It’s hard to believe Tupac Shakur He would have been 50 now if he were still alive. In commemoration of the late rapper’s birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media to share the unseen poem he wrote while imprisoned on Rikers Island.
“Tupac Amaru Shakur would have been at 50 midnight tonight! As we prepare to celebrate his legacy… let us remember him for what we love most his way of words, ”Pinkett Smith wrote in Instagram. “Here are some you may never have heard of. You’re lucky to not be 50 in the middle of the night ‘Day Pac! I complied. Ps I plan to post tomorrow cause the video says today is Pac’s bday. But I decided to start early. ”
The post is accompanied by a video also filmed by Pinkett Smith, in which she explains when and how she got the poem, shows what it will look like, and then reads the text in its entirety. “Pac wrote me a lot of letters and a lot of poems,” he explains in the clip. “I don’t think one of these has been published yet. I don’t think he would have thought I shared it with you. ”
The poem was titled “Lost Soul” and was written by Tupac’s hand in blue ballpoint pen on a line of notebook paper. “Surely no gold can last / We shall all one day see death / When the purest hearts are torn / Lost souls are left,” it reads. As Pinkett Smith said, Tupac will continue to release a song called “Lost Souls” a few years ago with Outlawz, and there’s a good chance it could be a first draft of races for the track. Regardless, it’s pretty wild to see an artifact like this suddenly come from one of the greatest rapper at all times. Read the poem in full below.
Earlier this year, 2Pac’s All Eyez Me and his follow up The Don Killuminati (The 7 Day Theory) Obtained also released the cassette for the very first time in decades that they were originally released. In addition, the long -awaited crime drama City of Lies about the LAPD’s attempt to figure out who was responsible for the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls also hit VOD – but, word isn’t that very good.