Tupac Wasn’t Signing With Quincy Jones Says Deathrow Singer

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The last year of Tupac Shakur’s life was very hectic and rumors flew that he was leaving Deathrow Records.

The alternatives at the time included a rumor that Tupac Shakur was going to start having his music produced by the legendary Quincy Jones. At the time, 2pac was dating his daughter Kidada Jones and it was known that she was worried about the safety of the hip hop artist.

Singer Keyshia Cole told a story in an interview in the summer of 2020 that Tupac allegedly told her that he was indeed heading over to work with Quincy Jones.

“I actually did know [Tupac.] He wanted to sign me to Quincy [Jones] when he was with Kidada, Quincy’s daughter, and he was gonna leave Death Row and go to sign with Quincy. He wanted me to go over there because he said that Death Row was not the place for kids,” except in a recent interview, Deathrow former artist, Danny Boy says Tupac would have never told a teenage Keyshia Cole that sort of information. “He ain’t told her sh*t,” he says.

The former Tupac collaborator said, “Everybody was close to Pac when he died. Everybody. That’s all you hear. That’s what people do. But Keyshia went up—Pac went up to her. How old was she? Twelve, 13-year-old? He let her hear some sh*t that could have really got him hurt? He wasn’t just gon’ walk and say anything about anybody, especially, ‘I’m finna leave Suge’ in front of a 13-year-old.”

Danny Boy says Quincy Jones lack of experience in the genre of hip hop would be something that Tupac would not entertain as an alternative to being with a hip hop oriented label such as Deathrow Records. Danny Boy did reinforce the idea that Tupac had plans to eventually marry Kidada Jones.

Check out the clip of Danny Boy’s interview below.