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2 Pac's Greatest Hits is a great selection of the slain rapper's songs from the early 1990s until his very unfortunate shooting death in late 1996. For anyone wanting to get into Tupac, this is the authoritative collection, and while it might miss a few classics for purists, it is great for the casual fan wanting to know more. The album does a good job of tracing the journey of his career, including tracks with very low production values from his first recordings, to his later status as a Rap God at the huge Death Row Records.
The album does a good job of presenting two sides of Tupac, both the aggressive, confident, argumentative and opinionated mogul that he became near the end of his career (with tunes like "Hit Em Up", which was reportedly a mockery of his East-Side rival Notorious BIG, who was also slain not long after Tupac), and also more sensitive and contemplative soul that was less-written and spoken about as it didn't fit the media's schematic for him, like with the sensitive "Dear Mama", which shot to Number One in America after its release.
Rap is a genre that isn't often enough recognised for its lyrical brilliance, and Tupac is one of the pioneers of the modern rap movement. His song "Changes" is incredibly thoughtful and a musing on race, class, drugs and the general state of society that has widely become regarded as a classic and arguably Tupac's best song. The album does sneak in a few unreleased songs which is at the same time a bit cheeky (as they aren't hits yet), and also nice as we get some of his new songs.
This isn't a totally authoritative set but it's certainly comprehensive and eclectic in its track selection, and it's a great place to start.
This album shows that Tupac Shakur is near one of the best artists in hip-hop history so far.
You listen to the album and you hear what he is going through at that time eg. Hit em up when he was having heat with notorious B.I.G. Some of the early songs are telling people about hard times and girls going through hard stages like; Brendas got a baby and keep ya head up.
This CD got me into Tupac and I went on to get fourteen more of his albums, I bought this album for one song, changes and know that is the one I skip on the CD, I just left it on and I grew into the other songs.
One of my favourite songs on the album is troublesome 96 because it was just before he died and it is telling you what he is thinking about and how scared he is.
This album is by far one of my best albums on my I-pod, Tupac is one of my favourite artists and this is one of his best albums.
This is a greatest hits album by Tupac Shuaker. There is every hit that he ever had on here. It is a great selection of songs from when he was alive and also some of the songs that where brought out after his death. The only bad thing about this album is that there is some strong language in some songs, and a few tracks are disappointing. Tupac was always trying new things with his songs and in a few of them it didn't work, for example: 'Two of americas most wanted', I know alot of people like this song but I think that it didn't really work.
1. Keep Ya Head Up
2. 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted
4. God Bless The Dead
5. Hail Mary
6. Me Against The World
7. How Do U Want It?
8. So Many Tears
9. Uncondtional Love
11. Life Goes On
12. Hit 'Em Up
1. Troublesome 96
2. Brenda's Got A Baby
3. I Ain't Mad At Cha
4. I Get Around
6. California Love
7. Picture Me Rollin'
8. How Long Will They Mourn Me
9. Toss It Up
10. Dear mama
11. All About U
12. To Live & Die In L.A.
13. Heartz Of Men
There are some great tracks on here and most of them are about somthing that will really make you think about it in a different way. In my opinion Tupac is the greatest rap artist this world has ever had, and will ever see. Some people still think that he is alive but unfortunatly i've seen some grusome pictures and can say that he is definatly dead. Anyways, back to the album.
-- Brendas got a baby --
When I first heard this song i have to say I really didn't like it, but as I listened to it more it started to grow on me. This song is about a 12 year old girl who gets pregnant and her parents throw her out. She has her baby by herself on the toilet floor, she dosen't know what to throw away and what to keep, she wraps her baby up and throws him in a dumpster but in the end she went back and got her baby and then she had to prostitute to make money. It is a very sad song but also a thought provoking one with gospel singers so you could say it's not your average rap song. Here are some lyrics:
"She tried to hide her pregnancy, from her family
Who didn't really care to see, or give a damn if she
Went out and had a church of kids
As long as when tha check came they got first dibs"
-- The heartz of men --
I found this song more funny than anything else, it has great verses and the chrous is just like an american sitcom with two gay guys bikering over something. The whole way through the song it has something like a horn, it's hard to tell but an all round brilliant song that you can listen to again and again. At the start of the song Tupac is just talking crap and saying alot of swear words, it's not big and it's not clever, but he always managed to pull it off.
-- Keep your head up --
This song is about tupac when he was a child in the ghetto and how hard it was for him. This song is great but the best bit is the chrous the lyrics are " keep your head up child things are gonna get easy, keep your head up child things are gonna get brighter". An all round great song and not just one of my all time favourite Tupac songs, it would be one of my top twenty songs on any list.
-- I aint mad at ya --
This song is about one of Tupacs friends moving out of the hood and growing up, no longer being into money making schemes, and tupac is sad because he dosen't have his best friend anymore. This song is very sad, you get into the feel of the song, with the piano playing. Tupac is basicly saying that he's not mad at him and that he is still his best friend no matter what.
"Now we was once two niggaz of the same kind
Quick to holla at a hoochie with the same line
You was just a little smaller but you still roller
Got stretched to Y.A. and hit the hood swoll"
-- Changes --
This is my number one because it has more of a meaning to it than anthing else, it's about the struggle for black men and women, police brutality and the constant gang wars between east and west. It's a great song it makes great use of the piano. This song has more meaning because it was brought out right after he was murdered, because of the east against west thing, so when this song was came out it was more like a call for peace and thats why I love it. Great lyrics and a great tune.
-- Life Goes On --
This song seems to be about a good friend of Tupacs, who has sadly died. With the lyrics, he seems to be singing a tribute to his friend, and trying to accept that life goes on although he will never forget the people he has lost. As Tupac raps the lyrics, there is a girl constantly singing "life goes on" in the background. It's a really good tune.
-- Dear mama --
This song is a lovely tribute to his mother. He sings about how hard he knows it must have been for his mother when he and his sister were growing up and always getting into trouble. He sings about how his mother always managed to take care of them, even though it was a struggle with very little money. You will probably find yourself singing along to the chorus "Lady... Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady
Dear mama, Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated. Don't cha know we love ya?". It's a very touching song.
A great album, but not without it's weaker tracks as you have with most albums, 'Troublesome 96' and 'God Bless The Dead' would be the weaker tracks here I would say, but when you have so many other great songs on it, it's still well worth the money.
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Surely 2pac will go down in history as one of the greatest rappers in history. His words really were like poetry, with the occasional swear word of course. The 2 things that strike me about this album is firstly, the 2 cd's but believe me it must be hard to pick 25 tracks from i think it is about 7 albums that he made. Secondly, the choices are good, you have a bit of everything, the early tracks such as trapped to the ones released after his death such as 'changes'. It shows you just how much he grew as an artist over the years. Lets start with CD 1: Keep ya head: Taken off strictly for my niggaz album(1993) - An early pac record, very meaningful lyrics about how to struggle on through tough times. One of his most memorable early tracks. 2 of Amerikas most wanted: A collabaration with Snoop dogg taken 'all eyez on me' (1996). This is a fantastic gangster rap tune, this was made in the midst of a lot of talk about the tension between east and west mainly biggie and pac. Temptations: Taken from 'me against the world' (1995)- another of my favourite 2pac tunes, instantly recognisable bass line to this tune, real old skool hip hop flava as well to it which I like. God bless the dead: Not yet released, very good rap single, where amazingly he talks about himself being dead even though this was made before his death. Hail Mary: Taken from 'Makaveli' - a haunting rap song, which really shows pacs fear of what he knows may happen soon- death. Me against the World- Quite a good upbeat tempo but not one of my favourite 2 pac songs. I feel he has done better types of songs then this that dont even feature on this album (cant c me, all eyez on me) How do u want it- Possibly one of pacs finest efforts, great lyrics (rap a long lyrics definitley). A real party song which has a strong r&b feel to it because of the chorus from kci and jojo (from jodeci). One of my fav
ourites. So many tears: Another very under rated single from the me against the worls album. Much like temptations this is a great song. Unconditional love- another unreleased track, not too bad but nothing groundbreaking here. I doubt this would actually be released if he was alive. Trapped: Taken from the first album 2paclypse now (1991) - really you can tell he is just starting out. Very moody track,while it shows his rapping talent doesnt really go anywhere. Life goes on: A beautiful song, with backing vocals. Pac raps about all his mates who have been killed and tries to convince himself that they are going to a better place. One of the best ballads pac has made. Hit em up- This song is the definition of gangster rap, released just before he got shot. This is the epitomy of what a battle tune is. This song is all about biggie, he raps about sleeping with biggies wife. He cusses biggie, puff daddy and all the other bad boy crew. This is pure west vs east. Definitely the most angry lyrics ever from pac. Some people say that this song is one of the main reason pac got killed. CD 2: Troublesome 96- Catchy rap song to start of the 2nd cd. Brenda's got a baby: Eary 1991 song, the lyrics obviously meen a lot to pac as I assume brenda was a friend of his who has now died. Unfortunately this song doesnt stand the test of time. I aint mad atcha: This is the last single released before his death. Fantastic lyrics. One of pacs best. I get around: A very up tempo track, the standard rapper song where he raps about the amount of women he has slept with, very entertaining track. Obviously released in happier times(1993). Changes: the first release after his death. Still dont really like the chorus taken from 'the way it is' but the verses cannot be denied. Pac really does have a masterful way with words, listen to this track to see how i mean. He raps about everythin
g in his life, jealousy, mistakes he made, selling crack, his love for his mother, etc. California Love: possibly the most well known pac song made. Produced by Dr Dre. All I can say is this will always be a rap classic and will be played forever at parties, and on hip hop collabaration albums in years to come. What a song! Picture me rollin: A good rap tune, nothing exceptional, but certainly worth a listen. How long will they mourn me: the only track taken off the 'thug life' album (1994). Fantastic rap song with aggresssive verses and nate dogg singing the chorus in his ever melodic way. The song is all about a friend who dies his nickname is k dogg. This is one of my favourites on the album. Toss it up: Another single with Kci and Jojo, they bring an r&b touch again. A good track but nothing on 'how do u want it'. Dear mama: the best ballad pac has ever written. All about his love for his mum. A real heart wrenching single. Play this track to anybody who thinks gangster rap is all about killing people and drugs. They will eat their words. To compare this to 'hit em up' the battle tune I mentioned earlier and u would think they were from 2 different artists. All about u: A catchy song, all about the amount of hoe's that are around. Nate dogg's chorus is fantastic. To live and die in LA: Basically the follow up to Life goes on. A very good track but not as good as 'life goes on'. Heartz of men: Weakest track on the album, not sure why this made it to the greatest hits. Pac has released loads better than this. The scratching is good though it has to be mentioned. Not a bad track but not one of his best. Overall a superb album, with at least 18 classic hip hop tunes on it. Only 2 Weak tracks but they are only weak compared to the standard of the other tracks. After the first few listens , most people will prefer the 2nd album with all the more fa
mous tracks and catchy tunes. But now I actually prefer the 1st CD probably cause I have played the 2nd CD to death. Seriously the 1st Cd has early tracks like keep ya head up, so many tears and temptations. Which are all about the deep lyrics. Anybody who has a slight interest in rap and doesnt own many of the pac albums, buy this you will not regret it. This album shows you just how good 2 pac really was!
For fans of tupac this has to be one of the greatest albums ever, before his life and career was sadly ended all those years ago, tupac left behind a legacy of great music now, which touches a variety of people for different people. On this album everything is covered, for people that love the cursing rapper, there are many songs on this album that live up to his notorious name and for those that like him for being a hero for black people and voicing the opinions that were always on the tip of peoples tongues there are many songs like this to! Most of, if not all of his music was written by him, music from the heart and soul, not just because it sounds good that is what will mark tupac out forever in history, my favourite song? changes! over all, a great album that I cannot find any fault in whatsoever!
Tupac Shakur is considered by many hip-hop pundits as one of the greatest rappers who ever graced the green fields of the hip-hop world. But Tupac was not simply a rapper; he was an inspiration and a beacon of hope for many children and victims of inner city life. With his introspective lyrics and abstract personality, Tupac Shakur truly caught the imagination of the world. This is his greatest hits. His life's work compiled into a double CD, filtered and polished to perfection; you can now witness Tupac in all his glory. Being a fan who enjoys the conscious side of rap I found it hard to come to terms with the level o violence and raw pictures that Tupac was painting with his voice. But then I came to the realisation that Tupac just wants to make the reader as uncomfortable as the people and places he is describing. He truly does this in the album with songs such as Brenda's Got A Baby and Life Goes On. These songs draw you in closer to the situations that 2Pac is rapping about; by no means do they distance you. There is no doubt that Greatest Hits is an album of contrast. On the one hand, Tupac is a rough and rugged rapper determined to make society and politics take responsibility for the activities and crimes going on in the ghetto with songs such as Troublesome 96' but on the other hand we see another side of Tupac's personality. It is unfair to conclude that Pac is not a complex character. For instance in a song called Dear Mama, Tupac pours his heart out to his mother; "I finally understand for a woman it ain't easy tryin ta raise a man." But in another song called All About U Pac later goes on to use vindictive slurs about women such as the terms B**ches and H*es. In addition Pac really reaches out to all kinds of people not just those living in the ghettos. In Keep Ya Head Up 2Pac pleads with women in general to try and understand why men call them disturbing nam
es but keep their head up regardless. Here is just one line from Pac's outstanding lyrical mind. "And since we all came from a woman, got our name from a woman and our game from a women/ I wonder why rape our women do we hate our women" California Love of course is a single, which symbolises the dynamite collaboration of Tupac and Dr Dre. Together they made a track that reached out even to those that normally didn't enjoy the hip-hop scene. Core production is at the heart of Greatest Hits indeed. There is no doubt that Tupac Greatest Hits is an outstanding album and I would recommend it to anyone simply because of the contrasting styles, which it contains. It is very difficult to categorise Tupac Greatest Hits. Is it Conscious music, Hip Hop Music or R 'n' B. I'll rest by saying it is The Rose That Grew From Concrete.
I'm suprised that 2Pac who made a massive impact on not only the rap scene but the music industry has not been wrote about more often. Many people will know 2Pac as a poet, actor and rapper but some consider him to be a bad boy a thug whatever you define him as his music is a joy to listen to. This album has all his graetest hits from his first album '2Pacalypse Now' to his last before the greatest hits album 'Don Killuminati - The 7 Day Theory'. His music speaks volumes one song could about his struggles in life and the next could be about how he enjoys life. He also had a distinguised music career like many other rappers such as Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and others 2PAc has the first major rapper to act in a film. His film list includes 'Juice', 'Above The Rim', 'Menace To Society' and the last film he made before his death 'Gang Related'. Its quite amazing that in such a short music career he has released so many albums and even had time to make 4 movies. Of course many people will know that 2Pac was shot dead in las vegas in 1996. Its still unknown who the attacker was many suspected his friend and the notorious owner of death row records suge knight. The shooting was filled with controversy his friend Kadafi was set to give evidence but was shot dead just days before. Here is the track listing for '2Pac - Greatest Hits' Disk 1 ------ 1. Keep Ya Head Up 2. 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted 3. Temptations 4. God Bless The Dead 5. Hail Mary 6. Me Against The World 7. How Do U Want It? 8. So Many Tears 9. Uncondtional Love 10. Trapped 11. Life Goes On 12. Hit 'Em Up Disk 2 ------ 1. Troublesome 96 2. Brenda's Got A Baby 3. I Ain't Mad At Cha 4. I Get Around 5. Changes 6. California Love 7. Picture Me Rollin' 8. How Long Will They Mourn
Me 9. Toss It Up 10. Dear Mama 11. All About U 12. To Live & Die In L.A. 13. Heartz Of Men So may classics on this album so I've decided to knock them down to my Top 5 on the album Andy's Top 5 ------------ 5. 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted ---------------------------- This song was from his album all eyez on me which most songs on the album are from. Snoop Dogg is in this song which makes it instantly better. having these 2 rappers who were the hottest talents out at the time makes it a class song. The mix of a catchy tune and great technique makes it a cut above the rest 4. Brendas Got A Baby --------------------- This song is from his first album and is different to most of his usual tunes. The songs charector brenda is a 12 year old girl that is having a baby. Its the fact that 2Pac is a poet that this song goes very well, he covers all the dangers of having a baby underage in 'The ghetto'. 3. Keep Ya Head Up ------------------ This is one of the classics the song was released just before he went to jail and he gets his point across. The song is very deep its mainly about women and how he thinks they should be treated with more respect. The song is excellently constructed which made him one of the best rappers ever. 2. Me Against The World ----------------------- This song was released after the first time Tupac was shot. Amazingly he was shot 5 times and didn't die. This song is about the struggles in life. He was shot 5 times for being in the wrong place he was killed for being famous which is a common thing in modern day society 1. California Love ------------------ This is without a doubt his most famous song. The song features Dr. Dre a man he later accused of being lazy and also made accusations that he was gay. That aside this really is a quality song. Everybody knows it for the electro kind o
f beats used in the song. 2Pac did this song for his love of california as thats where he spent most of his time. Many people still believe that 2Pac is still alive due to the many facts. Things like he had no funeral and the whole 7 day theory which is to much to go into. The strange thing is half of his songs referred to death in some way. 'How long will they mourn me?', 'Hail Mary', 'To Live And Die In L.A.' are all classic examples that he himself was obsessed with death. Many people in the rap industry end up being shot from so called 'Playa Haters' who don't like people from the ghetto becoming something big. Well whatever 2Pac is dead or alive it doesn't stop him being the greatest rapper that ever lived. This album can be purchased from any music store and also online at many music sites. Thank You for rading my op, hope it was an interesting read
Just over five years have passed since the legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, died - following fatal gun shot wounds from a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada in September of 1996. In 1998 Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, and Death Row CEO, Suge Knight, pulled out of the recording studios Tupac's greatest hits from his era - including some previously unreleased material! They put these hits onto two CDs and released them on this album in late 1998 to commemorate Tupac's death. Upon purchasing this CD in November 2000, I had previously not heard any of Tupac's music - apart from changes – and within a week of purchasing the album and hearing him in his true light, Tupac was already my favourite artist and I could not get enough of his music! Since purchasing the album I have bought my way through much of his discography, including "All Eyez On Me", "R U Still Down (Remember Me)", "Still I Rise", "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" & "Until The End Of Time". Still, this album remains my favourite; here is an insight on the album and why it remains at the top of my CD collection: The first CD on the album is most probably not quite as good as the second, but does feature some real classics such as "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "Hail Mary" & "Life Goes On" and features top artists such as Snoop Doggy Dogg, K-Ci & Jo Jo and The Outlawz. My favourite track on CD 1 is probably either "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted" or "So Many Tears". "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted" features the notorious Snoop Dogg and 2 Pac at their best - whilst under Death Row Records - and is certainly one to go down as one of hip hop's greatest tracks! "So Many Tears" shows a sensitive side of Tupac, opposed to the usual gangster rap style, and really is great to listen to, with its soulful style. Overall CD 1 is very good, but
is unfortunately let down by a few tracks that are really not showing Tupac at his best, such as "Trapped" & "God Bless The Dead". The album also contains previously unreleased songs, these being "Unconditional Love" & "God Bless The Dead", both of which were quite possible in there, when they could have added hits such as "If My Homey Calls" or/and "Ambitionz Az A Ridah" instead. CD 2, on the other hand, is a true work of art! This CD features classic such as "Brenda's Got A Baby", the previously unreleased "Changes", "California Love" and the list goes on and on! Other hits include "All About U" & "How Long Will They Mourn Me". Featured artists on the CD are "Digital Underground", "Dr. Dre", "Thuglife", "Nate Dogg, "K-Ci & Jo Jo and many other, un-commercial rappers. My favourite tracks on the CD are "I Ain't Mad At Cha" & "Dear Mama". "I Ain't Mad At Cha" is a song that reminisces on his childhood and on life being raised in the ghetto of Los Angeles. "Dear Mama", on the other hand, reminisces on Tupac's mother and how hard she worked to solely raise Tupac and his sister, and how much he appreciates all this. This CD boasts of brilliance and previously unreleased tracks include "Changes" - a great song! The only under average song here has got to be the quite boring "Troublesome '96", but still not bad! The real reason that this album is a hit is not just because the tunes are great, but also because nearly all of the songs here are meaningful and how us a true insight into the real life and what's going on around us. Unfortunately this is a rarety in modern day music and legends such as Tupac & The Notorious BIG are no longer with us. 'Nuff Love, Rest In Peace Tupa
c (& Biggie Smalls). A well deserved 5 out of 5 here. :)
The legendary and late Tupac Shakur, provides us with his greatest hits taken from albums such as All Eyez on Me, Makaveli: Don Killuminati 7 day theory & 2Pacalpse Now. Also there are four previously unreleased songs- the best of being’ the famous “changes”. 2pac shows us a whole range of styles of rap; from the slow, smooth rap such as ‘life goes on’, to gangster, hard hitting rap such as ‘Hit ‘em Up’. Then in between the likes of ‘California Love’, the party type rap performed with none other than the notorious Dr Dre. Then there are raps such as “How Long Will they Mourn Me”, a sorrow, mournful rap which depicts 2pacs loss of a loved one. A friend by the name of Kato. What is different and great about 2pac is that all of his songs have meaning and depth in them. This album portrays many evidences of this. Whether it be the mourning of lost loved ones, to hitting out to enemies such as the Notorious B.I.G- 2Pac brings us an essence of reality and an insight on street life in ghettos in such cities as LA and other districts in California. Overall I would say this is one of the best CD’s I have ever purchased and I would highly recommend it! A real must buy for rap fans! Rest In Peace.
2Pac's Greatest Hits is a 25 track collection of songs recorded between 1990 and Tupac Shakur's untimely death in September 1996. All the good ones are in there, all the way from his early days at Amaru Records right the way through to his title of 'biggest selling name in rap'at the infamous Death Row Records. From the balladic 'Brenda's Got A Baby','Keep Ya Head Up', and the US number 1 'Dear Mama', which express the slain rapper's more caring and sensitive sides, to the more aggressive and controversial 'Hit Em Up'(a personal tirade of abuse on Biggie Smalls, a man whom he believed had him set up for a shooting a year before he recorded the song with the Outlawz), and '2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted'(a flamboyant and cocky collaboration with fellow Death Row associate Snoop Doggy Dogg), the album shows constant lyrical brilliance and backbeat flow. Although most of these tracks are indeed the greatest hits, i feel there are a couple missing. Both the rebellious 'Holler If Ya Hear Me', and the reminiscant 'Pour Out A Little Liquor'are missing from the selection, which have made way for suspect non-released material such as 'God Bless The Dead', and 'Unconditional Love'. But minus the somewhat questionable track selection from the Amaru/Death Row production, they do have the classics. The collaborations with KC and Jojo in 'How Do You Want It'and 'Toss It Up'are superb, as are the two possibly most popular works of his, 'California Love'with Dr Dre, and 'Changes', which are all included. Perhaps another arguable addition to the double-CD compilation, is 'Heartz Of Men', a track produced by DJ Quik which to me fails to meet the standards of the other cuts on the album. 2Pac : Greatest Hits would be a 5-star album if some of the track selection was slightly altered, and the constant posthumous releases such as 'R U Still Down (Remembe
r Me?)'and 'Until The End Of Time'had not contained songs which may have overshadowed some of those on the greatest hits. But overall, Greatest Hits is brilliant and brings onto one collection the greats from the albums '2Pacalypse Now', 'Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z', 'Thug Life'(the superb self-entitled album from Tupac's first group, from this album, the emotional 'How Long Will They Mourn Me?', a heart-felt tribute to his deceased best friend Kato, and group collaboration with Mack 10, Warren G, and Nate Dogg, was lifted onto the Greatest Hits), 'Me Against The World', 'All Eyez On Me'(Tupac's first Death Row album and the album from which the most tracks are lifted), and 'Makaveli Tha Don Killuminati : The 7 Day Theory'. This album far surpasses the Notorious B.I.G's 'Life After Death'effort, and is a must for all Tupac Shakur fans and rap fans in general
In my mind Greatest Hits is easily the best 2Pac album I have heard, and one of the best albums by any artist that I have heard. I have only listened to three or four of 2Pac’s albums, but many people who have heard or own them all agree that Greatest Hits stands out as the best, which is not surprising seeing as this double album is compiled of the best tracks from the late rapper’s previous albums as well as having a few tracks which aren’t on other albums. Particularly the second disc but also the first is full of massive hits from 2Pac’s career, and many of the tracks I have never heard of before but when I listened the songs I instantly recognised them, it seems that almost everybody has heard many of these songs but just didn’t know what they are called. There will also be, of course, die-hard 2Pac fans who will know every released track off by heart, and this album is great for you too as it is a collection of what are surely all your favourite 2Pac songs. Even for people who aren’t into 2Pac’s music or not even rap music at all, I would certainly recommend that you try this album out, perhaps borrow it first, as it combines several styles of music with 2Pac’s vocal skills with excellent results. The album includes 2Pac’s most famous songs like “Changes” , “Hit ‘em Up” and “California Love”, and also has other brilliant songs which I personally didn’t previously know the names of but nonetheless really liked the songs, tracks such as “Picture Me Rollin’” , “I Get Around” and “All About You”. Other famous hits on the album include “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “Dear Mama”. I have a few other favourites on Greatest Hits that I haven’t mentioned yet, these include “Keep Ya Head up”, “Troublesome ’96”, “Brenda’s got a Baby” an
d “How Long Will They Mourn Me.” For fans of 2Pac or rap in general this album is a must-have, and perhaps for other music fans you should still try out as it is a great album with a total of 25 tracks.
Tupac Shakur embodied the contradictions, lunacy, poignancy, and tragedy of gangsta life better than any other figure in hip-hop history. This greatest hits CD charts 2Pac's career and emotions, from the positive and uplifting from his early songs ("Dear Mama, "Keep Ya Head Up"), to the nihilistic Death Row era ("2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "Hail Mary"), and right through the brutal and infamous "Hit 'Em Up", the most intense outburst of pure venomous rage ever released. By charting his entire career this CD shows the metamorphosis that took place to 2Pac thoroughout his troubled life. Tracks taken from "2Pacalypse Now", " Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z") and "Me Against The World" show a restrained and mannered 2Pac. Tracks taken from the Death Row era ("All Eyez On Me" and "Makavelli"), though more charismatic and powerful, are vengeful and often brutal with no remorse or reservation, though these are his most memorable songs. Overall this is an indispensable and definitive collection showcasing the passionate genius of the late rapper.
Tupac Shakur was killed due to what he rapped about.he was killed in a drive by shoting with the murderer never being found out. What Tupac rapped about was prejudice in the usa how raciest the americans use to be basically he told the world through his own eyes what life was like for a coloured person in the usa! The albulm features all of Tupacs best songs for me the best track ever made by tupac has to be Changes,if you listen to the lyrics everything he raps about is true!other tracks such as i ain't mad at cha,wonder why they call you bitch are also very effective songs to the listener. An indispensable and definitive collection showcasing the passionate genius of the late rapper. The album's non-chronological sequence highlights the contradictory impulses that made Tupac's music so commanding; the 21 well-loved "hits", some slightly reedited for legal reasons, are accompanied by four previously unheard songs. Of the new material, the raw-sounding "God Bless the Dead" has been the subject of the most speculation, owing to its subject matter: a eulogizing of the late Notorious B.I.G.--a mysterious feat, since Tupac was killed six months before Biggie which has in the past caused people to wonder if 2pac is really dead or if it was on big hoax to get away from all the stardom.making its first proper appearance on a Tupac album, the B-side "Hit 'Em Up" stands as the most intense outburst of pure venomous rage ever captured on tape. Whether he's waxing political, philosophical, or just plain paranoid, Tupac's empathetic, charismatic style remains unmatched. The thing tupac will always be remembered for is his lyrics and the fact that he sung about the truth is the reason he was killed,not many other people have got the guts to do what tupac did this is what made him stand out from the rest he sayed what he believed,what he saw and how he saw it,his opinion on the world!
If you love TUPAC then this is a must buy for any fan of his!By far the best of the lot as it is a 2 disc collection of tupac at his finest! R.I.P TUPAC!
Tupac Shakur's death came about for rapping for what he believed in, in my mind and millions of others worldlide no one will come close to matching Tupac's legacy. Tupacs verbal assualt on the prejudism of America and other rappers who screwed over pac eventually lead to the rapper being shot. Even when Tupac came to stardom he always remembered where he came from, a thing that is rare from todays fake rappers. Dre will forever rap about the ghetto, the strange thing being he was never in the ghetto and will never step foot in the ghetto. Every track on this double album has a personal or polictical meaning behind it. Tupac's stardom caused many enemies to arise, and hot headed pac is not afraid to address his enemies in almost every single track on the cd .The cd contains such classics as Changes, California love and the most notorius track in music history Hit'em up. Each and every track on this album is worthy of a number 1 spot in todays music industry, this album is from Tupacs heart and is pure quality rapping. The album was made & produced by the notorius Death Row records which will soon hopefull be a big name in the rap industry after Suge Knight (founder of Death Row) imminents release. The album is basically a compilation of the rappers best tracks. With a total of 25 tracks I dont think I will ever out listen or tire of this album. On many tracks Tupac is accompanied by such artists as Snoop Dogg, Outlawz & many other Death Row rappers. The cd can be picked up now for a outstanding price of £14 at HMV. Anyone interested in rap, hell anyone interested in music I urge you to give this album a try. No album in music history has been as real as this. Tupac Shakur the greatest rapper in history.
This album is one of the best albums alive. He is one of the best rapper and his tunes are unbelievable. The best tunes in the album would have to be: - changes, California love, Brenda’s got a baby, mamma, hit em up, and 2 of Amerikaz most wanted. It’s a shame this brilliant artist died at an early age because of his comment in his tunes. The problem I don't understand is he was shot many times but he was lucky to survive but when he was shot the second time, it's clearly he is dead but how come so many people mainly fans believe that he is still alive. That if you ask me it's really dumb! I’m a fan but if the artist dies I would get over it. I won't kid my self and believe that he is still alive. So here is a message to all the fans of Tupac Shakur! He is dead. Except it and get over it.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Trapped 2 Pacalypse
2 Brenda's Got A Baby
3 Keep Your Head Up
4 I Get Around
5 How Long Will They Mourn Me
6 Me Against The World
7 So Many Tears
9 Dear Mama
10 How Do You Want It
11 All About You All
12 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted
13 I Ain't Mad At Cha
14 Life Goes On
15 Picture Me Rollin'
16 California Love
17 Hit 'em Up
18 To Live And Die In LA
19 Toss It Up
20 Hail Mary
22 God Bless The Dead
23 Troublesome '96
24 Unconditional Love