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Tupac Shakur’s mother promises to let her late son’s legacy live on with never-before-heard tracks to be made available to the public.
Since his murder in 1996, six albums worth of new material have surfaced. However, expecting fans now have more new songs to look forward to.
According to Billboard, Jampol Artist Management now controls his estate, and its duties include overseeing licensing, clothing, and all other commodities associated with the late rapper to ensure his messages continue to positively impact future generations.
"It’s our responsibility -- and our privilege -- to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac’s music, his ideas and his storytelling," Jeffrey Jampol, JAM president and founder, stated.
JAM already manages artists like The Doors, Janis Joplin, and Michael Jackson’s estate.
Further, the head of the estate, Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, believes it is her responsibility to showcase unreleased tracks, many of which were left unfinished.
“Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty,” she commented.
Prior to 1996, Tupac created four albums, including All Eyez on Me and Me Against the World. Ironically, the majority of Tupac’s music emerged after his tragic death.
However, Tupac's memory continues to live on, especially with tributes like the hologram at last year’s Coachella.
"We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre's vision to bring this back to life," responded Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the company that designed the hologram, reports MTV. "It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”