VFILES in New York will host an exclusive exhibition of Tupac's lost poems.
Tupac Shakur's baccalaureate education saw him through arts school. His early sketchbook mirrored a lyric tradition prompted by his famous mother Afeni. Pac's The Rose That Grew from Concrete was essentially, a different medium put to music and song. Like Jimi Hendrix before him, we were not privy to the next movement. Tupac's estate was inherited in its entirety by his late mother. Since her passing his recordings and poetry were passed on to Tom Whalley, a former A&R at Warner Bros. His expertise has been contested in part by a former production assistant of Tupac's and so on so forth.
Never the less the estate keeps churning out unpublished material as is the case with Pass the Aux, a limited-edition capsule of Tupac's poetry available one night only. Pass the Aux, as an outfit, regularly assembles spoken word talent at the VFILES boutique in Manhattan. The organizers are putting this event together just in time for the closing entries of National Poetry Month. On display will be a curation of verses from Tupac's poems "which confronted a variety of social injustices and personal struggles." If you're in New York tomorrow evening, consider your options, hours 4-6 P.M.