A bounty of Tupac Shakur-related material is set for release in the next few months - seven years after the rapper's death.

DEATH ROW PRESENTS 2PAC NU-MISS KLAZZICS, in which 10 of Shakur's previous recordings are remixed by THA ROW HITTERS, will be released by rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT's label on 7 October (03).

The remixes have the blessing of Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur, who has overseen releases of his music since he was shot to death in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996.

One of her lawyers says the deck spinners were "respectful and mindful" in assembling the remixes.

Also due in October is the soundtrack for TUPAC: RESURRECTION, a documentary film which will hit American cinema screens on 14 November (03). The album will include two or three previously unreleased tracks and there will also be a companion book, due to be published in mid-October (03).

A full album of unreleased Shakur material is also slated for a December 2004 release.

ROCKY star Sylvester Stallone is currently creating a movie called THUG'Z LIFE, about the deaths of Shakur and his rap rival CHRISTOPHER 'NOTORIOUS B.I.G.' WALLACE.

18/08/2003 09:14