Makaveli – The Don Killuminati (The 7 Day Theory) [Official Album], November 5, 1996

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Tupac – The Don Killuminati (The 7 Day Theory)


Original title was “The 3 Day Theory


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01. Intro / Bomb First (My Second Reply) (feat. E.D.I. & Y.Noble) [0:04:57.00]
02. Hail Mary (feat. Kastro, Y.Noble & Prince Ital Joe) [0:05:09.82]
03. Toss It Up (feat. Danny Boy, KC & JoJo & Aaron Hall) [0:05:06.37]
04. To Live & Die In L.A. (feat. Val Young) [0:04:33.49]
05. Blasphemy (feat. Prince Ital Joe) [0:04:38.50]
06. Life Of An Outlaw (feat. The Outlawz) [0:04:54.13]
07. Just Like Daddy (feat. The Outlawz) [0:05:08.66]
08. Krazy (feat. Bad Ass) [0:05:15.89]
09. White Man’z World [0:05:38.53]
10. Me & My Girlfriend [0:05:08.37]
11. Hold Ya Head [0:03:58.60]
12. Against All Odds [0:04:37.60]

Released : November 5, 1996 (USA); 23 April 2001 (UK)
Re-released : 2001 & 2005 Death Row
Recorded : August 1996; Can-Am Studios (Los Angeles)
Length : 59:24 min
Label : Death Row, Makaveli, Interscope Records
Producers: Makaveli (exec.), Suge (Simon) Knight, Darryl “Big D” Harper, Hurt-M-Badd, Reggie Moore, Dametrius Ship, Kevin Lewis* Additional production by Tommy D. Daugherty, Lance Pierre, and Justin Isham

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Review :

The album was completely finished in a total of seven days during the first week of August 1996. The lyrics were written and recorded in only three days and mixing took an additional four days. These are among the very last songs Shakur recorded before his fatal shooting on September 7, 1996. During those seven days 21 songs were completed, 12 of which made the final product.

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The album’s original title was “The 3 Day Theory“, (originally consisted of around 14 tracks).

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The album's original title was "The 3 Day Theory", (originally consisted of around 14 tracks)
The album’s original title was “The 3 Day Theory”, (originally consisted of around 14 tracks)

E.D.I. Mean of The Outlawz & Ronald “Riskie” Brent revealed in an August 2014 interview that the official name of the album was mixed up upon release. Tupac wanted the album to be called; “Don Makaveli – Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”. Don Makaveli referenced as the artist name and Killuminati as the main title.

Charts :

Australian Albums Chart 37
Deutsche Alternative Charts 5
Dutch Albums Chart 61
New Zealand Albums Chart 17
Swedish Albums Chart 28
UK Albums Chart 53
US Billboard 200 1
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1

Singles :

Toss It Up” – Released: September 26, 1996
To Live & Die in L.A.” – Released: September 26, 1996
Hail Mary” – Released: February 11, 1997

Original/leftover/scrapped tracks for The 7 Day Theory:

Black Jesus – Remixed on Still I Rise
Friends – Remixed on Until the End of Time
Killuminati – Remixed on Still I Rise
Let Em Have It – Remixed on Until the End of Time
Lost Souls – Released on Gang Related soundtrack
Nigga Nature – Remixed on Until the End of Time
Watch Ya Mouth – Unreleased
When Thugz Cry – Remixed on Until the End of Time

+ Unreleased Interlude

Samples :

  • Bomb First (My Second Reply)“ contains a sample of „Uptown Anthem as performed by Naughty by Nature.*
  • Toss It Up“ contains a sample of „Grandma’s Hands“ as performed by Bill Withers, „Blind Man Can See It“ by James Brown, and „In Doubt“ by Peter Gabriel.*
  • To Live and Die in L.A” contains a sample of „Do Me, Baby“ as performed by Prince.*
  • Just Like Daddy“ contains a sample „Impeach the President“ as performed by The Honey Drippers.
  • White Man’z World“ contains a sample of „Spike Lee’s flim Malcolm X“ and excerpts of Louis Farrakhan, and „Up Where We Belong“ by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes.*
  • Hold Ya Head“ contains a sample of „Frank Darabont’s film The Shawshank Redemption“, and „How Do You Keep the Music Playing? by Patty Austin and James Ingram.*
  • Against All Odds“ contains a sample of „Skin I’m In“ as performed by Cameo, and „Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Godfather“.*
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Gallery :

XXL article: The Making of Makaveli The Don Killuminati 7 Day Theory album

See also : Tupac – The Don Killuminati (The 3 Day Theory) (OG 1996 Version)

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