Thu 30 Oct 2014
In a Throwback Thursday to top all Throwback Thursdays, Noisey got their hands on a bunch of previously unreleased handwritten poems by a 17-year-old Tupac Shakur. Courtesy of ‘Pac’s first manager, Leila Steinberg, the nine poems — titled “A Love Unspoken,” “Things That Make Hearts Break,” “Cupid’s Smile II,” “So I Say Goodbye,” “When I Do Kiss U,” “What I See,” “And Still I Love You,” “The Sun and the Moon” and “Untitled” — were written over a three-year period during the rapper’s adolescence. But more importantly, they provide an early glimpse at the artist that would become one of the most inspiring writers of his generation. R.I.P. 2Pac.
Read the poems below…