A handwritten letter that appears to be on of Tupac’s personal documents has been found.
In the note to his friend Big Lock. Pac tells Lock that his record sold five million copies, so it’s safe to assume he meant All Eyez On Me, which was released February 1996.
In the letter, he also alludes to beef with The Notorious B.I.G., saying after selling five million, “I’m tearin B.I.G. a new ass.” with a smiley face next to the statement.
The most interesting information from the letter was Pac’s alleged plans for a super-group to record a project –featuring the Greg Nice, Buckshot, Smif-n-Wessun, Outlawz, Scarface, E-40, and, last but not least, OutKast.
Pac says the group album was going to be called One Nation. Questlove, via Okayplayer, confirmed the authenticity of the letter, adding that The Roots were also approached to be involved with the project.
Can you imagine what could’ve come out of the One Nation studio sessions?
The album-that-never-was would have been a landmark achievement: a bridging of the East-West-South divides of 90s hip-hop and proof that artistic respect can trump beef when cool and conscious minds prevail.