Whether you’re a fan of a company releasing the music of a late artist posthumously or not, the practice is inevitable in an industry and economy such as today’s. According to Billboard, 2Pac‘s mother Afeni Shakur has brought in JAM Inc. — a company that has worked on other posthumous releases by The Doors, Otis Redding, and more — and given them access to her entire collection. The 20th anniversary of Pac’s death will occur September of next year, the company’s president Jeff Jampol plans to work on a few things. He shares that there are “almost an embarrassment of riches” such as “unreleased music, released music, remixes, original demos, writings, scripts, plans, video treatments, [and] poems.” Tom Whalley, the man who was responsible for signing 2Pac to Interscope in 1991, and is also in partnership with Jampol, adds: “Some of [the material] is in bits and pieces, some of it is complete; some of it is good, some of it needs work. But I think the work that is left can be completed, and is worth his fans hearing.” What are your thoughts?
Join Our Discussions on Discord
The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.