One can only imagine what it’s like to have a heart to heart conversation with the legendary Chuck D, let alone receive some encouraging words during hard times. That said, the Public Enemy frontman unveiled a letter that the late, great Tupac Shakur wrote to him during his 1995 stint in prison.
Captioned, “Letter from PAC but you should’ve seen mine,” the then Death Row rapper’s words were in correspondence to a letter Chuck D wrote previously. Shakur’s words were laden with admiration for the Hip-Hop pioneer. But there’s also an interesting tidbits about an album titled Euthanasia that clearly never surfaced. It was the West Coast MC’s hope that Chuck D would appear on a record called “Da Struggle Continuez,” a version which would later surface.
Shakur also mentioned a program that he wanted Chuck D, a noted activist in the Black community, to join. Earlier this month, audio from a phone call Shakur made to reformed gang member Sanyika Shakur, aka Kody “Monster” Scott, while imprisoned contained details of what said program would entail.
Hit the jump to see what Tupac Shakur asked of Chuck D and more.