“Over the last nine years, one of the many things that I have come to learn about my son Tupac is that he touched a great number of people. Each and every one of these people had a very unique relationship with him, whether it was through his music, poetry, acting, political beliefs, personal obstacles he had to overcome, or a personal relationship he actually had with them. With each relationship came a story, unique to what he shared with them. Each of these people has a right to tell their story.
I believe that we can learn from one another. Sharing our experiences can create an opening for new possibilities, new understandings, and enlightening us…and this is something we all need!
The photos and text in Thru My Eyes are a perfect example of this. Gobi had his own special experience with my son and, in sharing his perception, offers a personal view of Tupac that warrants exposure. This book is Gobi’s way of honoring my son and sharing his experience with Tupac.”
- Afeni Shakur
“The photos of Tupac in this collection chronicle his last days, from late 1995 to his death, in September 1996. I became a trusted business partner and friend of Tupac Amaru Shakur during the last eight months of his life. He, Tracy Robinson, and I had started a film company called 24/7. I suggested the name because working with Tupac was a 24/7 proposition. Tupac’s intention was to create a minority-owned production company and shape it into a force to be reckoned with in the film industry. One week prior to Tupac’s death, 24/7 had a potential three-picture deal. I had the pleasure of producing and directing many of Tupac’s music videos. I witnessed a young, successful African American man live and die before he received a chance to realize his full potential.”
Thru My Eyes – Copyright © 2005 by Ghobad Rahiminedjad