h, what could’ve been. The most recent discovered treasure penned by Tupac Shakur is a letter to his friend Big Lock. Unfortunately, there’s no date on the letter, but in it, Pac tells Lock that his record sold five million copies, so it’s safe to assume he means All Eyez On Me, which was released February 1996. He would be killed in September of the same year.
In the letter, he also alludes to beef with The Notorious B.I.G., saying after selling five million, “I’m tearin B.I.G. a new ass.” It’s hard to tell how seriously he was with this, as he then puts a smiley face next to the statement. The most revelatory information from the letter, though, is undoubtedly his alleged plans for a group record–indeed, a supergroup–featuring the likes of: Greg Nice, Buckshot, Smif-n-Wessun, Outlawz, Scarface, E-40, and, last but not least, OutKast.
Pac says the group album was going to be called ONE NATION. Questlove, via Okayplayer, confirmed the authenticity of the letter, adding that The Roots were also approached to be involved with the project. One can only dream of the type of music that could’ve come out of the ONE NATION studio sessions. R.I.P.