Even in death Makaveli gets paid.

Tupac Shakur has been dead for 20 years and given that we are in an age where physical albums are getting sold less and streaming companies are paying music artists even lesser.  Pac’s posthumous material has proven to be very valuable 2 decades after his death.  Earlier this year, his handwritten lyrics for “Catchin’ Feelings” went up for sell at an action and sold for over $40,000.  However that number pales in comparison to what his latest item sold for.

This past weekend, one of Pac’s handwritten essays sold for an astounding $172,750 at Goldin Auctions. The material was titled: Is Thug Life Dead?, a four-page essay which was written in 1995 during Pac’s prison stint at the Clinton Correctional Facility.  The essay was sent by letter  and was addressed to Nina Bhadreshwar, a British writer and artist who worked as a publicist for Death Row Records.

“This remarkable letter from Tupac exemplifies what’s thrilling about the auction business as this recently discovered find caught the eye of several serious and well-heeled bidders who went back and forth for hours until this record-setting price was reached,” said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions.

Check out photos from the letter below.

Lead Image via Chi Modu

Via: Miss Info