Eminem Sent An Emotional Letter And Sketch To Tupac’s Mother And His Penmanship Is The World’s Best

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A sentimental letter Eminem wrote the late Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni, has recently resurfaced after a Reddit user posted it a couple days back. The letter was accompanied by an amazing portrait Eminem drew of the late rapper. Although the letter was not dated, it appeared in the 2008 book Tupac Remembered and is on display at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts.

Eminem has publicly held Tupac in high regard and has mentioned his influence multiple times in his rhymes. In an interview with MTV, he alluded to the impact of hearing the news of Tupac’s death had on him:

“I remember just the feeling of like, ‘Holy shit!’ This is how real it got? I just remember this feeling of gloominess. A lot of the people at the job that I worked at didn’t understand Tupac or didn’t understand the music. So they were looking at us like, ‘What? What’s wrong? What’s the big deal? Get over it.’ And it’s like, ‘Nah, you don’t, you don’t understand.  This is a really fucked-up day.’ “

Marshall’s affinity for Pac is apparent in this heartfelt letter to his mother below.

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In other news, Eminem may have the best penmanship on the planet.

And he’s a fucking modern day Bob Ross…

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[h/t Rolling Stone]

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.