By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Temple University just received some amazing memorabilia that Tupac owned. The school’s Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection now has some of the legendary rapper’s old jewelry such as a diamond pendant with a crown on it, hand-written lyrics to his hit single “I Ain’t Mad Atcha,” “Troublesome” along with other songs.
Temple received items from Pac from a donation from the Goldin Auctions of Runnemede in New Jersey. Goldin Auctions founder and CEO Ken Goldin decided to give the school this memorabilia because of the proximity to Jersey and because they teach a course about Tupac. It’s called Tupac Shakur and the Hip-Hop Revolution. More universities are starting to explore hip-hop courses just like the way Bun B taught one at the University of Houston.
“He’s a hip-hop icon,” said Blockson Collection curator Diane Turner “This is a significant, contemporary addition to our already impressive collection of music items, ranging from African instruments to material from John Coltrane, Grover Washington Jr. and Natalie Hinderas. We are thrilled.”
It’ll be interesting to see what other hot items that Pac owned will arise in the future. Hopefully even more schools continue to teach courses about his legacy as well. Check out photos of Tupac Shakur’s jewelry and song lyrics below, courtesy of Temple University.
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