Star-Studded 2Pac Single To Be Released By The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation
Not counting remixes or unofficial independent efforts, there have been seven 2Pac albums released since Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder. From those albums, largely released by Death Row/Interscope Records, singles have emerged, ranging from the chillingly revengeful “Hail Mary” to the introspective “Changes” to the immortalizing “Until The End Of Time.”
Producers involved in 2Pac’s catalog have ranged between close associates (the also deceased) Johnny J and Cold 187um (Above The Law) to artists influenced by ‘Pac, such as Sha Money XL and Eminem. Eight years ago to the week Pac’s Life was released by Amaru/Interscope Records, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation has announced a new “star studded” single coming soon, according to AllHipHop.com.
The single will be sold for $0.99 directly at 2Pac.com, with all proceeds directed to the foundation. The work is said to belong to a mixtape. Outlawz member Napoleon’s younger brother, Kamil “Muszamil” Beale and veteran producer/Vacant Lot Records veteran Dame Grease (DMX, Max B, Jay Z) are said to be at the helm.
Pac’s Life, the only official release from Tha Outlawz member to not be certified gold or platinum, featured some of the rapper/actor’s friends and living collaborators, such as Hussein Fatal, Snoop Dogg, and Big Syke (Thug Life). Also incredible were 2000s stars such as Swizz Beatz, Chamillionaire, and Young Buck. The album is reported to have sold over 450,000 copies, making it within close reach of gold.
Perhaps the new single follows that format? What is your favorite post-1996 2Pac song?
Read the full AllHipHop.com report.