Tupac Shakur’s Estate Finally Awarded His Unreleased Music Following Settlement With Entertainment One
The estate of late rap icon Tupac Shakur has scored another legal victory.
Lawyers representing the estate of the legendary rapper have been haggling in court with Entertainment One over ownership rights to a bunch of 'Pac's unreleased recordings. According to TMZ, a judge recently sided with the rapper's team. In the settlement, the estate will win back a number unheard tracks and a reported six-figure pay out.
'Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur, initially sued eOne back in 2013, claiming the record company failed to pay out royalties for her son's music. At the time, she claimed she was owed seven figures. After her passing in 2016, the suit was carried on by legal representatives of the estate. The value of the unreleased records is said to be very substantial. It is unclear when the songs will be made available to the public.
The rapper's estate has been very active since his death, and has had to deal with numerous lawsuits. Last June, the late rapper was sued for unpaid royalties by Natasha Walker, who claims she was not properly compensated for her part on the 1996 track "Bury Me a G," the lead song off the album Thug Life: Vol. 1. Earlier this year, the estate launched a signature poetry clothing line called the Tupac Poetry Collection.
As for the rapper's murder case, it remains open after 22 years, with more angles being looked into following the confession of the alleged gunman's uncle.
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