Tupac Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum

The installation will showcase the rapper's handwritten notes, poems and lyrics

A Tupac Shakur exhibit will open at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in February. Credit: Columbia Pictures/ZUMA

Tupac Shakur's clothing, lyrics and other personal effects will be on display at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum beginning next month as part of a special exhibit, "All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur." It will cover the rapper's entire career, from his stint in Digital Underground in the early Nineties through his solo career, according to Los Angeles Times.

Highlights include handwritten notes, lyrics and poems, footage of interviews and performances, the rapper's tape box and studio notes from the recording session he held after being released from prison and some of his clothing, including the Versace suit he wore to the 1996 Grammys. The exhibit will run from February 2nd to April 22nd.

The late hip-hop artist's estate, which is overseen by his mother, Afeni Shakur, supplied items. "Tupac's writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life," she said in a statement. "His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations."

Later this year, a biopic about the rapper's life will commence production, according to producer Randall Emmett. Although he was vague on plot details, he said that the East Coast–West Coast rivalry that played a part in Tupac's death would be a part of the story, though not its crux. Filmmaker John Singleton, who directed Shakur in Poetic Justice in 1993, will helm the project. Afeni Shakur, who also licensed the rapper's music to be used in the film, is serving as one of the film's executive producers. The project has yet to announce its cast.