MC on his recent album To Pimp A Butterfly.
The Grammy Museum currently has a Tupac exhibit on display titled “All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur.” A biopic about the beloved MC will start filming this summer. It looks like there is much more to come.