Unreleased Tupac Albums Reportedly On The Way After Late Rapper's Estate Settles Lawsuit
For fans of Tupac Shakur, this could potentially be the biggest news to come in decades after a five-year lawsuit has been settled resulting in the potential to release 'at least' two new albums from the late rapper.
According to documentation released to The Blast, the lawsuit was settled with Death Row Records and Tupac's estate this week.
Tupac's mother, who has since passed away, had previously filed the case against Entertainment One, which bought Death Row a few years back, and claimed the estate was owed over $1,000,000 (£770,000).
Sources that have spoken to The Blast, apparently explained that a cash settlement was agreed but the rapper's estate will also be taking over possession of unreleased recordings that he made.
It is claimed that there could be enough for 'at least two, and possibly three new albums'.
There is no date set at the moment detailing when they will be available but the plan could be to start releasing them as soon as possible.
With regards to the cash that will be inevitably made off the back of these albums, part will reportedly go to relatives - such as his sister - but there will also be large contributions made to charities that meant the most to both Tupac and his mother, Afeni Shakur Davis.
September 13 marked the 22nd anniversary of the artist's death when he was shot after a violent disagreement following a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas boiled over.
At the time of the shooting Tupac was travelling in a care with Suge Knight, the head of Death Row Records, when he was hit several times on September 7 1996.
His mum made the agonising decision to turn off his life support machine nearly a week later. No-one was ever brought to justice for his murder, though several people have claimed to know who did it.
During his career he released four full-length studio albums, but his work spanned further than that through his acting, poetry and activism.
Despite the controversies - and there were many - his body of work stands out as being some of the greatest that hip-hop has ever produced.
And we could be on the edge of hearing something brand new from him, which could be the beginning of something really special.
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