2Pac wrote the poem for one lady named Simi
2Pac’s legacy lives on 25 years after his tragic demise. A museum experience is opening on January 21 next year in Los Angeles that’ll explore the late rapper’s life. But, before then, one fan will be privileged to own a piece of a handwritten poem that Pac wrote in August 1995 that inspired his album title track, “All Eyez on Me.”
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As HipHopDx reports, Moments in Time auction house listed the piece on Wednesday (December 29) for $95,000. Part of the poem that Shakur wrote for a lady named Simi reads, “Will she see my true colors. will she know my heart is pure. will it be here love that heals my heart. can she be the cure. will she be too scared 2 take a chance. will my affection be ignored. Or does she want me, like I want her? That’s all I was looking 4!” The poem is signed, “4 Simi, from the heart of 2Pac.”
2Pac released All Eyez on Me album in February 1996, seven months before he was fatally shot. In the first week of release, the album shot up to the No. 1 spots on Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts after it sold 566,000 copies.
It featured guest contributions from The Outlawz, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, E-40, Redman, Method Man, Nate Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, K-Ci & JoJo, and Roger Troutman, and others. The album received a diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2014.