One of the most famous photographs of Tupac Shakur is the one featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1996. The simple, yet powerful portrait captured the shirtless rapper with his hands behind his back as he stared into the camera. It was taken by Danny Clinch, a photographer who has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Johnny Cash. TIME recently caught up with Clinch who reflected on that meeting with Tupac and the incredible response to his work.
Tupac‘s handwritten lyrics of “Catchin Feelings” from 2002’s Better Dayz album are reportedly on sale for $38,500. According to TMZ, memorabilia company Moments in Time is selling the authentic lyric sheet that was obtained by an ex-employee at a studio where Tupac recorded the song. The employee has held on to the piece of memorabilia since 1996.
Now that shooting on the long-awaited Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me in Las Vegas has officially wrapped, we must now endure an impatient waiting game until its release later this year. Despite a troubled historyof false starts, the first (admittedly brief) look at Eyez footage shows that Demetrius Shipp Jr. may very well nail one of the most coveted roles in any biopic ever made:
Danny Boy who was formerly signed to Death Row Records spoke to ITS AGTV and confirms during the west coast / east coast fued that rap mogul Diddy put a $75k award out for anybody who can get him a Death Row chain, Which is what lead to the fight between Tupac Shakur and south side crips member Orlando Anderson in Las Vegas at the MGM hotel in 1996. Hours later Tupac would be fatally shot.