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Jampol Artist Management, Inc. to Represent Estate of Hip-Hop Icon Tupac Shakur
February 23, 2013

Jampol Artist Management, Inc. (JAM) is pleased to announce that it has completed an agreement to manage the Estate of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, overseeing Tupac's music, film, name and likeness, apparel, licensing and other ventures in all media, worldwide.

"Tupac was a legend in life and will be an icon forever"
Loma Vista Recordings Founder & Chairman Tom Whalley, who discovered and signed Tupac to his first record deal, will be working alongside JAM Inc. on all music projects. Given his long relationship with Tupac and Afeni Shakur – Tupac's mother, the head of his estate and founder of The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation – Tom is uniquely qualified to help preserve the artistic legacy and musical vision of Tupac.

"Tupac was a legend in life and will be an icon forever," says JAM CEO Jeff Jampol, who also represents The Doors and the estates of Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Otis Redding, Rick James, Peter Tosh, Henry Mancini and other artists, and consults the Estate of Michael Jackson. "It's our responsibility – and our privilege – to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac's music, his ideas and his storytelling."

"I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac's entire body of work is made available for his fans," says Afeni Shakur. "My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty. Tom [Whalley] and I are very pleased to have Jeff Jampol as the manager of Tupac's estate. I know that Jeff and his staff have a deep respect for my son's work – and will find innovative ways to continue to keep his music, his message, and his legacy alive."

From Tupac's unapologetic debut on the world stage with 1991's 2Pacalypse Now until his murder in 1996, he dominated the pop-cultural landscape, bringing a host of characters into his narratives, and defying the stereotypes and assumptions of adversaries and admirers alike.

His numerous #1 singles, including "Dear Mama" – one of only three hip-hop songs ever selected by The Library of Congress for induction into its National Recording Registry – "Keep Ya Head Up," "I Get Around" and "Changes," spiked at multiple radio formats; his albums flew off shelves; and his performances brought rap fans and rock kids together. And while dominating the music scene, he showed still more facets of his soulful creativity with a string of powerful film performances in such features as Juice, Poetic Justice, Above the Rim and Gridlock'd.

Tupac's influence has only grown since his untimely departure. Multiple posthumous releases have achieved #1 status, and he has sold close to 100 million records worldwide; his 1998 Greatest Hits collection received a Diamond certification (signifying more than 10 million sold) in 2011.

His life, art and impact have been discussed by academics, taught in schools around the world, and were the basis for a 2003 Harvard University symposium. The Atlanta University Center at the Robert W. Woodruff Library recently held the first Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference on Hip Hop, Education And Expanding the Archival Imagination. In 2012 Tupac even returned to the concert stage-in hologram form-to electrify audiences at the Coachella Music Festival.


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