Monday, March 20, 2017
Tupac wrote out the lyrics to his popular 1995 song, “Dear Mama,” on three sheets of notebook paper, and now, each one of those sheets will cost you $25,000, totaling $75,000, if you want to be the owner of a piece of hip hop history. The lyrics originally came from the studio where Tupac recorded the track; the auction house then acquired them from a private collector. The lyrics the famous rapper wrote down were just as you hear them today with a couple notes he wrote down in the margins, specifically other rappers’ names—perhaps those he intended to feature on the song.
See Tupac ‘Dear Mama’ Lyrics Up for Sale, TMZ, March 20, 2017.