The false rumors began surfacing on social media Saturday (March 28) that Jay Z had purchased Shakur’s unreleased work from Entertainment One. Some reportsalso noted that a new album from the late rapper — titled And Now I Rise – would be released in 2016, with features by Snoop Dogg, Drake, Nas, The-Dream, DMX, Beyonce and Jay Z.
A representative for Roc Nation denies that any such acquisition has taken place.
As previously reported, however, there is new music and more on the way from Shakur, according to JAM Inc.’s Jeff Jampol, who oversees the late rapper’s estate.
As the 20th anniversary of the Shakur’s September 1996 death approaches, elements in the works include new apparel rolling out later in 2015, collections like a recent Grammy Museum exhibit showcasing his writing, and a biography by a “very serious writer” whose deal is being finalized, Jampol recently told Billboard.
Top of the list is the rapper’s creative work — “Almost an embarrassment of riches,” Jampol says, listing “unreleased music, released music, remixes, original demos, writings, scripts, plans, video treatments, poems.”
“Some of [the material] is in bits and pieces, some of it is complete; some of it is good, some of it needs work,” says Loma Vista Records head Tom Whalley, who signed Shakur to Interscope in 1991 and has explored much of the archive. “But I think the work that is left can be completed, and is worth his fans hearing.”
The death of a 19-year-old Hampton University, Virginia, student inside of the school’s Harvey Library has prompted a police investigation.
The student, Cullen Haviland, was from Temecula, California, reports WTKR.
There is no foul play expected at this time.
“We do not suspect foul play at this point,” Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult said. “However, it is early in the investigation and any information is subject to change.”
Haviland was pronounced dead in the library, reports Daily Press.
The university released the following statement:
The Hampton University community is extremely saddened by the death of one of our students, Cullen Haviland. We extend our deepest sympathy to Cullen’s family and friends for their profound loss. He was pronounced dead in the Hampton University Library. There is no foul play suspected at this time. The incident is being investigated by Hampton City Police and the Hampton University Police.
Cullen, 19, a second-year student who was classified as a senior because of his outstanding academic performance and credits earned through advanced placement, was a physics major from Temecula CA. At Hampton University, he was involved with organizations such as the National Society of Black Physicists and the Society of Physics Students, performing outreach to increase youth interest in the sciences.
Counselors are available for grief counseling at the Counseling Center located in Armstrong Slater Building or by calling 757-727-5617.
The university has closed the Harvey Library until further notice.
Haviland’s body has been taken to the local medical examiner for an autopsy.
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