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The Resurrection Will Begin: Tupac Resurrection on Shelves This Week

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It’s been seven years since one of Hip Hop’s greatest figure was ruthlessly gunned down on the Las Vegas strip. Since then, many attempts have been made to clarify the life of this complicated artist. None have come close -- that is, until now. Finally, Tupac Amaru Shakur will speak for himself.

“The past seven years have been extremely painful watching and listening while others inorrectly attempted to define who my son really was. Now, through patience, the strength of my family, and faith in God, the true story of Tupac is finally being shared with the world.”
---Afeni Shakur


Tupac: Resurrection (Atria Books Hardcover Original) sees him narrating in absorbing detail his extraordinary journey from the depths of poverty to the top of hip hop. Replete with never-before-seen photos, spanning the entirety of his brief life, as well as handwritten letters, lyrics, screenplay treatments, and poems, Tupac: Resurrection is a riveting portrait of the artist as you’ve never seen him before, as only he could see himself.

Despite his untimely death in 1996 at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur’s music continues to sell millions of copies. He is one of the Recording Industry’s of America’s best selling solo artists of all time and was recently listed by Forbes as #10 on the all time money-earning list of dead celebrities.

Published in time for the nationwide cinema release of the film of the same name from MTV Films and Amaru Entertainment, Tupac: Resurrection was created entirely from his own words, and crystallizes the enduring significance and impact of one of the entertainment industry’s most complex, haunting, and influential artists of all time.

"When I was a baby I remember one moment of calm peace, then three minutes after that it was on."

A stunningly designed, richly illustrated companion to the much-anticipated documentary film, Tupac: Resurrection brings unprecedented clarity and soulful intimacy to the life and work of Tupac Shakur.

In many ways the autobiography he never got to write, Tupac: Resurrection features the artist in his own words, examining his complicated life and the controversial decisions that plagued him while he was alive. Tupac: Resurrection captures, as never before, his boundless passion, searing honesty, and stunning intelligence, and showcases a range of never-before-seen writings, letters, screenplay ideas, lyrics, poems, photographs, and personal effects, and stands as an indelible testament to the artist's astonishing cultural legacy.

Tupac: Resurrection crystallizes the enduring significance and impact of one of the most complex, haunting, and influential artists of our time.

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