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Tupac's Mom Says She'll Release Late Rapper's 'Entire Body Of Work'

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Afeni Shakur, Tupac's mother, says she'll do everything she can to make sure all of the late rapper's unreleased music sees the light of day.

"I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans," Shakur said in a statement reported in Billboard. "My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty."

Tupac's estate is now under Jampol Artist Management. Afeni Shakur is the head of the estate.

Since his murder in 1996, a string of Tupac albums have made their away to the airwaves. Three of the seven albums released since his death (which remains an unsolved crime) reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, and all have cracked the Top 10. Tupac's last album, "Pac's Life," was released in 2006 and peaked at No. 9 on U.S. charts.

It's said that Tupac left behind a massive body of finished and unfinished songs, so it's not surprising that Afeni has found more to put out. (Dave Chappelle famously parodied posthumous Tupac releases and rumors the rapper faked his death in a sketch featuring a fictional track titled "I Wrote This Song a Long Time Ago.")

The rapper continues to have an impressive impact on culture. Quentin Tarantino used a remix of James Brown's "The Payback" that features a verse from Tupac on the soundtrack for his Oscar-nominated movie "Django Unchained."

Last year also brought big news for Tupac fans, as a hologram of the rapper "performed" at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The digital rendition of the rapper (who graced the stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre) set Twitter ablaze (see below) and continues to spawn rumors of other famous holograms (talks of a Left Eye hologram are in high gear as TLC's T-Boz and Chilli prep a new tour). Afeni was reportedly "positively thrilled" by the appearance of her late son at the festival, which she watched on a live-stream.

It wasn't all good news, however: The company behind the hologram has since filed for bankruptcy.

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