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DL: For The People Ent. – Inside Death Row Vol. 2

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For The People Ent. - Inside Death Row Vol. 2 Front Cover
For The People Ent. - Inside Death Row Vol. 2 Front Cover

Inside Death Row Volume 2

Inside Death Row Volume 2 takes you back to the Death Row Records 1995 Christmas party. View the party as it happened with appearances from Jewell, O.F.T.B., The Lady Of Rage, Michel’le, Dr. Dre and more!

DVD Bonuses

Suge behind bars

2Pac’s message from prison

Where are 2Pac’s masters?

Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Performance

Music Videos

Inside Death Row Vol. 1

Inside Death Row Vol. 3

For The People Ent. - Inside Death Row Vol. 2 DVD
For The People Ent. – Inside Death Row Vol. 2 DVD
For The People Ent. - Inside Death Row Vol. 2 Back Cover
For The People Ent. – Inside Death Row Vol. 2 Back Cover

DL: For The People Ent. – Inside Death Row Vol. 1

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Inside Death Row Vol.1
Inside Death Row Vol.1

Tour the office, watch 2Pac as he is shown the booklet for All Eyez On Me for the first time, this thought on wanting to meet Tony Danza at the Grammy Awards, accompany 2Pac and The Outlawz to a photoshoot, and watch as 2Pac and Michel'le are behind the boards in the studio while Jewell lays down the chorus on an unheard 2Pac and MC Hammer song!

Also see exclusive never before seen interviews with 2Pac, Suge Knight, Michel'le, and more! Watch as 2Pac discusses his life only three months after getting bailed out of jail and signed to Death Row Records, hear his comments on Deloris Tucker, Bob Dole, and his label mates Snoop Doggy Dogg and more! Listen in as Suge explains his plans for Death Row and the so-called war with Bad Boy! Also, listen in as Suge Knight and Hammer conversate about his album ''Too Tight'' and how MC Hammer belongs on Death Row Records.

Inside Death Row Vol. 1

Inside Death Row Vol. 2

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DL: E-40 & 2Pac – Practice Lookin Hard (Behind The Scenes) (ISO)

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E-40 & 2Pac - Practice Lookin Hard (Behind The Scenes)
E-40 & 2Pac - Practice Lookin Hard (Behind The Scenes)

Contained on this DVD is some very rare and previously unleaked footage of two legends from the bay. E-40 has always had a very big presence in the North Bay in California, and on September 19, 1993, for his video shoot for ''Practice Lookin'Hard'' (his second video as solo artist) the bay showed love right back. 2pac, Boots, Lil Bruce, B-Legit, D-Shot, Suga-T, and others showed up to support 40, and make cameos in the video. The shooting was an all-day event in a local park, and this approximately 25-minute camcorder footage captures different moments throughout the day. See E-40 arriving on-set, and then 2Pac arriving at the park - his presence causing and instant buzz among and crowd. Follow the camera around the set and lose yourself in the chaos and excitement of a live video shoot that's open the public.

E-40 & 2Pac - Practice Lookin Hard (Behind The Scenes)
E-40 & 2Pac - Practice Lookin Hard (Behind The Scenes)

E-40 & 2Pac - Practice Lookin Hard (Behind The Scenes)
E-40 & 2Pac - Practice Lookin Hard (Behind The Scenes)

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DL: Remembering Makaveli Vol.4 [DVD]

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Remembering Makaveli vol 4
Remembering Makaveli vol 4

DL: Remembering Makaveli Vol.4 [DVD]

DVD Description: Presenting Remembering Makaveli Vol.4 - The Final Installment. After completing volume three we had intended not to put out any additional volumes as most of the truly interesting footage had already been used; however, in light of recent projects by other parties, 2pacshakur.net has decided to push forward with one final installment. The footage was sourced recently from a digital media archive - meaning that most of the material is very high quality (whereas RM1 through RM3 was mostly VHS). There is some overlap between RM1 and the new RM4, however, the quality differential make the duplicated footage much more useful than before. We don't edit, we don't scam, and we don't sell half-full discs. The DVDs are all about two hours each because at two hours they hold the video footage in it's original form. We could easily squeeze all of this material to one DVD but the whole point what we do is quality and nothing here has been reencoded to transcoded. What you get is what we got. Nothing less - ever.

DVD 1 - approx. 2 hours: Animosity, True 2 Life Mini Show
DVD 2 - approx. 2 hours The Dead Homies Freestyle (Full), Thug Life and Death Row Concert, 2Pac Live With Brotherhood Creed, Death Row Vegas Trip, Maryland Thug Life Concert
DVD 3 - approx. 1.5 hours

Remembering Makaveli vol 4
Remembering Makaveli vol 4

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DL: 2Pac – Brothas In The Pen feat. Mopreme Shakur, Mouse Man [Unreleased]

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Brothas In The Pen is a 2Pac song featuring Mopreme Shakur and Mouse Man, recorded on September 27, 1992 and produced by Truman Jefferson.

Here you go the best-remastered version of the song.

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DL: Thug Life Presents… Presidential – The Real First Family [2001][WAV]

Thug Life Presents Presidential - The Real First Family - Front Cover
Thug Life Presents Presidential - The Real First Family - Front Cover

Thug Life Presents Presidential - The Real First Family - Insert
Thug Life Presents Presidential - The Real First Family - Insert

Thug Life Presents Presidential - The Real First Family - Back Cover
Thug Life Presents Presidential - The Real First Family - Back Cover

01. Presidential (Cultjah. Swi, Runer, P-S, Spade, Dreamer)
02. Before Crack Came (Runer, Spade. Swi, Cultjah, P-S, Dreamer)
03 Presidential F.A.T. Mix (Dreamer, Crisis, Runer, Jack Daniels, Swi, Spade, P-S, Cultjah)
04. Gimme/Change My Ways (Swi, Cultjah, Runer, P-S, Dreamer)
05. Easy To Love (Swi, Spade, Runer, P-S, Cultjah, Dreamer)
06. If I Could Sing (Runer, Corey Lane, Swi, Spade, P-S, Low)
07. Lucy (P-S, Runer, Dreamer, Cultjah, Swi, Spade)
08. My Cheese (Runer, Jayo Felony, Supervision)
09. R.I.P. 2-Pac feat. E.D.I., Young Noble
10. Do The Damn Thang feat. Macadoshis
11. It's All A Struggle (Jack Daniels, Dreamer, Runer, Swi)
12. Get Yo Mind Right (Swi, Runer, P-S, Spade, Cultjah)
13. One Style Outta Many (P-S, Cultjah, Spade, Fat Cat, Runer)
14. No Role Model / Life Ain't Apollo (Runer, Cultjah, Swi, P-S, Spade, Jack Daniels)

  • Thug Life's member Rated R is present as Runer.

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Influence Of Rap Music On Adolescent And Children Development

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Influence Of Rap Music On Adolescent Development
Influence Of Rap Music On Adolescent Development

When rap music was slowly gaining popularity, it was a point of concern for parents, especially in India. The improper uses of slurs, slang, banal promotion of drug and alcohol intake, and pornographic elements on its music were severe reasons parents were concerned. Rap for teenagers could even be considered dangerous for illustrating harmful and ultra-glamorous delusions or fantasies.

But slowly, with the coursework of the evolution of rap songs and their lyrics, the scenario has changed to a great extent. Now along with the adverse effects, rap music has evolved with various positive effects on the psychology of a student or a teenager.

It has bought elements of motivation to follow our passion, aspects of humanity, aspects of protest against oppression, etc. So, there is a lot to learn from rap music as well. Based on this argument, there is a hero side to this genre of music.

But then again, the matter of choice is crucial here. We do not know what exactly can influence a teenager. Nonetheless, with its mixed effects on society, rap music has successfully influenced adolescents. Notably, it is popular among students in different fields of education. All over the world, there is some craze with rap music in every school, college, or university. Research shows that rap music is obvious to impact teenagers more than people of other age groups. 

Rap music has been very impactful in the upbringing of children in modern society. There are essay examples regarding this subject to better understand it in literary terms. For you can convenience, you can take help with essay to know its detailed effects of it. Follow the child development observation paper examples to keep yourself updated on this matter. Such examples and samples are available on reliable websites.

Origin

The origin of rap music shows that it was created mainly by teenagers to influence teenagers.

It started back in the 1970s from South Bronx, NY. Since then, it is slowly gaining popularity. It could spread its course beyond the boundaries of the United States.

Some of the most influential artists are Tupac, Jay-Z, Eminem, Cool Jay, Run DMC, and so on.

Types

Rap music is not that kind of music genre where reading a book will help you know its story behind existence and its types. The type can vary depending on various factors.

However, two main reasons led to the fragmentation of rap music giving birth to a library of its types. The two reasons are the geographical locations and the lyrical contents. The subject of a rap song can range in so many different subjects. It can range from religion, secularism, atheism, love, hatred, crime, alcoholism, drug promotions, sex, wealth, loss, heartbreak, and so on.

The rhythm, beats, and lyrics of the music are dependent on the geographical location where it is being made. For example, rap music in India deals with different issues, lyrics, and subjects than rap music in the U.S. Most of the beats can be recognized as West Coast, East Coast, Southern Hip Hop, or Midwest.

Rap music, especially in the U.S., can also be subdivided into gangsta rap, reggaeton, and Christian rap.

Pros Of Rap Music

Here are some pros of rap music:

•           Some rap music can be helpful in times of depression and distress. You can relate to the artist who might have been in a similar situation as you.

•           Rap songs can inspire and motivate teenagers for any genre of music. It can tell a story that can be life-changing. The catchy beats add much more conviction to the lyrics.

•           You can become knowledgeable about the cultures of hip-hop music.

•           Rap is the most motivating music you can listen to while working out.

•           Rap music can be an outstanding tool for promoting political and social awareness as it can influence a large audience.

•           This genre of music can act as an anti-propaganda against the oppression of people, war, religious dogmatism, etc.

Cons Of Rap Music

Here are some cons associated with rap music.

•           The use of slang and swear words is common in rap songs. This can impose ill effects on children.

•           It can promote the usage of drugs, pornography, and alcoholism.

•           The biggest con of rap music is the objectification of women. Often, in many misogynistic rap songs, women are simply portrayed as sex objects.

Misconceptions

There is a primary misconception that rap music is solely popularised by the Afro-American community. But that is not true. Over time, many rappers from the white community have found a way to do big in this genre of music. And then, when rap music went beyond the boundaries of America, this idea was ditched anyways.

It was important to essential to mention this misconception. The reason is that those who believe that rap music is stimulating ill effects on society directly associate the Black community with it.

Final Takeaway

Rap music has become the most influential genre of music all over the world. It could also make its way to the academic field.

At the end of this discussion regarding rap music, we conclude that the ‘matter of choice’ is crucial in rap music.

If you have got the right taste in lyrics and music, you will be able to avoid the things that negatively impact you. But then again, people become easily influenced by things that are harmful to them.

All in one, it is not that rap music is always negative. Rap songs can be written on outstanding subjects, which can motivate or teach us a great lesson in life. The most positive thing about rap music is that it was able to break the elitist view of people on music.

It is your wise call on what you want to listen to and what you can avoid.

DL: Above The Rim [Cassette Tape Promo Sampler 1994] [WAV]

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Above The Rim Cassette Tape Sampler Cover
Above The Rim Cassette Tape Sampler Cover

Above The Rim [Cassette Tape Promo Sampler 1994] [WAV]

Above The Rim Cassette Tape Sampler Side A
Above The Rim Cassette Tape Sampler Side A

Above The Rim Cassette Tape Sampler Side B
Above The Rim Cassette Tape Sampler Side B

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The Wrath Of a Mother: Yaasmyn Fula Never Forgave Napoleon For The Death Of Kadafi

Yaasmyn Fula and 2Pac
Yaasmyn Fula and 2Pac

They say that the love of a mother towards her child is incomparable to any other and when it comes to the tale of the life and death of Yaki Kadafi, we simply cannot argue with this statement. Despite the fact that it happened 26 years ago, the trauma and the sadness have never abandoned the soul of Kadafi’s mother – Yaasmyn Fula.

Kadafi was born in Bronx, New York, in 1977, to parents Sekou Odinga and Yaasmyn Fula. The future rapper had it tough nearly from the start of his life, however, since his father was arrested and imprisoned when he was aged 4. That meant that the young Yafeu Akiyele Fula had to be raised only by his mother. He would soon afterward adopt her name. The reason behind Odinga’s imprisonment seems relatively clear when we mention that both he and Fula were part of the Black Panther Party – an organization, which almost single-handedly was fighting the battle for the rights of black people.

Despite being left without a true father figure during his life, as a result, Yafeu Fula had a reason to be thrilled about his parent’s involvement in the organization. Yaasmyn and Afeni Shakur, the mother of the great Tupac Shakur, were close friends from their BPP days, which meant that Yaki and Pac were actually Godbrothers. Eventually, they became friends and formed one of the greatest hip-hop groups in history – “The Outlawz”. Of course, part of the group was also Napoleon, who has a special role in this tale.


Crucially, Yaki Kadafi was one of Pac’s closest people and it was probably no surprise that he managed to witness the death of the late rap legend. Fula was in the car, which was traveling behind the one Shakur was in on the fatal date – the 7th of September 1996, Las Vegas. Yafeu managed to escape unscathed and vowed to reveal the entire truth surrounding Shakur’s death – most importantly the man who fatally shot the rapper. Kadafi said that he had seen exactly who it was. You can imagine that comment put a bulls-eye on Yaki’s head from the moment he made it. The murderers of Shakur knew that they’d be imprisoned, had Kadafi received the opportunity to tell his truth to the media and most importantly – to the police.



It never happened, sadly. Kadafi was shot and killed about two months later in Orange, New Jersey, aged only 19 years of age.

Fula, who lived in Montclair, N.J., was shot once in the head and was found slumped in the third-floor hallway of an apartment building at 325 Mechanic St. early morning on 10th of November 1996. Officers found Fula at 3:48 a.m. after receiving a report of a shooting.

His killer was the cousin of Mutah Beale (Napoleon) – Roddy Beale. This is where we come to the role of Napoleon. He was the one who introduced the pair, who turned out to be good friends and spent lots of time together. The last time they were together was precisely on the 10th of November 1996. Napoleon recalls that they had a common addiction to drugs and had probably once again been on some substances that night. The 16-year old Roddy shot Yaki in the head, who died on the spot.

Roddy Beale - Yaki Kadafi's Killer
Roddy Beale – Yaki Kadafi’s Killer


Napoleon wasn’t in town during the shooting and was distraught upon hearing the news. He flew over instantly to Jersey and found his cousin in tears, claiming that it was an accident. The rapper told him to turn himself over to the police, which is actually what happened. Roddy would eventually serve 7 or 8 years, whilst Napoleon would state that despite being extremely sad about Yaki’s death, he still believed it was accidental.



Naturally, there was one person, who wasn’t buying it and who still hasn’t forgotten about the tragic incident – Yaasmyn Fula, Kadafi’s mother. She never believed in the alibi of the shooting being incidental and has even declared “war” on Napoleon, who had continuously voiced support for his cousin. This is when the penny dropped. Evidently, the wound is still fresh in Yaasmyn’s heart and towards the end of 2021 she came out with a detailed breakdown of the entire crime, presenting documents, police reports, etc, in order to prove that the murder was far from a fluke – it was actually quite well planed.

Losing your son is something a mother can never truly get over, especially when knowing the truth. In her Instagram post, Fula claimed that Roddy only ever served 4 years of his prison sentence since he was 16 when convicted. Additionally, she went on to explain that Beale aimed to kill Kadafi, stating that the latter had become too cocky since he was close to Pac. Yaki’s mother explained that the murderer was also not alone at the scene of the crime. According to the police reports Roddy admitted that he knew Kadafi had a bullet-proof vest on. The murderer had also called upon the services of Nadir Way, who would hold the much bigger in size Fula, whilst Beale would aim for his, blowing his brains out with one shot.



Fula added that she had never blamed Napoleon for his cousin’s brutality, but his numerous attempts to defend the deed, running away from the truth, clearly awakened her instincts of a deeply disappointed mother. No wrath is greater than one of a mother, who has to live her entire life, knowing that her son was taken away from her in such a cruel way. In the end, Yaasmyn probably received a small reprieve, since Roddy was sentenced a few years back to a staggering 35 years in prison. He was convicted of murder and is serving his prison time in Virginia.

Napoleon, on the other hand, refused to allow Fula’s comments to get to him, as he was noticed replying on a comment on Instagram, that he doesn’t care what people on the platform say, referring to his belief that Allah will give everyone what they deserve.

”because I don’t care what people say on ig we asking people to make dua for him, Allah is in control and dua can change the situation of anyone as we muslims believe. Most people on ig who speak negatively are unhappy with their own lives, and these comments wont effect him at all. We real men over here we don’t get bothered by comments, who ever let internet people get to them needs to log off”, said Napoleon

It’s clear that despite Napoleon and Kadafi being quite close during their Outlawz days, things between Beale and the Fula family will never be the same. What’s also true is that regardless of how much time passes by – 26 years or 260 years, a mother in Yaasmyn’s position would never forgive Napoleon for defending her son’s murderer.

DL: 2Pac – 2002 – Better Dayz (Instrumentals) Splitted

DL: 2Pac - 2002 - Better Dayz (Instrumentals) Splitted

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DL: 2Pac – 2002 – Better Dayz (Acapellas) Vocals Splitted

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DL: 2Pac - 2002 - Better Dayz (Acapellas) Vocals Splitted

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Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food 2 Is Coming

As it turns out, there will be a glamorous return of another iconic duo, which had rocked up the rap landscape years ago. We’re talking about the Dogg Pound, made up of Daz and Kurupt. And it certainly sounds like the pair are back with a point to prove and a brand new album, which will take many ardent rap lovers way back in time. The duo announced that they would be part of the recording process of Dogg Food 2.

“Daz and Kurupt, we’re back on The Row with the Dogg,” Kurupt says in an Instagram video. “We got a lot of exciting things for y’all that we got comin’ up. Dogg has a plan, and we’re involved. We’re in that plan.” Moments later, Kurupt reveals, “Dogg Food 2, it’s comin’—Daz, Snoopy, Kurupt [are] hittin’ ’em real heavy with that. Eastsidaz [and] DPG—get ready for that project as well, together as one. This is what we do. Shouts out to Harry-O; Harry-O’s back on the block.” Daz and Kurupt then both shout out Suge Knight. “He helped us to make it to this point, you understand me? And he supported, so we definitely got love for Simon.” Kurupt also acknowledges Dr. Dre. “Dogg and Harry-O made it where we can go back at it again. Daz and Kurupt; Kurupt and Daz.”



Yes, this is will be a sequel to the double-platinum album, released in 1995, which certainly left many people with their jaws on the floor. Dr. Dre won’t be producing it this time around, but we can only hope that the quality of the music won’t take a hit for the worst. The news was announced by both rappers on an Instagram video, which will surely leave their fans with something to look forward to.

Tha Dogg Pound members also revealed their thrill over the fact that they’re still in the game and still going strong. Additionally, they had previously announced certain plans for solo projects, including Young Gotti’s Transition album. It seems like Daz is also a great believer in the NFT related projects of Death Row, announced personally Snoop Dogg, saying that he’d rather be part of the metaverse.

In regards to their history with Death Row, the Dogg Pound were active during the recording of the iconic Chronic album by Dre in 1992, before they began forging their own discography a year later. Both would eventually have separate gis on Death Row during the 1990s and the 2000s, which led to certain disputes between Kurupt and Daz and ultimately to the hiatus of the music group. Things were so sour that they were even dissing each other at one time. In 2007 the duo released a Dogg Food follow-up, called Dogg Chit. There were some top draw names featured, including Snoop, The Game, Too Short, and others. Now, it seems like the pair will once again be working under the guidance of Death Row.

Death Row lovers just continue to receive brand new and interesting surprises. The famous label company was bought by none other than legendary hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg. Under the deal, Snoop has secured control over the Death Row brand, which includes everything from logos to merch to its extensive recording catalog; however, there were a number of albums that weren’t initially a part of the deal: Dr. Dre’s 1992 debut The Chronic, as well as 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.

“As far as 2Pac’s masters, 2Pac’s masters came back to him last year,” he explained. “But I got a great relationship with his estate, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to be able to work something out … to continue some Death Row 2Pac business now that Snoop Dogg is in control of Death Row. Same with Dr. Dre and The Chronic. I got The Chronic album.”

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