Jada Pinkett-Smith Shares Lyrics For Song Tupac Wrote For Her During Prison Stint

In honor of what would be Tupac’s 50th birthday, Jada Pinkett-Smith shared a previously-unseen gift.

Wednesday, June 16th will mark what would be the 50th birthday of Tupac Shakur. In honor of the date, his childhood friend Jada Pinkett-Smith shared an early gift to his fans–a previously-unseen song lyrics that Pac shared with her during his stint at Rikers Island in 1995.

“I went down memory lane, over the years Pac wrote me many letters and many poems,” she wrote, while showing her followers the handwritten letter of a song titled “Lost Soulz.” ” This one has never been published…I don’t think he would’ve minded that I share this with you guys.”

Jada pointed out that Tupac did have another song titled “Lost Souls” with the Outlawz on the Gang Related soundtrack, but she believes the letter contains the track’s original concept. Take a look at the lyrics in the video below.


“As we prepare to celebrate his legacy,” Pinkett wrote, “let’s remember him for that which we loved most…his way with words. Here are a few [you] may have never heard before. Happy “you goin’ to be 50 at midnight” Birthday Pac! I got next.”

Pinkett-Smith and Tupac met at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where they became close friends as they eventually entered the entertainment business.

In honor of Tupac’s legacy, Sirius XM is dedicating an entire channel offering a “comprehensive journey through the genius of [his] full musical career” for the month of June. Tune in for a limited time on Sirius XM channel 104.

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a writer who covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

Published by
Torry Threadcraft

Recent Posts

‘Swarm’ Co-Creator Janine Nabers Thinks Beyoncé Has Seen the Show

Swarm co-creator Janine Nabers told Vulture that Beyoncé has possibly watched the show, which was… Read More

March 22, 2023

Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington & More Set For Newport Jazz Festival

The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival lineup has been announced, with performers including Herbie Hancock, Thundercat,… Read More

March 22, 2023

Chris Rock Explains Why Arresting Donald Trump Would Be Like “Arresting Tupac”

During Adam Sandler's acceptance of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Chris Rock rifted… Read More

March 22, 2023

Sly Stone Announces Memoir Via Questlove’s New Publishing Imprint

Music legend Sly Stone has announced a new memoir co-authored by Ben Greenman, titled Thank… Read More

March 22, 2023

Seven of the Best Black-Owned Cocktail Bars in NYC

One of NYC’s first Black-owned cocktail bars opened in the 1840s. Now, a handful exist,… Read More

March 22, 2023

LaKeith Smith Gets Resentence After Being Convicted For Police Killing His Friend

LaKeith Smith, an Alabama man who was 15 when a police officer shot and killed… Read More

March 22, 2023