Back2Pac: record label deny ‘cashing in’
Music News: Amy Winehouse’s record label Universal denied they were cashing in on her death today with the announcement of the first in a never-ending series of posthumous albums.
It’s the ninth posthumous album for rapper Tupac Shakur, who’s representatives today spoke of a ‘rich vein of collaboraton’ between the two dead stars, including duets, remixes and some things with Elton John.
“Just because one artist tragically dies, that does not, in itself, warrant the release of hitherto unheard-of material,” said record company spokesperson Jeremy De La Boltine.
“And just because two artists tragically die, neither does that, in and of itself, warrant an album.”
“But when you can make it sound like they knew each other and worked in the same room, plus you’re going to make more money than the GDP of Greece and Italy combined then that, my friend, doesn’t warrant one album, it warrants several.”
“I cannot possibly comment on a forthcoming three-way collaboration between Tupac, Amy and John Lennon at this time.”