The subject of Tupac‘s “Dear Mama” has told Billboard that she plans to release Pac’s “entire body of work,” although no release date is given.
She mentions that there are a lot of incomplete songs left, which the Tupac Shakur Estate intends to treat like “blueprints” and complete on his behalf.
I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty.
Personally, I am all for more Tupac music, if the tracks are left as ‘Pac actually intended, a la R U Still Down, or even Still I Rise and Better Dayz, which while remixed, retained a certain vibe. But if by “using the blueprints” she means cannibalizing the tracks with totally unrelated features, odd production choices, and sped up vocals to fit the beat (rather than producing a beat to fit the vocals) like the last album, Loyal To The Game, then I say just leave it alone and let the man retain some artistic integrity instead of further watering down what is left, and in the process, his memory and the image the younger generation has of him based on these posthumous choices.
What do you guys think?