U ever share your soul with a stranger
Only to realize he was a long lost friend?
Ever talk 2 a man like U talk with a woman
And share what you can’t with other men?
—Written exclusively 4 Angela from Tupac Shakur
In 1995, legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur was briefly incarcerated in New York City’s Rikers Island prison. During his stay, Angela Ardis acted on a bet with her friends, sent him a letter, photo, and phone number . . . and soon found herself answering a phone call from Tupac himself. Remarkably, their near-daily contact grew into a complex kinship of souls that neither could define—one that touched both in unexpected ways. Now, in letters and original poems—some available nowhere else—here is Tupac as never before. Playful, sensual, and serious, he gives insightful observations on music, prison, and life’s uncertainties—and his dreams for a future that would soon be tragically cut short. In this heartfelt, one-of-a-kind tribute, Tupac lives on through his words—giving every fan an unforgettable look into the mind and unbroken spirit of a passionate, unpredictable musical icon.
Inside A Thug’s Heart
“A primary resource for things 2Pac . . . delivers insight into Tupac’s private thoughts and evidence that even a successful rapper with “thug life” tattooed on his body had gentle and introspective feelings as well as smoldering resentment and rage.”
“Gives us a glimpse into the heart of Tupac Shakur.”
—THE RAWSISTAZ REVIEWERS