• Rare Tupac Shakur Images Become Available on OpenSea

  • Death Row Records has announced the release of a new NFT collection featuring one of the greatest rap artists of all time. Tupac Shakur is thus the star of the show once more in a series of previously unseen images from the release party for his debut album, 2pacalypse Now.

    The collection consists of 17 images in total, the result of an impromptu photoshoot in 1992 by hip-hop journalist Lawrence “Loupy D” Dotson. All photos were taken with a 35mm disposable black and white camera at the Glam Slam club in Los Angeles during the launch party.

    Despite having kept the photographs for nearly 30 years, Dotson has kept them to himself until now, showing them only to close friends and associates. Each rarely seen image comes with a framed print of the original photograph, signed by Dotson himself, and as such depicts Tupac in a previously unseen pre-fame light.

    Each photograph represents a single collectible, with an 18th “Super NFT” combining the entire set. The entire collection is currently up for auction on OpenSea and will be available until 9 p.m. PST on November 29. The hefty minimum bid of 25 ETH, on the other hand, will deter all but the most ardent collectors.

    A portion of the proceeds will go to the “100,000 Trees 4 Humanity” initiative. A non-profit organization tasked with reintroducing foliage into urban areas. As a result, organizers have pledged to plant one tree for each NFT, plus an additional 400 trees for the “super NFT.” All of these places are in Tupac’s hometown of Marin County, California.

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