* Tupac Shakur, autograph letter signed ("4 Eternity, Tupac A. Sh[akur]"), a love letter to high school sweetheart Cosima Knez, ca. October 25, 1988 (estimate $6,000 - 9,000).
Penned following a heated disagreement between himself and Cosima at a Talampais High School dance, the present two-page letter is Tupac’s reaction to this proto-lover’s spat and his attempt to redefine the relationship accordingly. “I don’t know how 2 say what I need to say without being mean or unsensitive,” Tupac opens earnestly.
* Eminem, manuscript lyric sheet for Green & Gold, and early collaboration with underground rap group The Anonymous [ca. 1997] (estimate: $10,000 - 15,000).
On the same day that he lost the 1997 Rap Olympics emcee battle, a young Eminem wrote and recorded these lyrics to Green and Gold in Los Angeles. From the personal collection of Mark Guglielmo aka Vesuveo, executive producer and co-writer of Green and Gold.