Legends are like perpetual treasures, as the masses recently found out with the release of rare footage of Tupac Shakur.
The Footage of Shakur
Kaiso Aaron Allen, a former bodyguard for Tupac Shakur, provided the world with a rare treasure last week. He dug out a rare clip of the artist from his archives and posted it on social media. According to Allen, the footage was taken before Pac became the phenom the world knew. It provides fans with the rare opportunity to see him in the earlier days as an up-and-comer before the fame when he parlayed with Digital Underground. This footage served to underscore what many may or may not know about Pac’s start in the industry. A source goes on record,
Of course, 2Pac got his start as a roadie and background dancer for the Shock G-fronted Hip Hop group in the 1980s.
The Nature of the Shakur Footage: Invaluable
Allen had the privilege of not only working for Shakur but also legendary rapper Chuck D. What makes this share particularly special is the photo is being shared for free. Other depictions and memorabilia have come with a price tag. A source notes the original cover art from the album “Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory” was recently auctioned with a special NFT. According to another source, a hard drive owned by another of Tupac’s bodyguards was also recently auctioned. The worth of the hard drive carried a value up to $1.2 million.
Shakur and Infinite Treasure: Status Legendary
The life of an artist is multifaceted but fans rarely see the person in totality. Somehow it never ceases to amaze the masses how there is still so much to uncover years later. This year marks 26 years since Pac’s passing in 1996. Yet, his star shines as bright as it did over two decades ago. One thing has become evident: the flame burns even brighter with the revelation of each piece held by those he encountered. That is the thing about legends; their talents and spirit are never extinguished.
Written by Renae Richardson