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2Pac – The Born Busy Sessions (THC Project)

2Pac – 1994 – Thug Life (Demo Tape)

2Pac – 1994 – Thug Life Volume 1 (US Promo Cassette)

2Pac – 1994 – The Interscope Project

2Pac – 1995 – Untitled Interscope Cassette Tape

2Pac – 1996 – The Sessions Of ”One Nation”

Makaveli – 1996 – (The 7 Day Theory) (Demo) (Raw Tracks)

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 1]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 2]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 3]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 4]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 5]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 6]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 7]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 8]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 9]

2Pac – Evolution: The Definitive Collection [DVD 10]


2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted – 2Pac, Snoop Dogg [12.18.1996]

4 The Hustlaz – Ant Banks; Too $hort; 2Pac; MC Breed; Otis; Shug) [1996]

6 or 12 – 2Pac; Hussein Fatal, Mussolini, Mr. Malik, Yaki Kadafi [11.28.1996]

16 on Death Row – 2Pac; Cool Russell [1992]


Against All Odds -2Pac [07.08.1996]

Ain’t Hard 2 Find – 2Pac; E-40; Richie Rich; C-Bo; B-Legit [11.22-25.1995]

Ain’t Nothing Wrong – 2Pac (Interlude) [08.12.1996]

All About U – 2Pac; Nate Dogg, Dru Down, Hussein Fatal, Yaki Kadafi, Snoop Dogg, Top Dogg [11.22.1995]

All Eyez On Me – 2Pac; Big Syke [10.14.1995]

All Out – 2Pac; Yaki Kadafi; E.D.I.; Kastro; Napoleon; Young Noble [09.06.1996]

Ambitions of A Ridah – 2Pac [11.21.1995]

Ambitionz Az A Fighta – 2Pac [07.03.1996]

Amerikka Eats Its Young – 2Pac; Young Lay; Ray Luv; Mac Mall [1994]

Animosity – 2Pac; Richie Rich; Big Syke [1994]

Are You Still Down – 2Pac; Jon B. [04.15.1996]

As The World Turns aka Why – 2Pac, Young Noble, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi, Big D [08.25.1996]


Babies Having Babies – 2Pac; Dana Smith [1987]

Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II) – 2Pac; Outlawz[04.29.1996]

Ballad Of A Dead Soulja – 2Pac; 6 Feet Deep [02.06.1996]

Basket Case (’96 Sho Shot) – 2Pac; Greg Nice [06.14.1996]

Better Days – 2Pac; O.F.T.B.; Mussolini [10.23.1995]

Big Bad Lady – Rock On – Lady of Rage; 2Pac; Kevin Vernando [04.30.1996]

Big Time – 2Pac; Stretch; Majesty [1992-1993]

Biggie And Tupac Live Freestyle Madison Square Garden [10.24.1993]

Black Cotton – 2Pac; Mouse Man [1993]

Black Jesuz – 2Pac; Val Young; Yaki Kadafi; Storm; Hussein Fatal; Kastro) [08.13.1996]

Black Starry Night – Interlude [1992-1993]

Blasphemy – 2Pac; Prince Ital Joe [07.23.1996]

Bomb First – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble [07.12.1996]

Borrowed Times – 2Pac; Chelle [04.13.1996]

Break ‘Em Off -2Pac; Money-B; W.C.; Deb E [1991]

Breathin’ – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Sylk-E-Fyne, E.D.I. Mean, Diamond, T-Ski [1996]

Brenda’s Got A Baby – 2Pac,Dave, Roniece (1991)

Brotharz In Arms – 2Pac, Buckshot, Cocoa Brovaz (06.15.1996)

Bury Me A G – 2Pac, Natasha Walker (1994)


California Love – 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Roger Troutman (11.04.1995)

Can U Get Away – 2Pac, Eboni Foster (09.20.1994)

Can’t C Me – 2Pac, George Clinton (11.04.1995)

Can’t Turn Back – Spice 1 with 2Pac, Blackjack

Catchin’ Feelings – 2Pac (08.29.1996)

Changed Man – 2Pac, Nate Dogg, Big Syke (02.21.1996)

Changes -2Pac, Poppi (1992)

Check It Out – 2Pac, Dana Smith (1987)

Check Out Time – 2Pac, Kurupt, Syke, Natasha Walker (11.06.1995)

Come With Me (Interlude) – 2Pac, Danny Boy (10.15.1995)

Comin’ Real Again – MC Breed, 2Pac (1993)

Cradle 2 The Grave – 2Pac, Mopreme, Rated R, Big Syke, Macadoshis, Moe-Z., Albert Washingon, Rochell (1993-1994)

Crooked Nigga Too -2Pac, Stretch (1991-1992)


Da Struggle Continuez – 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Flipside, Mussolini, Low M.B. (10.24.1995)

Danger Times – Live Squad, 2Pac (1992)

Dayz of a Criminal – 2Pac (1991)

Deadly Combination – 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Stretch (1994)

Dear Mama – 2Pac, Reggie Green, Sweet Franklin (07.14.1994)

Dear Mama (Reels) – 2Pac, Reggie Green, Sweet Franklin (07.14.1994)

Definition Of A Thug Nigga – 2Pac (1993)

Do For Love – 2Pac, Eric Williams (1991)

Don’t Call Me Bitch – 2Pac (1992)

Don’t Get It Twisted – Thug Life, 2Pac (1994)

Don’t Go 2 Sleep – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Hussein Fatal, Kastro) (10.13.1995 2pac’s Verse)

Don’t Sleep – 2Pac, Lil Big, Nutt-so, Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi (1996)

Don’t Sleep (Reels) – 2Pac, Lil Big, Nutt-so, Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi (1996)

Don’t Stop Keep Goin’ – Tha Dogg Pound, 2Pac (1996)

Don’t Stop The Music – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Fatal Hussein, Jewell (11.22.1995)

Don’t You Trust Me – 2Pac, Roniece Levias, Dave Hollister (1992)

Don’t You Trust Me (Reels) – 2Pac, Roniece Levias, Dave Hollister (1992)

Dopefiend’s Diner – 2Pac (1991)

Dumpin’ – 2Pac, Gonzoe, Scar-locc, Kurupt, Nutt-so (1996)


Enemies With Me – 2Pac, Stretch, Majesty, Mutah, K-Dogg, Big Malc, Young Hollywood, Sh’Killa (1994)

Everything They Owe – 2Pac (1996)


Faced Shootouts (Interlude) (1993)

Fade Me – 2Pac, Jewell, Kastro, Napoleon (11.15.1995)

Fadeaway (Unheard) – 2Pac (1991)

Fair Xchange – 2Pac, Tyrone Wrice, Cappucine Jackson (11.13.1995)

Fake Ass Bitches -2Pac, Yanni, Rated R (1993)

Fantasy – 2Pac, Ryan D (1989)

First 2 Bomb – 2Pac, Napolean, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I. Mean (1996)

Flex – 2Pac, Kastro, E.D.I. (1992)

Fortune and Fame – 2Pac, Kokane, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi, Spice 1 (06.12.1996)

Freestyle Live At Madison Square Garden – 2Pac, Big Daddy Kane, Biggie Smalls, Scoob Lover, Shyheim

Fright Night – 2Pac, Storm (06.12.1996)

Fuck All Y’all – 2Pac (06.30.1994)

Fuck Em All -2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble, Napoleon, Kastro (1995-1996)

Fuck Friendz – 2Pac (07.08.1996)

Fuckin’ Wit The Wrong Nigga – 2Pac (03.25.1996)

Funky Freestyles (Way Back Show) – 2Pac, Money B, Del The Funky Homosapien, Debbie Deb (1991)


Gaffled – The Govenor, 2Pac, Richie Rich (1992)

Ghetto Gospel – 2Pac, Poppi (1992)

Ghetto Star – 2Pac, Danny Boy, Nutt-so (1996)

Ghetto Star (Reels) – 2Pac, Danny Boy, Nutt-so (1996)

Ghetto Star (Charlie-O Remix) (Reels) – 2Pac, Nutt-So (1996)

Ghost – 2Pac

God Bless The Dead – 2Pac, Stretch (1994)

Good Life – 2Pac, Mussolini, E.D.I. Mean (03.31.1996)

Gotta Get Mine – MC Breed, 2Pac (1993)

Grab The Mic [Staring Through My Rearview] – 2Pac


Hail Mary – 2Pac, Kastro, Young Noble, Yaki Kadafi, Prince Ital Joe (07.20.1996)

Happy Home – 2Pac, Michel’le, Reggie (04.21.996)

He vs. She – 4 My Niggaz feat. Storm (01.13.1996)

Heartz of Men – 2Pac (11.18.1995)

Heaven Aint Hard 2 Find – 2Pac, Danny Boy (12.13.1995)

Hell 4 A Hustler – 2Pac, Jay Valentine, E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble (1996)

Hellrazor – 2Pac, Stretch (1992-1994)

Hennessey – 2Pac, Big Syke, Mopreme (1993)

High Speed – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I. Mean (1996)

High Til’ I Die – 2Pac, Rated R, Macadoshis, Don Jawarr (03.19.1994)

Hit ‘Em Up – 2Pac, Storm, Hussein Fatal, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I. Mean, Prince Ital Joe (06.03.1996)

Hold On Be Strong – 2Pac, Stretch (1993)

Hold Ya Head – 2Pac, Tyrone Wrice (07.18.1996)

Holla at Me – 2Pac, Nanci Fletcher (12.05.1995)

Holler If Ya Hear Me – 2Pac, Stretch, Majesty (1992)

Homeboyz – 2Pac, Young Noble (08.1996)

Homies And Thuggs – Scarface, Master P, 2pac (1996)

Hopeless – 2Pac (1992)

House Of Pain – 2Pac, Stretch, The Notorious B.I.G. ) (1993-1994)

How Do U Want It -2Pac, K-Ci & JoJo (OG with Natasha Walker) (11.28.1995)

How Do U Want It (Reels) – 2Pac, Natasha Walker (11.28.1995)

How Long Will They Mourn Me – 2Pac, Nate Dogg, Big Syke, Rated R, Macadoshis (1994)

Hurts The Most – Live Squad, 2Pac, Mopreme (1994)


I Ain’t Mad At Cha – 2Pac, Danny Boy (11.21.1995)

I Can’t Turn Back – Spice 1, 2Pac, Blackjack

I Get Around – 2Pac, Digital Underground (1992)

I Saw Your Girl – 2Pac, Darren Bastfield) (1988)

I Thought You Knew – 2Pac, Ryan D (1990)

I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto – 2Pac (1992-1993)

I’d Rather Be Your Lover – Madonna, 2Pac (06.15.1994)

If I Die 2Nite – 2Pac (09.03.1994)

If My Homie Calls – 2Pac (1991)

If There’s A Cure – 2Pac, Snoop Doggy Dogg) (02.21.1996)

If They Love Their Kidz – 2Pac, Napoleon, Kastro (01.21.1996)

I’m Gettin’ Money – 2Pac (1993)

I’m Losin’ It – 2Pac, Big Syke, Spice 1 (1994)

In His Own Words – 2Pac, Young Noble (1996)

In The Late Night [My Dyin’ Day] – 2Pac, Aunt Glo, Big Malik, Mutah, K-Dog, Young Hollywood (11.1994)

Initiated – Daz Dillinger, 2Pac, Kurupt, Hussein Fatal, Kastro, E.D.I. Mean (12.22.1995)

Initiated (Reels) – Daz Dillinger, 2Pac, Kurupt, Hussein Fatal, Kastro, E.D.I. Mean (12.22.1995)

Is It Cool To Fuck – 2Pac, Natasha Walker, Macadoshis, Rated R (1993-1994)

It Ain’t Easy – 2Pac (08.21.1994)

It Ain’t Necessarily So – 2Pac, Shock G (1991)


Jawz Tight – Let’s Fight – 2Pac, Capital LS, Buckshot, Asu, Smif N Wessun, Numbskull, E.D.I. Mean, Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi (06.1996)

Jealous Got Me Strapped – Spice 1, 2Pac

Judgement Day – 2Pac, Dee Tha Mad Bitch, Mopreme, Stretch (1992-1993)

Just Like Daddy – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi, Young Noble (08.12.1996)

Just Watchin’ – 2Pac, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson (02.27.1996)


Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac, The Black Angel (1992)

Killa [Don’t Fuck With A Killah] – Freddie Foxxx, 2Pac, Ray Dogg (1994)

Killing Fields – Young Thugz, 2Pac (1993)

Killuminati – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi (07.08.1996)

Komradz – 2Pac, Storm, E.D.I. Mean, Mussolini, Napolean, Kastro (10.28.1995)

Krazy – 2Pac, Bad Azz (07.22.1996)


Last Ones Left – 2Pac, Napoleon (1996)

Late Night – 2Pac, DJ Quik, Hussein Fatal, Yaki Kadafi (11.13.1995)

Let Em Have It – 2Pac, Val Young, Storm (07.06.1996)

Let Knowledge Drop – 2Pac, Rock T (1988)

Let Them Thangs Go – 2Pac (1993)

Let’s Get It On – Eddie F. & The Untouchables, Heavy D., 2pac, Biggie, Grand Puba, Spunk Bigga

Let’s Get It On (Ready 2 Rumble) – 2Pac (09.05.1996)

Let’s Get It On (Ready 2 Rumble) (Reels) – 2Pac (09.05.1996)

Letter 2 My Unborn – 2Pac (1996)

Letter To The President – 2Pac, EDI. Syke, Kastro (02.22.1996)

Lie To Kick It – 2Pac, Richie Rich (1993)

Life Goes On – 2Pac, Stacy Smailie (10.23.1995)

Life Of A Outlaw – 2Pac, Bo-Roc, Young Noble, E.D.I. Mean, Kastro, Napoleon (07.02.1996)

Life’s So Hard – Hard On a Nigga – 2Pac (08.08.1994)

Lil Homies – 2Pac, Napoleon, Kastro, Danny Boy, Val Young, E.D.I. Mean (03.07.1996)

Lord Knows – 2Pac, Natasha Walker (08.09.1994)

Lost Souls – 2Pac, Young Noble, E.D.I. Mean (07.17.1996)

Loyal To The Game – 2Pac, Treach, Riddler (02.21.1994)


M.O.B – 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Mopreme, Big Syke, Yaki Kadafi (10.28.1995)

Made Niggas – 2Pac, Napoleon, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I. Mean, Kastro, Yaki Kadafi (04.23.1996)

Mama’s Just A Little Girl – 2Pac (02.26.1996)

Me & My Girlfiend – 2Pac, Virginia Slim (06.27.1996)

Me Against The World – 2Pac, Puff Johnson, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I. Mean (09.24.1994)

Military Mindz – 2Pac, Cocoa Brovas, Buckshot (06.19.1996)

Minnie The Moocher – 2Pac, Ray Luv (1989)

My Block – 2Pac (1994)

My Closest Road Dogs – 2Pac, Big Syke (02.13.1996)

My Homeboyz – 2Pac (07.1996)

N.I.G.G.A – 2Pac, Mocedes, Mouse Man (1992)


Never B Peace – 2Pac, Marvaless, Storm, Danny Boy (01.31.1996)

Never Be Beat – 2Pac (1989-1990)

Never Call U Bitch Again – 2Pac, Danny Boy (06.1996)

Never Had A Friend Like Me – 2Pac (02.04.1996)

Nigga Named Troublesome – 2Pac (1992)

Niggaz Done Changed – Richie Rich, 2Pac (1996)

Niggaz In Tha Pen – 2Pac, Mouse Man & The Wycked (1992)

Niggaz Nature – 2Pac, Val Young (07.06.1996)

No More Pain – 2Pac (12.18.1995)

No Parts of Dis -2Pac (1991)

Nothing But Love – 2Pac (1993)

Nothing To Lose – 2Pac, YN-Vee (08.13.1994)

Nothing To Lose (Reels) – 2Pac, YN-Vee (08.13.1994)

NY ’87 (Now That’s Dissin’) – Tha Dogg Pound, Deadly Threat, 2Pac (12.14.1995)

NY ’87 (Now That’s Dissin’) (Reels) – Tha Dogg Pound, Deadly Threat, 2Pac (12.14.1995)


Old School – 2Pac (09.26.1994)

One Day At A Time – Spice 1, 2Pac, LP, Headstrong (1996)

Only Fear of Death – 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I. Mean, Kastro (06.11.1996)

Only God Can Judge Me – 2Pac, Rappin’ 4-Tay (12.06.1995)

Only Move 4 The Money – Daz Dillinger, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Bad Azz (1996)

Only Move 4 The Money (Reels)– Daz Dillinger, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Bad Azz (1996)

Open Fire – 2Pac, Akshun (1994)

Out On Bail – 2Pac, AB (1994)

Out The Moon (Boom, Boom, Boom) – Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Tray Deee, Soopafly (1996)

Outlaw – 2Pac, Rah Rah, Young Hollywood, K-Dog, Big Malcolm, Mutah (1994)

Outlaw Immortal – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I Mean, Mussolini (01.10.1996)

Outlaw Immortal (Reels) – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I Mean, Mussolini (01.10.1996)


Pac’s Life – 2Pac (07.29.1996)

Pain – 2Pac, Stretch (1994)

Panther Power – 2Pac, Ryan D, Ray Luv (1988)

Papa’z Song – 2Pac, Poppi, Wycked (1992)

Pass The 40 – Raw Fusion, Money B, Pee Wee, 2pac, Saafir, Big Stretch, Mac-Mone, D the Poet, 151, Bulldog (1991-1992)

Peep Game (Part II) – 2Pac, Stretch (1994)

Peep Game (Part II) (Master Reels) (Unreleased) – 2Pac, Stretch (1994)

Picture Me Rollin – 2Pac, Danny Boy, Syke, CPO (11.26.1995)

Play Ya Cards Right – 2Pac, Michel’le, Tyrone Wrice, Mussolini, Komani, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi (01.10.1996)

Po Nigga Blues – 2Pac (1993)

Pour Out a Lil Liquor – 2Pac (1994)

R U Still Down – 2Pac (1994)


Rather Be Ya Nigga – 2Pac, Richie Rich, Puff Johnson, Ebony (10.28.1995)

Ready 4 Whatever – 2Pac, Big Syke (1994)

Real Bad Boyz – Assassin, 2Pac, Dee Tha Mad Bitch (1993)

Reincarnation – 2Pac, Lemika, Kastro, E.D.I. Mean & Hussein Fatal (06.10.1996)

Resist The Temptation – 2Pac (1991)

Revenge of the Lunatic – 2Pac, Money B (1991)

Ride 4 Me – 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Kurupt, Scarr-lo (1995)

Run Tha Streetz – 2Pac, Michel’le, Mutah, Storm (10.31.1995)

Runnin’ (Dying to Live) – 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G

Runnin’ (From the Police) – 2Pac, Young Hollywood, K-Dogg, Big Malcolm, Buju Banton, Stretch, The Notorious B.I.G. (08.12.1994)

Runnin’ On E – 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Yaki Kadafi, Young Noble, Nutt-so (1996)


Salsa Con Soulfood – Funky Aztecs, 2Pac, Merciless, T.M.D., Money B. (1992)

Same Song – Digital Underground, 2Pac (1990)

Scared Straight – 2Pac, Ray Luv (1991)

Secrets Of War – 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Yaki Kadafi, Young Noble (1996)

Set It Off – 2Pac, Jewell, Asu, Tek, Capital LS, Greg Nice, Buckshot (06.19.1996)

Shit Don’t Stop – 2Pac, YN-Vee, Macadoshis, Rated R, Mopreme, Big Syke (1994)

Shorty Wanna Be a Thug – 2Pac (12.18.1995)

Skandalouz – 2Pac, Nate Dogg (11.24.1995)

Skank Wit’ U – Don Jagwarr, 2Pac (1994)

Slippin’ Into Darkness – Funky Aztecs, 2Pac, Merciless, Sapo-Loco

Smile – Scarface, 2Pac, Johnny P (1996)

So Many Tears – 2Pac, Thug Life, Stretch (1994)

Something 2 Die 4 – 2Pac (1992)

Soon As I Get Home – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi (12.13.1995)

Souljah’s Revenge – 2Pac (1992)

Soulja’s Story – 2Pac (1991)

St. Ides Commercial – 2Pac, Snoop Dogg (1993, 1996)

Starin Through My Rear View – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi (05.02.1996)

Staring Through My Rear View (Master Reels) – 2Pac, E.D.I, Yaki Kadafi (05.02.1996)

Static – 2Pac (1989)

Still Ballin’ – 2Pac, Kurupt (12.18.1995)

Still Don’t Give A Fuck – 2Pac (1991)

Still I Rise – 2Pac, Big Syke, Yaki Kadafi, Hussein Fatal (10.19.1995)

Str8 Ballin’ – 2Pac (1994)

Street Fame – 2Pac (07.29.1996)

Street Life – Snoop Dogg, Val Young, Prince Ital Joe, 2Pac (03.03.1996)

Sucka 4 Love – 2Pac, G-Money, Killa (1994)


Tattoo Tears – 2Pac, Young Noble, Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi, Kastro (03.30.1996)

Tear Drops & Closed Caskets – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Napoleon, E.D.I. Mean, Kastro, Nate Dogg (02.22.1996)

Tearz Of A Clown – 2Pac (1991)

Temptations – 2Pac (08.06.1994)

Temptations (Master Reels) – 2Pac (08.06.1994)

Terror on the Tables – 2Pac, Darren Bastfield (1987)

That’s My Man Throwing Down – 2Pac, Darren Bastfield (1987)

The Case of the Misplaced Mic – 2Pac, DJ Dizzy (1989)

The DFLO Shuttle – Digital Underground, 2Pac (1991)

The Fight [Road to Glory] – 2Pac (03.14.1996)

The Good Die Young – 2Pac, Val Young, Napoleon, Young Noble, Kastro, E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble (22.07.1996)

The Heat – 2Pac, Stretch, Keith Murray, Am Alive (30.11.1994)

The Lunatic – 2Pac (1991)

The Realest Killaz – 2Pac, 50 Cent

The Way We Swing – Digital Underground, 2Pac (1990)

There U Go – 2Pac, Nanci Fletcher, Mussolini, Kastro, E.D.I. Mean, Mr. Malik (10.24.1995)

They Don’t Give a Fuck About Us – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Kastro, Yaki Kadafi, Napoleon (04.15.1996)

They’re Tryin’ To Kill Me – 2Pac; 3X Krazy

Things R Changing – 2Pac (03.08.1996)

This Ain’t Livin – 2Pac (03.14.1996)

This Life I Lead- 2Pac, Gonzoe, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nutt-so (04.24.199)

Throw Ya Hands Up – 2Pac, Killa, Moe Z, Ronnie Love (11.1994)

Thug 4 Life – 2Pac (1993)

Thug Life ’93 – 2Pac, Big Syke, Prince Ital Joe (1993)

Thug Life ’95 – Dramacydal, 2Pac (1995)

Thug Luv – Bizzy Bone, 2Pac, Sylk-E-Fyne (1996)

Thug N U Thug N Me – 2Pac, Jewell (03.11.1996)

Thug Nigga – 2Pac, Capital LS, ASU, Greg Nice (06.1996)

Thug Passion – 2Pac, Jewell, Kastro, Napoleon, E.D.I. Mean, Storm (11.29.1995)

Thug Style – 2Pac (1993)

Thugz Get Lonely Too – 2Pac, Rated R (1993)

Thugz Mansion – 2Pac (02.02.1996)

Time 2 Get My Drank On – 2Pac, YN-Vee (1993-1994)

To Live & Die In L.A – 2Pac, Val Young (07.17.1996)

Tongue Kissin’ – 2Pac (04.15.1996)

Too Late Playa – 2Pac, Queen, Danny Boy, Big Daddy Kane, Hammer, Nutt-so (04.1996)

Too Tight – 2Pac, Nanci Fletcher (1996)

Toss It Up – 2Pac, Danny Boy, KCi & JoJo, Aaron Hall (06.07.1996)

Tradin War Stories – 2Pac, Kastro, E.D.I. Mean, C-Bo, Napoleon, Storm (11.28.1995)

Trapped – 2Pac (1991)

Troublesome ’96 – 2Pac (04.08.1996)

Trump Tight – 2Pac, Capital LS, Asu, Greg Nice (06.17.1996)


U Can Be Touched – 2Pac, Bo-Roc, Napoleon, E.D.I. Mean, Kastro, Young Noble, Yaki Kadafi (04.24.1996)

U Can Call – 2Pac, Puff Johnson) (10.27.1995)

U Don’t Have 2 Worry – 2Pac, Storm, Young Noble, Kastro, Yaki Kadafi (03.07.1996)

U Don’t Wanna Battle – 2Pac, Ryan D (1990)

Unconditional Love – 2Pac, Nanci Fletcher (1996)

Until The End Of Time – 2Pac, Sixx-Nine (02.19.1996)

Untouchable – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I. Mean (06.10.1996)

Untouchable (Freestyle) – 2Pac (1996)

Untouchables – 2Pac, Bad Azz, Snoop Doggy Dogg, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi (05.31.1996)

Uppercut – 2Pac (1993-1994)


Wanted Dead Or Alive – 2Pac, Snoop Dogg (1996)

War Games -2Pac, Napoleon, E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble, Yaki Kadafi (1996)

War Games (Master Reels) – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble, Yaki Kadafi & Napoleon (08.1996)

Watch Ya Mouth – 2Pac (07.19.1996)

Welcome 2 Death Row – Danny Boy, 2Pac, Michel’le, Stacie Smallie (10.30.1995)

What Goes On – 2Pac, M.A.T.W. (1992)

What U Won’t Do 4 Love – 2Pac, Pee Wee, Kush, Ryan D, Kendrick, Klark Gable, Shock G, The Underground Railroad

What’s Next – 2Pac, Prince Ital Joe, Natasha Walker, Mopreme, Big Syke (11.16.1995)

What’z Ya Phone # – 2Pac, Danny Boy (11.16.1995)

When I Get Free II – 2Pac (1994)

When I Get Free (Death Row Remix) (1996)

When I Get Free (1992)

When Thugz Cry – 2Pac, Nanci Fletcher (02.02.1996)

When We Ride – 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Kastro, Napoleon, Mussolini, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi, Komani (10.27.1995)

When We Ride On Our Enemies – 2Pac (03.07.1996)

Where Do We Go From Here – 2Pac, Y.N.V (1994)

Where Ever U R – 2Pac, Big Daddy Kane (03.07.1996)

Where U Been – 2Pac, Danny Boy, Mussolini, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I. Mean (11.06.1995)

Where Will I Be – 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Big Malcolm, K-Dogg, Mutah (1994)

White Man’z World – 2Pac, Darryl Harper (07.12.1996)

Who Do U Believe In – 2Pac, Nanci Fletcher, Yaki Kadafi, Big Pimpin’ (01.22.1996)

Who Do Ya Luv – 2Pac, Stretch (11.01.1993)

Why U Turn On Me – 2Pac (06.10.1996)

Wonda Why They Call U Bitch – 2Pac (10.13.1995)

Words 2 My First Born – 2Pac, Nutt-so (03.08.1996)

World Dont Take Me Personally – Swoop G, 2Pac, 2 Scoops (1993)

World Wide (Remix) – Outlawz, Bosko, 2Pac, T-Low, Crysis

World Wide Dime Peace – 2Pac, Queen, Capital LS, Greg Nice, Asu, Snoop Doggy Dogg (06.15.1996)

World Wide Mob Figga – 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble, Napoleon, Ta’He

World Wide Stampede – O.F.T.B., Kurupt, Yaki Kadafi, 2Pac (03.31.1996)

Wussup Wit The Luv – Digital Underground, 2Pac (1993)


Ya Own Style – 2Pac, Greg Nice, E.D.I Mean, Young Noble (06.14.1996)

RZA Explain Why Tupac Was More Dangerous MC Than Biggie

RZA Explain Why Tupac Was More Dangerous MC Than Biggie

The question “who?” involving in it The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur aged in time like a bottle of good old wine and will probably stay like this forever. So, the day has come and RZA had to “choose” between Tupac and Biggie.

The different tastes for music around the world gave birth to probably the most asked question – Biggie or Tupac.

RZA got his opinion on that one. In his recent interview with The Art Of Dialogue YouTube channel, Wu-Tang’s legend chopped it up with the host and explained why Tupac is “probably more dangerous than Big“.

You go to Pac, once again, immaculate voice, but what Pac had, I think, was a way of touching us in all of our emotions,” RZA said. “Like, Pac had the power to infuse your emotional thought, like ‘Brenda Has a Baby,’ ‘Dear Mama,’ but then he had the power to arouse the rebel in you. You know?” he added.

And those two things — actually, he was probably more dangerous than Big“, RZA says in the video. “Notorious B.I.G., we could party with him, to this day we’re still … but Pac, we’re probably, going to point, he was more going into the Malcolm X of things and society fears that,” the rap vet added.

You can watch the video on The Art Of Dialogue Instagram page.

Source: Allraps.com

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David McLean on His Unseen Tupac Photos in Milano, 1996

Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean
Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean

The Scottish street photographer captured the musician on his way out of a 1996 Versace show, just three months before his death. After keeping the shots hidden for decades, he’s now ready to break open his archives.

In 1995, Tupac Shakur was a supernova. The West Coast rapper was already seen as one of world’s most influential musicians, with an impressive array of bestselling politically-charged albums, as well as a fledgling Hollywood acting career. He was also being warmly embraced by the fashion world – namely Gianni Versace, who had personally invited Shakur to walk in his Autumn/Winter 1996 show.

Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean
Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean

Around the same time, David McLean was living in Milan. The Scotland-born street photographer had been taking candids of the city’s high fashion elite, snapping supermodels and celebrities – from Kate Moss and Stella Tennant, to Elton John and Sophia Loren – as they caroused around the Golden Rectangle. “I’m a self-taught street photographer, I’m obsessed with trying to take pictures of people,” he tells AnOther. “I’ve always just done my own thing.”

It was while doing this that he ran into a leather-clad Tupac, fresh off the Versace catwalk, wandering the streets of Milan. Despite his fame, the rapper walked through the city almost unrecognised, with just one bodyguard, seemingly lost in his own thoughts. Seizing the opportunity, McLean took three shots of him on his film camera. He then developed and stored them – unseen – in his star-studded 90s archive.

Three decades on, and McLean is now ready to dust off his collections and share them with the world. His Tupac images are the first to be revealed, with the photographer putting at least one on the market as an NFT. The first, pictured above, sold almost immediately for over $1,500 – and he has plans to slowly reveal more. Here, he talks AnOther through his never-before-seen collection.

“I’ve always loved photography; probably more than photography has liked me. I first picked up the camera in the 90s, just after I moved to Milan. I had finished my degree and was working as an English teacher there. I had always had an obsession with photography, and I wanted to be involved in making images, but I just couldn’t work out how to do it because – and this is terrible for a photographer to say – I’m not very technically minded. Learning about F-stops and darkroom development, it’s just not me. I just wanted to be out on the street taking photos.

“At the same time I was in Milan, it was just fashion. It was a very naive period, the 90s. Everybody was out and there wasn’t much security: you’d see Donatella Versace, Gianni Versace, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, all the supermodels just running around the street. They wouldn’t do that now, they’d be getting driven everywhere. But if you knew where to look then, you saw them.

Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean
Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean

“The main area I used to hang out, with my camera, was Milan’s Golden Rectangle. Every time there were fashion shows – whether it was the men’s or women’s – I would always go out with my camera and just try and take pictures. And it was amazing. I always used to try and gate crash fashion shows, which I often managed to do. You could just get in anywhere through blagging. I walked into Tom Ford’s first Gucci show – they just let me in because I spoke English, which was ridiculous. I just don’t think people knew who anybody was.

“The Versace shows always had the best guests. Milan was a rock and roll circus, and Versace was always at the top of it. I knew Tupac was in town and would be walking in the show, so I just waited outside to get his picture. And sure enough, afterwards, he came down the road – Via Gesù – with one bodyguard, wearing this incredible leather outfit. At the time, Tupac was famous in America but he wasn’t really famous in Italy. But some people just have an aura, they stand out from the crowd. Tupac was very sexy, very attractive: he was wearing this fierce Versace waistcoat with his tattoos and beautiful eyelashes. That’s what the aura was. I ran after him, and I got three shots.

“I developed them and noticed that, in one of the images, he looked very pensive. And it did make me wonder what he was thinking about. He’d just walked the show, and then he’d left. A few months later, he was dead.

Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean
Tupac Shakur, Milano, 1996 Photography by David McLean

“I didn’t really think anything of it at the time. I just archived the images. I sat on them. And then, of course, the Tupac legend grew and grew and grew over the years. And I thought I needed to do something with it, to show people, because he’s really revered by his fans. So I just decided to make it an NFT, just to put it out there and see what response I would get. And as soon as I put it up, it sold.

“The most interesting and moving thing about it all was the response that I got on Instagram. I just saw how much love the fans, and all these kids, had for him. Someone also reposted it with a really moving comment: ‘you think pictures are not important, wait until that’s all you have left of somebody’.

“I’m still on the street taking photos today. I don’t ask for permission. I’m scared sometimes that people will challenge me, but I just have to do it. It’s like an obsession. It’s bigger than me. If I see something that I want to record, I have to take a photo. And I think the Tupac image is a perfect example of that: if I hadn’t taken it, then that would be a shame because it’s a great image for Tupac fans, and for all the people who love him.”

You can see more of David McLean’s work on his Instagram, or view his NFT profile here.

Source: anothermag

Candyman 187 Talks About The Havenotz Group and The Savior Tupac


Even many die-hard Tupac Shakur fans do not know that before the legendary artist’s passing he created a group for himself, childhood friend Yaki Kadafi, and a then 13-year-old ‘Pac christened Candyman 187. The trio was collectively known as The Havenotz.

Tha Havenotz were started by, and included, Tupac Shakur and Yaki Kadafi along with Candyman 187. After the deaths of Tupac and Kadafi in 1996, the group’s development ground to a halt.

Since then Candyman 187 and Yaasmyn Fula (mother of Yaki Kadafi) have been working toward rebuilding and reuniting Tha Havenotz. Also a huge contributor and part of the management team is Leila Steinberg, Tupac’s original manager.

Lead by Tupac’s ‘little brother’ Candyman 187, Tha Havenotz are a group of talented rap artists, writers and producers who are concerned about the messages being relayed through today’s hip-hop and rap.

Many of the group members are pioneers of hip-hop and rap bringing back the “REAL” issues that affect those who listen to their lyrics. From politics to social stigmas, Tha Havenotz have focused their message on today’s struggles which are similar to the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s, The Black Panther Movement of the 70’s and the Crack and AIDS epidemic of the 80’s.

Most recently in 2004, Candyman 187 was able to introduce a new generation of Havenotz who continue where the original group left off. The new Havenotz are a fusion of the young and the old. The revamped group consists of Candyman 187, Storm, Shock G, and Money B.

Tha Havenotz “Family Tree” consists of other well known rappers and individuals such as Leila Steinberg, Freehand Profit, Tim Armstrong, Jona, Paul Zero, Nicholas “Nickerish” Bradley, Zach Bursch, Akiyele, Justin A. aka Broly, Pat’s Justice, The Circle (Rich Stites, Bibi McGill, Odie, Aaron, and TJ), Mg, Assassin, S-Endz aka Turi, Mopreme Shakur, Ant D.O.G, Hussein Fatal, Taje, Treach (Naughty By Nature), NoName aka Gold Fronts, 2 Fly Eli, B. Willz, 923, Macadoshis, Division X, Funktasticz, Da Noses, Yo Yo, George Clinton, Stephen Dunn, OG Pee Wee, 50 Niggaz, Mutulu Shakur, and Sekou Odinga.

Candyman 187 is equal parts street poet, gangster rapper and sinner on his way to Hip Hop sainthood. He has taken in the dreamers, hustlers and talents that society labels black sheep, the degenerates and the hopeless. He has been able to stay ahead of the artistic curve of an ever-changing pop culture by being true to himself. With a team of artists, musicians and producers behind him by the name of The Havenotz, which believes in loyalty, family, and changing the world, Candyman 187 is set to bring a new era to Hip-Hop.

The group has taken L.A by storm with shows that rival most big name tours; they have show-goers amazed and coming back for more. Not your typical MC and DJ setup, Candyman 187 outshined national headliners with a 13 piece live band making sure that every last sound was heard and felt. He proves to be an unstoppable force even before his first major release. Having won Album of the Year and Artist of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards, the Havenotz prove that old school Hip-Hop still has a strong force in the Hip-Hop industry.

“If you know about Thug Life, it stood for ‘The Hate You Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody,’ and we were supposed to be the infants, we were supposed to be the lost generation,” explained the now 27-year-old Candyman of The Havenotz to HipHopDX on Wednesday (July 27th). “It was like, when they talk about society the best way to judge our society is by its children. And, I was the child. So it was like, Look at these children, and look at what you’ve put them through, and look at how they’re being raised.”

Candyman 187 Explains Meeting Tupac Shakur As A Youth

Candyman was raised in Los Angeles, California but made frequent trips to visit family on the east coast. And because of a familial connection, he first met Tupac as a troublesome 10 year-old.

“[I was] just doing a lot of stupid things,” he recalled of the juvenile hell he was raising circa 1993, “and we all shared a lot of the same family members and people just kinda brought us together over time. And Tupac knew I had came from a pretty crazy background, and my life was pretty hectic. And he saw I guess – I’m speaking from what the elders have told me, is that he felt that he saw a lot of him in me, and that kinda drew him to me.”

The ‘Pac influence is clearly evident in Candyman’s recent video, “Show Em All.”

“He was a big brother, a father figure, a mentor and a teacher,” said Candyman of Tupac’s role in his life during his wonder years. “If it wasn’t for him and Kadafi, I wouldn’t be here. And I’ll always appreciate them and love them for that, but I feel like at this point in my life everything I’m doing, every step I take, every move I make, everything I do is in their memory but at the same time you won’t hear a lot of songs where I’m like, ‘This is dedicated to Tupac.’ Or, ‘This is dedicated to Kadafi.’ ‘Cause, I feel like my whole life is dedicated to them. Everything I do is representing them. And the best way I can show them love and respect is by growing up and being successful.”

While an unofficial Havenotz EP was compiled and released by fans in 2009 from loose tracks Candyman recorded in recent years and let leak to the ‘Net, 187 is hesitant to let loose of the original Havenotz music that was recorded in the mid-‘90s.

“It’ll come out eventually,” he explained, “but like I said, my biggest thing is I don’t want my career and my name to be based on it. … I wanna be remembered as Candyman, not ‘Tupac’s Candyman.’ For me I feel like every teacher wants the student to surpass them, or at least meet ‘em at the level they expected from them. And I don’t think I can do that by being in his shadow, or releasing the music we did, or putting him on every song I do.”

“On the Internet a lotta cats will be like, ‘Oh, he’s ridin’ off of ‘Pac’s name,’” he added. “And people that know me know that’s [as] far from the truth as it could be. I’m big into books and philosophy, and [in] The 48 Laws of Power one of the things it says is you don’t ever wanna be in somebody so great’s shadow that you can’t get out of it. And that was my thing, I never wanted to be Tupac’s robot. ‘Cause I don’t think that’s what Tupac expected of me. He expected all of us to go out there and be our own men. That’s why he treated us [like men] and taught us the things that he did over time was so we could go out there and make a living for ourselves.”

While Candyman promises the original Havenotz music will eventually see the light of day, and that a new lineup of The Havenotz will soon release music, his first priority is his first official solo project in the more than 15 years since his early recordings with Tupac.

“My life kinda took a spiral after a few things, and I had to get my head right,” he explained to DX of the delay in getting his first formal product ready for release, his daring double-disc debut, If Tomorrow Never Comes: Chasing The Pain (due online and in stores this fall.)

“I was talking to basically a person that’s like my mother, Yaasmyn Fula,” he explained of the origins of his album title. “That was Kadafi’s mom. I was talking to her and she was like, ‘One of my favorite quotes was always James Dean’s

‘live as if you will die today, and dream as if you will live forever.’

… And she was like, ‘You know you always live your life – all you boys, all my sons always lived your life like tomorrow was never coming.’ And I was like, ‘Well, coming from where we came from, and going through the things we did, tomorrow was never promised to us.”

Candyman 187 Explains How Snoop Dogg Helped Him After Years Apart

A self-admitted “gamble” for a first album, Candyman’s 24-song platter will be a safer bet for consumers to put their money on thanks to appearances from established names like Jim Jones, E-40, Yo-Yo, Digital Underground, and legendary funksters George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. The album’s lead single, the Electro-driven “High Off The Fame,” features a surprisingly high-profile cameo from Snoop Dogg.

“From back in the day, with my relationship with Tupac, [I] already had a relationship with Snoop [Dogg],” explained Candyman of how he collared the doggfather for his first official single produced by longtime Snoop sound provider Meech Wells. “So, it seemed like it was the only right way to go for the first single. And being an artist from California, and from Los Angeles, I wanted to rep the west coast without hatin’ on any other side of the world.”

“It surprised me, to be honest with you,” he added of Snoop’s appearance, “’cause I hadn’t talked to him or seen him in years. And to see him be as humble as he was, and as cool about it as he was, was really cool. And after me and him really had a good sit-down talk he was like, ‘I really feel like you’re doing a lot for the west coast … and I wanna show you love and support you however I can.’”

Another artist that grew from the N.W.A. family tree has shown his love and support to Candyman 187: one of the original members of N.W.A.’s posse who a few years later would top the charts with his smooth smash “Knockin’ Boots,” a hit ironically produced by Johnny J, the now deceased former lead producer for Tupac.

“I do,” replied 187 when asked if he gets mistaken for the original Candyman. “That’s part of the reason why ‘Pac put the 187 in the name when he gave it to me. … I do get confused for him. And much love and respect to him. That dude put it down before I ever could, so I always gotta give it up to people that were here before me. … I ran into him at a show I did with Digital Underground and we talked about it and it was all cool.”

Memberz of Tha Havenotz

Original Members
* 2Pac aka Makaveli
* Yaki Kadafi
* Candyman 187

New Members
* Candyman 187
* Storm
* Shock G
* Tazzreena
* Mac Mall
* Ray Luv
* Hussein Fatal
* Mopreme
* D.L.E.MM.A
* Treach
* Majesty Of Live Squad
* Money-B
* Numskull
* Yukmouth
* Saafir
* Nickerish
* S-Endz aka Turi
* Ant D.O.G.
* Freehand Profit
* Akiyele Seals
* Pat’s Justice
* DJ Wicked from STN Prod.
* Darren Pitts
* Mr. Loco of Wize Guyz Global

Former Members
* Donny Rizzo

AllHipHop.com: Who’s presently in Tha Havenotz?

Candyman 187: It’s me, Shock G., Money B., Donnie Rizzo, Storm, Ray Luv, and Mac Mall. We also have extended family, Treach from Naughty by Nature, Mutulu and Afeni Shakur, Fatal Hussein, and a couple of other brothers from back in the day.

AllHipHop.com: Who were the founding members?

Candyman 187: It was originally me, Tupac, and Yaki Khadafi.

AllHipHop.com: The album was originally scheduled to come out before Pac’s death. After the tragedy, the project was put on hold, but what took so long to get it out?

Candyman 187: I was like 13 when Pac died – now I’m 22. After Pac and Kadafi passed, my world came crumbling down. Pac was like a brother to me. He took me in as a kid. It all took a lot out of me. I was like, ”F**k the Rap game.” But I always credit Dr. Mutlu Shakur, Yaasmyn Fula [Khadafi’s mom], and Moreen Shakur as being people that lifted me up again. They were like, ”This meant too much to Pac. He did this for you. You can’t give it up now. You’re the only surviving member, so you go to get back on it to really do it.” Everyone was down to get on and help me with it. It became the dream that Pac originally had for it.

AllHipHop.com: Being that young, how did you and Pac first hook up?

Candyman 187: To cut a long story short, I was doing a lot of dumb stuff when I was a kid. People that knew Pac or even fans know what he called, ”Candy.” During our first meeting, he was like, ”Oh, so you must be the Candy Man?” The ”187,” came later because there was another cat, ”Knock’n booty Candy Man,” doing his thing, so we changed it.

At the time, I used to write poetry. Pac was the most humble man that I had ever met. He was like, ”Yo, I heard that you do poetry? Let me hear it.” I read a little of it for him and then he told me to rap it. I said that I couldn’t rap. He said what do you think my rapping is? That’s my poetry. You have to put feelings into it. He took me aside and over the course of time, showed me how to rap. Pac was a teacher. I guess he took a liking to me. He took me in as a little brother and became that role model for me.

AllHipHop.com: How did the project come together?

Cm187: The idea for the Havenotz was around as far back as the Digital [Underground] days. On ”Holla If You Hear Me,” the original version that was not released, Pac shouted out to the Havenotz. He said, ”5-0 can’t fade the Havenotz.’‘ His idea was there. We were the young cats that really didn’t give a fk. We were the wild bunch. When he said, “T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.: The Hate that U Give Little Infants F*ks Everybody.” We were those little infants. It was me, Pac and [Khadafi]. We were gonna be the craziest cats out there. Plus we had Thug Life and Outlawz backing us. Who was gonna f**k with us?

AllHipHop.com: In reviving Tha Havenotz, Shock G has been very instrumental. Tell me about how that happened?

Candyman 187: I ran into him two years back at a Tupac birthday bash that I had put together. It was also a Prisoners of War fundraiser for Pac’s step-father, Dr. Mutulu Shakur. I ran into him and Money B. We vibed off of each other and when I got back into the Rap game, they was like, ”What do you need brother?” Everybody that was real family to Pac, felt that they need to protect me, like they have to do for me what they couldn’t do for him at times. Shock, Money and the rest of the crew have created a wall around me. They have always watched out for me. When I was working on the solo album, they would give me advice. They’re family to me.

AllHipHop.com: What’s the name of your solo album and when will it be available?

Candyman 187: I’m putting out a solo album along with the group album. The group album should be out in the later end of the summer. My solo should be out in a week or so. I haven’t decided on a title yet, but it will most likely be called, The End of the Line. Shock did a remix of ”So many Tears.” We changed up the beat a little bit, so it’s not even called that anymore. It’s a dedication track.

AllHipHop.com: What about the Havenotz project?

Candyman 187: My solo and the Havnotz, right now were looking for the right label and the right offer. It’s not just the money, but about freedom. We don’t want to be on a label that limits what we say and what we do. Coming from where we come from and this whole thing being Pac’s baby, it’s gotta be better than just the average album.

AllHipHop.com: Are the original Havenotz tracks still intact or have you changed them since?

Candyman 187: There are a couple of surprises in store for you all. It won’t be out anytime soon, but definitely some surprises.

AllHipHop.com: Okay, okay. So, was the media-hyped persona the same Pac that you knew?

Candyman 187: No, not at all. The Pac that I knew was a very loving and caring person. He was truthful and a times a serious person, a teacher. The media personified the image of Pac when they had him almost, cased up. Pac didn’t come out to war with the world. It wasn’t until the world came at him, did he go right back at them. That’s Panther principals, but for any man really. Pac wasn’t about to let anyone say anything about him and get away with it. The rapper Pac was Tupac the rapper. Tupac the person, was different than what everyone saw him as. He was a real thug; he was a real dude and wouldn’t back down from anyone. But there was also a loving and caring side that made him come to a cat-like me and others that were coming up. He was a celebrity, but also made time to call, talk or drop food off at my house. That was the Pac that I knew. He was the same person that told me that thugs cry. Real men don’t, but thugs do. The love was his essence. He put money in my hand and made me promise to graduate. He put his chain around my neck saying, ”Keep this, you’re a Havenot.” It’s a part of me.

AllHipHop.com: What are some misconceptions that people have about Pac?

CM: Like [the way] Ali boxed, Pac rapped to get his point across. He was very articulate, but he knew for him to reach the world and other cats in the street he would have to be their CNN. He was an educated as hell. You could sit down and have a conversation with him about any subject and he would probably know more than you. He was a thug; he wasn’t backing down from anyone. He used to say that they can take everything away from you, but not your mind. That’s something that I will always remember til’ the day that I pass. I give thanks and praise to him for that.

AllHipHop.com: I really want to focus on Pac’s final days. Firstly, was Tha Havenotz project supposed to come out through Death Row? There’s speculation over Pac’s focus at the end of his life?

Candyman 187: I don’t know. As far as I know, it was supposed to be released on Makaveli Records. We have nothing but for love for Death Row, but none of us were artists for them.

AllHipHop.com: How do you feel about Suge’s use of Pac’s persona after his death?

Candyman 187: That’s what Pac would have wanted. Pac would want his music out there. Suge was around Pac a lot when he was on Death Row. I love both albums that they put out. They’ve put out a lot of good albums. To me, that’s him honoring Pac. That’s Suge paying his respects. To make sure that what Pac would want out there, is out there. Someone recently asked me if I thought that Pac had changed when he joined up with Death Row. I told him, ”No. Pac changed when he got shot and sent to jail. Death Row probably added on an extra year to his life. Them getting him out of jail and added on some extra life to him. Suge loved Pac. They were live together. You can’t take that from anyone. They held him down when the world was against him.” Thug Life, Death Row, the Outlawz, and Havenotz were with him. We were like, ”We’re gonna ride or die with this cat.”

AllHipHop.com: How will you continue to educate on Pac’s legacy?

Candyman 187: We’re about to put this book out to show that even at birth, Pac and [deceased Outlaw member] Yak [Khadafi] were inseparable. They went through everything together. They couldn’t be separated for too long. Two months after Pac passed, Yak did as well. It will be called, The King and the Prince: the Legacy and Life of Tupac Shakur and Yaki Fula. We went through a lot of old pictures. It’s pictures that you may have seen and a lot that you haven’t. People will get to view inside their lives and at the same time get a little history about it. It’ll be a cool book. It should be out in a few weeks.

AllHipHop.com: That’s s dope. I know a lot of people would be into reading something like that. I would say mothers and the youth. They can read it with their kids that are into the rawer side. It will show balance.

Candyman 187: That’s the thing that people don’t realize about Pac. He was versatile. He could release a song like, ”Brenda’s Got a Baby,” but then at the same time release something completely different. People don’t touch on his loving and caring side. They really need to look at those things. Pac was as real as he could be. He even said it himself, that he wasn’t the best rapper out there, but he was the realest.

That’s how I try to be. All I’m trying to do is be the realest that Candyman I can be. I may not be a real a Tupac. I’m not Tupac. And for those out there that are looking for Pac to come back, well I’m sorry, but I’m not him. I’m going to take the little bit of game that he gave me and use that. I’m gonna take the little bit of game that Shock G, Yaasmyn, Money B and Mutulu gave me and use that. You’re gonna hear that little bit of Pac in me because he taught me to flow, but none of us are him. The Outlawz are out there doing their thing, they love and respect him, but their not going to be him. Same goes for Thug Life. And that’s how you know the realness of the man. None of them changed, they all stayed the same. Even after his death. Now that’s what realness is.

Follow Candyman 187 on Twitter (@Candyman187) and Facebook.

Source: hiphopdx.com

Napoleon: It Was a Rookie Move From Biggie To Release “Who Shot Ya” After Pac Got Shot


Former “Outlawz” member, Napoleon, gave a detailed look at the aftermath of Tupac getting shot at Quad Studios. On the “Art of Dialogue” Youtube channel, the rapper remembered how Pac wanted to get out of the hospital as soon as possible, fearing that the prosecutors would come back to finish the job on him.

Napoleon also recalls Shakur being upset about the rumors that he didn’t get hit with five bullets, but rather only one. The fallen legend would furiously react that people wouldn’t even allow him to suffer in peace.

Napoleon also shared his views on Biggie’s controversial actions in the months after the shooting unfolded. The rapper labeled it a “rookie” move on the B.I.G’s part to release the song “Who Shot Ya” a few months later, particularly since both men were deemed to be good friends at the time.

Hopkins: Death Row Handled Pac wrong, Shakur Was Loyal To Suge Knight


American actor, Jermaine Hopkins, shared his memories on multiple topics, related to his relationship with Tupac. Hopkins rolled back the years to speak in detail about the time when both men were part of the cast, shooting the movie “Bullet”.

Later on, the actor would also remember speaking and having a laugh with Shakur a few hours before the legend was fatally shot in Las Vegas. Jermaine his regret that Pac wasn’t alive today, so as to act as the leader for the new generation of black activists from around the world.

Naturally, Hopkins was also questioned on the rap phenom’s time with Death Row. Jermaine doesn’t believe being part of the major label company was a bad move on its own, but rather claims that Pac was mishandled by the people in whom he placed his trust after managing to escape prison, thanks to Suge Knight.

Jermaine Hopkins: Tupac Would’ve Been More Valuable As An Activist, Rather Than An Actor


American television star and film actor, Jermaine Hopkins, sat down on the “Art of Dialogue” Youtube channel in order to discuss 2Pac’s potential as an actor, had the fallen legend lived on.

Both men shot a couple of movies during their time together and Hopkins admits that Pac managed to get the best out of him through his roles. Although he admits Shakur would probably make it in the film industry, Jermaine has his doubts on whether the decision-makers would’ve allowed it to happen.

The actor did say as well, that Pac would surely be much more valuable to mankind as an activist for black rights since he was a renowned and galvanizing figure, who could make a real difference had it not been for his untimely death.

Hopkins rounded things off by making a very intriguing comparison between Orlando Anderson, the main suspect for the murder of Shakur, and Tupac himself. Jermaine feels Anderson had the same aura around him like Pac did, but without the fame and glory.

Hopkins: Pac Never Wanted To Hate New York, But He Got Nothing In Return For His Love


Famous American actor, Jermaine Hopkins, gave his insight on the rumors of Tupac hating New York City.

On the “Art of Dialogue,” Youtube channel Hopkins rubbished claims about Pac always being volatile towards the town, pointing out that for many years the rap legend was very much fond of NY and never wanted to show disrespect.

Jermaine however added that for all the love that Shakur showed for the city and its people, he got nothing in return and never even received the minimal amount of respect, that was warranted.

Hopkins says that Pac never openly dissed New York when speaking with those close to him, but the tipping point came about when the famous artist’s jewelry was stolen during the shooting of the movie “Juice”, in which Hopkins also played a role.

Jermaine remembers that Shakur couldn’t get over the fact that he got robbed in a city, which he hadn’t disrespected in any way prior to that.

Jermaine Hopkins: Pac Didn’t Turn Into Bishop After The Role, He Was Like That Before Then


Popular American film actor, Jermaine Hopkins, told some fascinating stories from behind the scenes of the shooting of the movie “Juice”.

It’s well known that Tupac was the star of that very production and on the “Art of Dialogue” Youtube channel, Hopkins confirmed that the legendary rapper always had time to help out single mothers with funds and words of encouragement, even if he was in the middle of the making of a scene.

Jermaine recalls Shakur not giving a damn about what the producers would say, showing clearly his humanitarian nature when most needed. 

Hopkins didn’t shy away from debunking the claims that Pac somehow changed after playing the role of Bishop in the upper-mentioned film.

Contrary to that, the actor believes that this was always the rapper’s natural behavior and that people were needlessly offended by the fact that Shakur would take no prisoners when he felt like it. 

Danny Boy: The Police Allowed Pac To Be Killed In Vegas!


Former R&B singer Daniel Steward, better known for his stage name, Danny Boy, gave a spicy personal opinion on why it was allowed for Tupac to be murdered in Vegas in 1996. Danny specifically pointed a finger at the police and the surveillance squads, stating that shootings of that magnitude would normally never be allowed in a city like that, which hosts some of the biggest names in the film and music industry. The former Death Row member is certain that the whole thing was very well orchestrated.

Steward also allowed himself to voice an opinion about the main reason behind the downfall of Suge Knight and Death Row. The former singer explained that Knight would start believing his hype bit by bit, thus cutting out the opportunities for musicians of Danny’s caliber to really hit bigger heights and genuinely bathe in the world of fame and riches.

Danny Boy: Snoop Dogg Never Came To See Pac In The Hospital


Former R&B singer and member of the Death Row Records, Daniel Steward, better known as Danny Boy, shed some light on the rumors that no one really came to visit Tupac in the final days of the rap legend’s life after being shot.

On the “Art of Dialogue,” Youtube channel Danny directly rubbished claims that Snoop Dogg came to check on Pac in the hospital, despite both men allegedly being extremely close. Steward admits to not being around Shakur every day at that time but adds that almost no one from his colleagues at Death Row came in that vital moment.

The ex-R&B singer also took stance on claims that 2Pac’s untimely demise was a direct result of Suge Knight’s gang activity. Danny was quite honest when he said that the actions of Knight had a direct influence on the safety and well-being of everyone, related to the famous record company.

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