Twenty-two years after his death, Tupac Shakur continues to make an impact on the auction circuit. Now, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theoryâ€™s original liner notes are up for sale via Gotta Have Rock and Roll. Bidding starts at $30,000.
The writing is explosive and insulting. 2Pac calls out Jacques â€śHaitian Jackâ€ť Agnant and Walter â€śKing Tutâ€ť Johnson for the Quad Recording Studios shooting of 1994. He also accuses several people, including Puff Daddy and The Notorious B.I.G., of â€śquietly conspiring my downfall.â€ť
Elsewhere, he calls Wendy Williams â€śa fat bitch,â€ť Mobb Deep â€śno record selling asses,â€ť and Dr. Dre a â€ścloset homo.â€ť He goes on to sarcastically thank other artists in a similarly disparaging way, including Nas, Lilâ€™ Kim, Faith Evans, De La Soul, and JAY-Z. He signs out as Makaveli.
Only a small portion of this version appeared on the albumâ€™s actual liner notes. â€śWAR TIME! Worldwide, Nationwide, Citywide, Real Niggaz Do Real Things,â€ť read the final version. Gotta Have says that a â€śvery close friend of Tupacâ€™sâ€ť provided this longer copy.
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory dropped as a Makaveli project in 1996, shortly after Tupac Shakurâ€™s death at the age of 25. Tupac auctions have been lucrative. In 2016, one of his letters sold for $172,000. Last year, the BMW he was shot inside went on sale for $1.5 million.