A new book titled The New T-shirt: The Life and Death of Tupac Shakur is now available.
The book details the rise and fall of Tupacs life in the early 1990s, when he was the subject of a major police investigation and his life was in danger.
It is based on interviews with his friends and family members, and includes a new video of the rapper.
The Tupac T-Shirt is one of the first to be released by a major US publisher, after the release of the Tupac biopic and the follow-up film The Blacker the Berry, which both premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
The book is the culmination of a 10-year journey that began in 2013 when Shakur and his wife and producer mother Barbara “Bubba” Combs, along with her sister, visited London and New York.
In June 2017, Shakur’s mother Barbara Combs was shot and killed in a hotel room, and the book is one in a series of books and articles that are being published by the rapper’s widow.
In his first interview since the murder, Tupac revealed that he is a “big fan” of the graphic tee shirt, and said he has “always wanted to wear one”.
The rapper also told the author that he had recently bought the t-shirt as a gift from his friend, and that the tee was inspired by his favourite artist, Eminem.
“Tupac was a huge influence on me, and I’ve always wanted to try and do something with him,” the author said.
“I thought this would be a great idea for him to do a graphic tee and have a tattoo of Tupas face.
I had seen the T-shirts he’d been wearing when he died.
It was a great reminder of the fact that I had an influence on him.”