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Let's get it straight from the off. Tupac Shakur is not alive. His legacy is and his music will always be but he, unfortunately, is not.
On September 13, 2016, believe it or not, it'll be the 20th anniversary of the death of Tupac having been killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
Before then however, fans will have the chance to bid on and buy Tupac's prized car - his fully-loaded 1996 Hummer that he bought less than one month before he was murdered.
The car may well be 20 years old and outdated but this is a chance to own a piece of history not just a car.
According to TMZ, the Hummer was last bought by a Canadian collector at a BET raffle back in 2003 and is expected to fetch up to $100,000 at the auction.
Of course, now is the best time to sell, given the run up to anniversary of Tupac's death will inevitably make a few people splash more cash on this sort of memoribilia than normal.
The auction house running the item have this to say about the vehicle:
Research on the vehicle reveals that Shakur purchased the vehicle on August 16, 1996, a little less than a month before his untimely death, a revelation which comfortably attributes this Hummer H1 as the very last vehicle the rapper would purchase in his lifetime. Held in storage following Shakur's tragic death, the Hummer was won in a 2003 raffle organized by BET in the 'Picture Me Rollin'' sweepstakes, and then later purchased back in 2007 by Havenotz Entertainment owners Sardar 'Candyman 187' Khan and Yaasmyn Fula, the latter being the mother of the aforementioned Kadafi, a 'godbrother' of Shakur who lost his own life just two months after that of his friend and fellow Outlawz rapper; the pair drove the Hummer often, cruising Los Angeles on late summer nights after time spent in the studio.
Already a classic and coveted example of civilian off-road ingenuity, this modified vehicle is further elevated by its incredible musical affiliation and proximity to Shakur's final days. An incredible piece of hip-hop history that evokes the invincible spirit of one of the rap game's true lyrical giants.
Would you stump up the cash for a piece of history? Any Tupac fan would if they could, surely?
Words by George Pavlou
All images via RR Auction
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