Afeni Shakur Seeks Injunction Against Sale of Tupac Songs by Death Row Records
On Friday (July 20), attorneys for Afeni Shakur asked a federal bankruptcy court for an injunction against the sale of unreleased Tupac material by Death Row Records. According to the Associated Press, ‘Pac’s estate is claiming that the once mighty, but now bankrupt record label failed to turn over the recordings in 1997 as part of an agreement between the parties. But according to Donald N. David, an attorney representing the estate, as the bankruptcy case proceeded, “it was revealed that an album's worth of unreleased Tupac material was being advertised to potential buyers as the jewel in the crown of the Death Row assets.” When the inclusion of the songs was discovered, Afeni and her company, Amur Entertainment, requested the injunction to prevent the sale. The court will consider the request over the next month as it decides whether to allow Death Row to release an album in order to pay off its outstanding debt. Former Death Row head Suge Knight filed for bankruptcy in 2006 and in June he placed his 6.2 million dollar mansion in Malibu up for sale.