2Pac – Better Dayz

Better dayz front cover(November 26, 2002)


The album “Better Dayz“ features 23 unreleased recordings from the period 1994-1996, the majority of which are remixed. Others retain their original form or are complete finished mixes, such as „Fuck ‘Em All„, „Late Night“, „Ghetto Star“, „Better Dayz“, „Who Do U Believe In?“ and „They Don’t Give A Fuck About Us“


2Pac – Better Dayz (Disc 1)

1. „Intro“ – Producer: 7Aurelius; 0:56 min
2. „Still Ballin‘“ (featuring Trick Daddy) – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by Nitty; 2:50
3. „When We Ride on Our Enemies“ – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by BRISS 2:54
4. „Changed Man“ (featuring T.I. & Johnta Austin) – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by Jazze Pha 3:52
5. „Fuck Em All“ (featuring Outlawz) – Producer: Johnny „J“ 4:26
6. „Never B Peace“ (featuring E.D.I. & Kastro) – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by Nitty 4:59
7. „Mama’s Just a Little Girl“ (featuring Kimma Hill) – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by Kip „KP“ Wilson 4:58
8. „Street Fame“ – Producer: Daz Dillinger – Remixed by BRISS 4:30
9. „Whatcha Gonna Do?“ (featuring Outlawz) – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by E.D.I. 3:39
10. „Fair Xchange“ (featuring Jazze Pha) – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by Jazze Pha 3:52
11. „Late Night“ (featuring DJ Quik & Outlawz) – Producer: DJ Quik 4:18
12. „Ghetto Star“ (featuring Nutt-So) – Producer: Go-Twice 4:15
13. „Thugz Mansion (Acoustic Version)“ (featuring Nas & J.Phoenix) – Producer: Johnny „J“ – Remixed by A. „Pitboss“ Johnson, Aulsondro „Emcee N.I.C.E.“ Hamilton, and Claudio Cueni 4

2Pac – Better Dayz (Disc 2)

1. „My Block (Remix)“ – Producer : Easy Mo Bee, Remixed by Nitty; 5:22
2. „Thugz Mansion“ (featuring Anthony Hamilton) – Producer : Johnny „J“, Remixed by 7 Aurelius; 4:07
3. „Never Call U Bitch Again“ (featuring Tyrese) – Producer : Johnny „J“; 4:38
4. „Better Dayz“ (featuring Ron Isley) – Producer : Johnny „J“; 4:17
5. „U Can Call“ (featuring Jazze Pha) – Producer : Johnny „J“, Remixed by Jazze Pha; 3:49
6. „Military Minds“ (featuring Cocoa Brovaz & Buckshot) – Producer : Darryl “Big D” Harper, Remixed by E.D.I. Mean; 5:29
7. „Fame“ (featuring Bad Azz & Outlawz) – Producer : Hurt M Badd; 4:50
8. „Fair Xchange (Remix)“ (featuring Mýa) – Producer : Johnny „J“, Remixed by Troy Johnson;3:56
9. „Catchin’ Feelins“ (featuring Outlawz) – Producer : E.D.I. Mean 4:54
10. „There U Go“ (featuring Big Syke, Outlawz & Jazze Pha) – Producer : Johnny „J“; 5:30
11. „This Life I Lead“ (featuring Outlawz) – Producer : Johnny „J“; 5:21
12. „Who Do U Believe In?“ (featuring Yaki Kadafi) – Producer : Johnny „J“; 5:30
13. „They Don’t Give a Fuck About Us“ (featuring Outlawz)- Producer : Johnny „J“, 5:08
14. „Outro“ 0:13


Released : November 26, 2002 / Amaru Entertainment, Death Row Records, Interscope Records

Certified : US (RIAA) – 3× Platinum
Recorded : 1994, October 23, 1995 – August 29, 1996  (2Pac’s vocals)
2001-2002  (Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
Formats : CD, Vinyl & Cassette
Length : 112:38 min.
Producer : Johnny „J“, QDIII, L.T. Hutton, Mike Mosley, Hurt-M-Badd, Kurt Couthan


Singles :

Thugz Mansion“ – Released: October 17, 2002
Still Ballin“ – Released: May 21, 2003


Chart positions

Chart Peak positions
Billboard 200 #5
Canadian Charts #7
Deutsche Charts #45
Dutch Charts #36
French Charts #52
Irish Charts #40
New Zealand Charts #20
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums #1
Switzerland Chart #60
UK Chart #68

 

Samples :

Better Dayz“ – „Let’s Fall in Love (Parts 1 & 2)“ by The Isley Brothers
Catchin Feelins“ – „Peter Piper“ by Run-DMC
Late Night“ – „Have Your Ass Home by 11:00″ by Richard Pryor;“Wind Parade“ by Donald Byrd“; „Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had a Ball)“ by Esther Williams
This Life I Lead“ – „Naturally Mine“ by Al B. Sure!
Who Do U Believe In“ – „Manifest Destiny“ by Jamiroquai


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