The woman selling it wasn't a huge fan of his later work.
Tupac is regarded as a poet, and a new letter reportedly unearthed from his high school years proves he's had a gift from a young age. The note, which is being sold by a memorabilia dealer called Moments In Time for a whopping $35,000, finds a young Tupac Shakur addressing a crush he calls Beethoven, reportedly due to her impressive piano skills.
"As u will soon find out, I do not spare words, I say what I feel. So if something I say scares u please don't panic because I tend 2 get over emotional." he writes, "It's almost like I've known you [for] years."
The woman selling the letter says she met Pac in her drama class, suggesting the rapper 's acting was "REALLY good" and that the two bonded over being outsiders. Unfortunately, she was not a fan of the artist he later became.
“I never really cared for the music he recorded – it was nothing like those freestyles I remember in front of our school. I knew the kid who made me understand Shakespeare and who didn’t care that he dressed different or wore his hair different. I knew the kid who loved Prince, and candles and had a broken heart. And the kid who drew birds flying upside down on the nets that he passed in school.”
You can read the full story behind the piece (and purchase the letter) over at Moments In Time. view the letter in the gallery above.