An art exhibit honoring Tupac Shakur will open in Los Angeles in January. The exhibit titled “Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free” includes handwritten lyrics of some of the late rapper’s hit songs, including “California Love” and “Dear Mama,” the Shakur Estate announced Tuesday.
“There are thousands of pieces of paper, handwritten pieces of paper – which is everything from his lyrics to all of the songs and poetry that you know down to a grocery list for a birthday party,” Arron Saxe, president of Kinfolk Management + Media, who is working with Shakur’s estate, said in a statement.
The estate noted on Twitter the exhibit will provide “a museum experience that will provide a deeper understanding of this legendary artist who used his creative platform to speak for the voiceless and oppressed.”
Wake Me When I'm Free | Tupac Shakur | 1.21.22 | The Canvas @ L.A. Live
A museum experience that will provide a deeper understanding of this legendary artist who used his creative platform to speak for the voiceless and oppressed. @tupacwmwif https://t.co/wIxvJoRGKx pic.twitter.com/xHYrF50p59
— 2PAC (@2PAC) November 2, 2021
The rapper’s mother Afeni Shakur will also be honored through one of the exhibit’s galleries. A former Black Panther, Afeni influenced Shakur in multiple ways. She passed away in 2016.
The exhibit opens Jan. 21, and will be held at The Canvas area of L.A. Live. The WakemewhenImfree.com website says tickets go on sale Nov. 12. They cost between $29.50 and $39.50 for adults.