2Pac's unreleased poem 'Lost Soulz' was shared by Jada Pinkett Smith to celebrate his 50th birthday, which she believes was wrote at Rikers Island.
March 2, 2021 2Pac wrote, Some say nothing gold can last forever / And 2 believe this need no proof / I have witnessed all that was pure in me / And be changed by the evil men can do / The innocence possessed by children / Once lived inside my soul / But surviving years with criminal peers / Has turned my warm heart to cold / I used 2 dream and fantasize / But now Im scared 2 sleep / Petrified, not to live or die / But to awaken and still be me. He continues, It is true that nothing gold can last / We will all one day see death / When the purest hearts are torn apart / LOST SOULS are all thats left / Down on my knees I beg of God / To save me from this fate / Let me live to see what was gold in me / Before it is all too late. A post shared by Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapinkettsmith) Close friends with 2Pac after meeting in high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Jada Pinkett Smith was deeply effected by his death after being killed in a drive-by shooting on September 13, 1996. During an episode of her Red Table Talk show in 2018, she opened up about 2Pac no longer being around. Ive had a lot of loss, she said. So many of my close friends gone. They didnt make it to 30. They didnt make it past 25. A lot of people talk about my relationship with Pac and figure that out. That was a huge loss I my life. She added, Because he was one of those people I expected to be here. My upset is more anger because I feel like he left me. And I know thats not true and its a very selfish way to think about it I really did believe hed be here for the long run. And when I think about it I still get really mad.