New Music From Tupac Shakur On The Way

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By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Fans of the late Tupac Shakur can look forward to new music from the rap legend. Tupac’s estate is being handled by Jampol Artist Management and his mother, Afeni Shakur, says more music will be released.

In a statement to Billboard, Afeni Shakur says, “I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty.”

Tupac’s hologram made news last year with an appearance at Coachella. “What up, Coachella?” the shirtless hologram asked the crowd before bouncing into the classic single “Hail Mary.”

“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” said Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that created the hologram. “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.”

Tupac was murdered in 1996 but he has continued to stay alive in hip-hop with several posthumous albums including The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory and R U Still Down? (Remember Me).