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     In 1995, Tupac Shakur was incarcerated in the Clinton Correctional Facility on charges of sexual assault. While imprisoned, the already mega-famous rapper and actor released the album Me Against The World. The album, a bona fide classic, featured the singles Dear Mama, So Many Tears, and Temptations. The album went platinum, and remains an incredible testament to Tupac’s musical genius. It was also announced that Tupac has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and is a part of the Class of 2017 inductees.

     While in prison the Juice star did not just focus on music, but kept up correspondences with many friends and acquaintances on the outside. There are three in this collection, as well as an envelope used to send at least one of them. The first letter is addressed to a Ms. Dahlia “Poochie” McCutchen, and in it Tupac arranges a visit to Clinton Correctional Facility for Ms. McCutchen. Per our consignor, Ms. McCutchen, the reason he had summoned her to visit the prison to inform her that he was going to be getting married, which he did to Keisha Morris in 1995 and that he didn’t want Morris to know about the visit. Tupac signed the letter, “Constantly! 2Pac Tupac Shakur.” The letter is written in black pen on a piece of lined notebook paper. The letter is dated March 24, 1995.

     The second letter is addressed to “Big Ballin’ Ass Bangsta,” apparently a friend and associate of Tupac. In it, Tupac instructs his associate to arrange visits for three women, including the aforementioned Ms. McCutchen. Tupac signed the letter “Thug Love 2Pac.” Like the first, this letter is written in black pen on lined notebook paper. This letter is dated March 24, 1995.

     The final letter is unsigned and less formal than the other letters. In it, Tupac gives instructions to his friend on how to organize the visits of Ms. McCutchen and a woman named “Angela.” It is also written in black pen on lined notebook paper.

     The final item in this list is the envelope used to send the letter to Ms. McCutchen. Tupac wrote his name on the upper left corner of the envelope, adding his prisoner number, #95A1140 and his P.O. box, #2001. “Ms. Dahlia ‘Poochie’ McCutchen” is written in as the addressee. There is some wear around the edges of the envelope.

     These items have been authenticated by Steve Grad of Beckett Authentication and come with a LOA (A03086-signed letter, A03087-double signed note, A03088-unsigned note, A03089-envelope). This lot is also accompanied by a letter of provenance from Dahlia “Poochie” McCutchen.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $13,475.00
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
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