Tupac’s estate celebrates ‘Greatest Hits’ anniversary with new merch
20 years on from the release of Greatest Hits, the estate of Tupac Shakur have announced the release of a brand new merch collection.
Last week, Tupac Shakur’s estate began to tease the release of something on November 24th. Consisting of little more than the words ‘1998’, and ‘Saturday 11/24’, it sent diehard supporters of the late icon into a frenzy.
While many fans began to believe it may have been a new posthumous record, others noted this date coincided with the 20th anniversary of Greatest Hits, and may be something of a special celebration.
Taking to Instagram earlier today, Tupac’s estate has confirmed that they are indeed celebrating the 20th anniversary of greatest hits, announcing a limited edition merch collection.
Consisting of graphic hoodies, T-shirts, baseball caps, and a vinyl reissue of Greatest Hits, the new collection has been made available via the official Tupac online store.
Of course, dedicated fans are still hanging out for news of a brand new posthumous compilation.
As reported on The industry Observer last month, Shakur’s estate recently emerged victorious in a five-year legal battle that centred around the ownership of unreleased songs by the late artist.
Back in 2013, Tupac’s mother – Afeni Shakur – originally filed the lawsuit against Entertainment One, who she claimed had failed to pay royalties on the 2007 compilation album Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988–1991.
While Afeni claimed that Tupac’s estate was owed $1.1 million, it was noted that Entertainment One had purchased the rights to Tupac’s music from Death Row Records after the latter label went bankrupt back in 2006.
As a result, Entertainment One were also in possession of a cache of unreleased master recordings made by Tupac, something that his mother wanted returned to his estate.
Five years on from the lawsuit’s initial filing, Entertainment One were ordered to pay a six-figure amount to Shakur’s estate, and relinquish control of the unreleased master recordings.
Though we haven’t seen a new compilation announced this weekend, Tupac’s estate does have a whole lot of unreleased material in their possession, so who knows what the future holds?