Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life songs Product Information
Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life album for sale by Tupac was released Dec 04, 2007 on the Amaru/interscope label. PART 2 of this 2Pac greatest-hits collection, which was assembled in coordination with Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur, combines some of the iconic rapper's earliest solo material ("Brenda's Got a Baby") with his best-known hits ("Keep Your Head Up") and a healthy dose of posthumously released cuts ("Ghetto Gospel," "Never Call U Bitch Again," "Still Ballin'"). LIFE also features the original solo version of "Thugz Mansion," as well as the previously unreleased track "Dopefiend's Diner," which finds Pac's flow mimicking the Suzanne Vega favorite "Tom's Diner." Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Can Am, Tarzana, CA; Circle Sound International, Miami, FL; Home Cookin' Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Paramount Recordings Studios, West Hollywood, CA; Skip Saylor, Los Angeles, CA; Stankonia, Atlanta, GA; Starlight Sound, Richmond, CA; Swiss Mix Studios, Eagle Rock, CA; The Enterprise II, Burbank, CA; The Enterprise, Burbank, CA. Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs. ...See Full Description
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Tupac - Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life Album Track Listing
|1||Definition of a Thug Nigga (from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack See All 4 Explicit |
|2||Still Ballin' See All 2 Explicit|
with 2Pac, 2pac Trick Daddy, Trick Daddy
|3||Until the End of Time See All 5 Explicit |
with 2Pac, R.L. Hugger, R.L. Hugger Richard Page 2pac, Richard Page
|4||Never Call U B**Ch Again See All 2 Explicit|
with 2Pac, 2pac Tyrese, Tyrese
|5||They Don't Give a F**k About Us See All 2 Explicit|
with 2Pac, Outlawz, Outlawz 2pac, The Outlawz, the Outlawz 2pac
|6||Keep Ya Head Up See All 7 Explicit |
|7||Ghetto Gospel See All 4 Explicit|
|8||Brenda's Got a Baby See All 5 Explicit |
|9||Thugz Mansion See All 4 Explicit |
|10||When I Get Free See All 7 Explicit |
with 2Pac, 2pac J. Valentine, J. Valentine
|11||Dopefiend's Diner See All 2 Explicit|
Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life buy CD music Customer Reviews
||LOVING the double release|
If there's anything better than one good thing, its two GREAT things. This album, together with part 1: THUG should appeal to both casual Pac fans as well as diehards like myself.
By pOoS4life (Edmonton)
||A second rate greatest hits|
This Cd has two parts "Thug" and "Life" so why didnt they make thug have all the hardcore tracks showing his thug side and life having tracks like dear mama & unconditional love, I thought thats how they would do it, I'm sure thats how pac would have wanted it but who knows (RIP!), anyway, I thought it was tight that theres a couple new tracks (Last tracks on both CD's) but they re-used alot of the songs off his classic Greatest Hits album (which I thought was much better) so if your a Pac fan & wanna complete your collection cop-it but if you dont have the money get the Greatest Hits instead or burn it since its very easy to find all these tracks! Dont get me wrong this is a 5 star album but I give it 2 for the simple fact that its lacking new material and resembles the greatest hits CD too much.2Pac for life! RIP Pac & Easy! WESTCOAST Mo-F*****!
By Benjammin (Miami, FL, USA)
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Best of 2Pac, Pt. 2: Life songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7546470|
|Label||Amaru / interscope|
|Release Date||Dec 04, 2007|
|Producer||Claudio Cueni; DJ Daryl; Eminem; Frank Nitti; Warren Griffin, III; 2Pac; Ivan Barias; Luis Resto; Johnny J.; Carvin Haggins|
|Engineer||Ian Boxill; Claudio Cueni; Ethan Mates; Tony Campana; Keston Wright; Ivan Barias; Kevin Crouse; Steven King; Carvin Haggins|
|Recording Time||46 minutes|
|Personnel||Johnnie "Smurf" Smith - keyboards|
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