Why We Love Tupac From This Previously Unheard 1995 Phone Call

The conversation was with reformed gang member Sanyika Shakur, who was known in the street as Kody “Monster” Scott, and was published to YouTube on June 3.

“This was me and Tupac’s first conversation. This was October 18th 1995,” read a message credited to Sanyika, that was posted to the Tupac Facts YouTube page. “I had just gotten out of Pelican a month before, and Pac had been out a couple of days. We did not know we were being recorded. My wife pressed record on the answering machine and unbeknown to either of us, caught some bomb ass history.”