September 17 [14:00 EDT] — One year after the death of Tupac Shakur, there are still a number of projects in the works from the slain rapper.
„The New York Post“ reports that several parties are vying for position to release a large number of unreleased tracks from Tupac. The film and video rights to his life story and poetry and other non-music works are also up for grabs.
So far, parties that have shown interest reportedly include Mercury Records, who may put out an album of the rapper’s early recordings, and Interscope Records (Shakur’s original label) who reportedly want to release at least two album’s worth of songs that he recorded just before his death.
Quincy Jones and „Malcolm X“ producer Marvin Worth are reportedly looking to bring a feature film version of Shakur’s life to the big screen, and HBO is reportedly interested in a documentary of his life.
Meanwhile, those who want to follow the Shakur murder case can check out a recently launched website from the „Las Vegas Sun“ that chronicles the rapper’s death and the police investigation that has followed. The site features a year’s worth of Tupac-related news stories from the Associated Press as well as the „Sun’s“ own coverage of the fatal shooting which occurred in Las Vegas.
Users can also access photos of the rapper, details from Shakur’s death certificate, reaction to his death from fans and colleagues, and timelines of both his recording career and the night he was murdered.
MTV News also examined the year that has passed since Tupac’s death (and the legacy he left behind) in last week’s edition of „The Week In Rock,“ which can be accessed right here at MTV News Online.
During that „Week In Rock“ broadcast, Kurt Loder incorrectly stated that Shakur was named after Peru’s Tupac Amaru rebels. In fact Tupac himself, and the Peruvian group, were both named after Tupac Amaru, a Cuban insurrectionary active some 50 years ago. MTV News regrets the error.