A hard drive containing previously unheard Tupac Shakur songs and “intimate” photos of the rapper will be auctioned off starting Wednesday (1 December). Per TMZ, the computer drive, which was previously owned by Pac’s former bodyguard Frank Alexandar, who passed away in 2013 is being sold by GottaHaveRockandRoll.com.
According to Gotta Have Rock and Roll, where the item is being auctioned, who says the 83GB hard drive will unearth new insights into the life of Tupac Shakur. “Some of the highlights on the hard drive include a 35-second clip from a never-released songs reads the description on the hard drive. “The photos and videos bring you right into Tupac’s life in the mid to late ’90s and are some of the most intimate media that exist of him.”
A snippet of the song was obtained by TMZ and is a never-before-heard version of “Letz Get It On (Ready 2 Rumble).The song reportedly , was played at the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon fight that 2pac attended just before he was murdered. ”Among the photos features shots of Tupac with Mike Tysons, the late Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell, Suge Knight, and R&B group Jodeci.
The bidding is set to end Friday, December 10. Fans wishing to own this Tupac collection should expect the bids to start at $10,000 but should increase to $600,000 and $1.2 million. 10% of the proceeds from the hard drive will go towards the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
Fans can place a bid on the Hip-Hop artifact or check out the sample photos of the content on Frank Alexander’s hard drive here.