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Tupac Shakur's New Bio Authorized by Mother

December 01, 2010 07:38:03 GMT

'I trust him [author Kevin Powell] and his history of documenting my son's life, and I know he will do the book from his heart,' Afeni Shakur said.


Tupac Shakur's New Bio Authorized by Mother
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The official life story of slain rap legend Tupac Shakur is heading to bookstores, more than 14 years after his tragic murder. Author Kevin Powell has won the approval from the star's mother, Afeni Shakur, to study Tupac's rise to fame and fortune in the first authorized work about the late icon since he was fatally shot in September 1996.

And Powell reveals he will have lots of memories to draw from for "Tupac Shakur: The Authorised Biography" because he had formed a close bond with the Changes lyricist in the years before his tragic death. In a statement, he says, "It is an honor to write what will be the definitive biography on the life and times of Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest icons in hip-hop and pop culture history."

"Our relationship began when I documented his journey while at Vibe (magazine) in the 1990s. And I will never forget being there at that Las Vegas hospital when Tupac's death was announced. He remains, all these years later, one of the most dynamic and complicated humans I've ever encountered. I will present Tupac as the very whole and multi-layered being he was, as I remember well his asking me, quite prophetically, to be (writer) Alex Haley to his Malcolm X."

Afeni Shakur, Tupac's estate executor, adds: "Kevin Powell is doing this Tupac Shakur biography with my full blessings. I trust him and his history of documenting my son's life, and I know he will do the book from his heart." A release date for the book, to be published by Simon & Schuster, had yet to be announced as WENN went to press.


 




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posted by Minette on Oct 05, 2013
First of don't please make me feel like some kind of stupid or some . Because I specially leave my country for now 12years and still ready to waite no matter what .But one thing for sure you even broke my heart because I believe in god I believe Tupac and we will found each other by the grace of god and I finaly found refuge in harms .And I also believe my heart light And let keep it that way

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