Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Making Money Off The Goat

Good Morning, What's Up, and How You Doing people, my name is Raul aka The Renegade with another Hip-Hop topic. As many of you know today marks the 20th anniversary since the death of Tupac. Most of us are remembering Pac for his dope music by playing his old tracks, watching the movies he been apart of and just taking a moment to appreciate him as he was. On the otherhand, some people feel the need to make a quick buck of the man with selling his songs that has never been released. Now, artist do things like this all the time when they take a old verse from a legend that is now passed and put them on a song to make a great hit and get some cash in between. Most of the it is by permission from the estate of the rapper as well as his family and friends. This time its not the case.

According to allhiphop.com Tupac Shakur’s estate reportedly plans to block the sale of his handwritten lyrics to song Catchin’ Feelins. The handwritten lyric sheet for Catchin’ Feelins, appeared on 2002 posthumous album Better Dayz. The framed A4-sized lined piece of paper features Tupac’s untidy scrawled lyrics in blue ink complete with scribbles and corrections. Gary Zimet from Moments in Time told TMZ.com he received the lyrics from somebody who used to work at the studio where Tupac recorded the track in 1996. However, managers of the Tupac Shakur estate claims that while managers and employees sold off tons of his personal property, it is the rightful owner of all his lyrics and written creations, none of which the rapper ever sold. The estate said it is “aggressively pursuing” those who purposely try to exploit his memory. Zimit 
thinks the estate has no claim, and says it’s full steam ahead for the sale. The lyrics are scheduled to be sold for at least $38,500. Now I'm all for hearing real music from the OG's, but taking his lyrics, the only thing that the rapper had as his own property and try to market off it is not cool to me. Especially since a biopic about him is about to drop soon and his mom just passed recently,  so really to have nobody to step in to say if its okay or not to back up the estate is kind of disrespecting the legend more so than honoring him. Make money of movies and documentaries about him not his passion. What do you guys think?

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