A hard drive featuring exclusive Tupac Shakur items is up for sale. According to TMZ, the computer drive, which was previously owned by Pac’s former bodyguard Frank Alexandar, is being sold by GottaHaveRockandRoll.com. The starting price is listed as $10,000, but it can possibly sell for more than $600,000. Per the outlet, the auction will be mutually beneficial for the lucky fan and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. The lucky winner will gain access to unreleased music, depositions, and never-before-seen photos of Pac, while the foundation will receive 10 percent of total earnings.
While competitive sales of celebrity items are not rare, the desires for exclusive Tupac items are arguably higher considering his storied career and untimely demise. Last month, a lucky bidder spent more than $22,390 for the rapper’s notebook, which contained five of his handwritten notes. Love letters penned by Pac were also sold to a fan who purchased the collection for $75,600 last year.
The BMW Tupac was fatally shot in was repaired and has since been put on display at the Celebrity Cars Las Vegas showroom, where it’s being sold for a whopping $1.7 million. Most recently, a collection of rare Tupac photos taken by hip-hop journalist and photographer Lawrence “Loupy D” Dotson at the 2Pacalypse Now album release party was being auctioned on the NFT platform OpenSea.
“[W]hen you look at these photos you can see it in his eyes: the determination, the passion, the swagger, the shine,” Dotson told Rolling Stone. “These photos show a side of the man not many people got to see. This ‘Pac wasn’t covered in jewels and Versace; this ‘Pac was humble and hungry. He knew what he going for on stage that night, and that was to become the legend that he is.”