Seventeen years after his death, Tupac‘s music continues to live on. His mother Afeni Shakur has pledged to release his entire body of work.
“I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans,” Afeni Shakur said in a statement issued to Billboard. “My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty.”
During his life, Tupac released four solo albums. Seven albums have been released since he was murdered in 1996. His last album was completed before his death, but was released two months after.
Tupac’s estate is now being controlled by Jampol Artist Management, a company which also holds the estates of the Doors, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and reggae legend Peter Tosh. According to Billboard, Jampol will oversee licensing, apparel and other ventures in all media, worldwide, as it relates to Shakur’s music, film, name and likeness.
Afeni Shakur said that she would work closely with Jampol in order to find innovative ways to continue to keep the music, message and legacy of Tupac Shakur alive.
“It’s our responsibility — and our privilege — to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac’s music, his ideas and his storytelling,” Jeffrey Jampol said in a statement.