Fans who have been hoping to add some 2Pac memorabilia to their collection could have the iconic rapper’s prison Bible – if they’re willing to pay a cool $54,000. The Bible that the rapper– real name Tupac Amaru Shakur – used during his stay at Dannemora’s Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995 is being auctioned off, according to reports.
The auction for Shakur’s Bible was listed on Moments In Time online auction as of Saturday. On the listing, the retailer said that the Life Recovery version of the scripture was Shakur’s Bible while he was incarcerated on rape charges and features Shakur’s signature and Department of Corrections number, 95A1140, in red marker on the inside cover.
After being found guilty on sexual assault charges, 2Pac served nine months in prison starting on Feb. 15, 1995. His third studio album, “Me Against the World” was released one month after the rapper started his sentence and went on to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 while he was still incarcerated. The album earned Shakur a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
“All Eyez On Me,” Shakur’s biopic titled after his Grammy-winning fourth studio album of the same name is set to hit theaters sometime in 2017, which has led to a ton of hype over the actor’s collectibles. Back in September, TMZ reported that the original lyric sheet to Shakur’s “Catchin’ Feelings” from his 2002 “Better Dayz” album was being sold for $38,500 by the same retailer currently selling Shakur’s prison Bible. The lyrics, which were hand written by Shakur on notebook paper, were written and recorded back in 1996.
Moments In Time owner Gary Zimet told TMZ that he received the lyrics from an ex-employee of the studio where the rapper recorded the song. Moments in Time has since been threatened by Shakur’s estate owners to discontinue the sale.