Lyrics Tupac Wrote in Jail Going Up for Auction

One set could fetch nearly $80K
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2015 10:52 AM CDT
"Ambitionz" lyrics as shown by Sotheby's   (Sotheby's)
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(Newser) – While Tupac Shakur was in jail in 1995, a year before his shooting death, he hand-wrote lyrics that are now going up for auction, ITV News reports. The original penned lyrics for "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" and "Tradin' War Stories" are expected to fetch high prices (as much as $77,000 for "Ambitionz" and $18,000 for "War Stories"). Both songs were later included on All Eyez On Me, the wildly popular album recorded just after he was released; "Ambitionz" was the first track he recorded after being released, Time reports. The lyrics are part of Sotheby's Sept. 29 Rock & Pop sale.

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