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Title:
Better dayz
Author:
Shakur, Tupac, 1971-1996.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : Amaru/Tha Row/Interscope, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Most tracks previously unreleased.

Composed in part by 2Pac (T. Shakur).

Compact disc.

Parental advisory: explicit content.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1. Intro -- Still ballin (Nitty remix) (featuring Trick Daddy) -- When we ride on our enemies (Briss remix) -- Changed man (Jazze Pha remix) (featuring Jazze Pha, T.I., Johnta' Austin) -- Fuck em all (featuring The Outlawz) -- Never B peace (Nitty remix) (featuring E.D.I. & Kastro of The Outlawz) -- Mamma's just a little girl (KP remix) (featuring Kimmy Kill) -- Street fame (Briss remix) -- Whatcha gonna do (featuring Kastro & Young Noble of The Outlawz) -- Fair exchange (Jazze Pha remix) (featuring Jazze Pha) -- Ghetto star (featuring Nutso) -- Thugz mansion (Nas acoustic) (featuring Nas & J. Phoenix).

Disc 2. My block (Nitty remix) -- Thugz mansion (7 remix) (featuring Anthony Hamilton) -- Never call U bitch again (featuring Tyrese) -- Better dayz (featuring Mr. Biggs) -- U can call (Jazze Pha remix) (faturing Jazze Pha) -- Military minds (featuring CoCo Brothers & Buckshot) -- Fame (featuring Kadafi, Kastro, Napoleon, Young Noble from The Outlawz) -- Fair exchange (Mya remix) (featuring Mya) -- Catchin feelins (featuring Mussamill & E.D.I., Napoleon, Young Noble from The Outlawz) -- There U go (featuring Kadafi, E.D.I., Kastro, Napoleon of The Outlawz, Big Syke & Jazze Pha) --This life I lead (featuring The Outlawz) -- Who do U believe in (featuring Kadafi of The Outlawz) -- They don't give a fuck about us (featuring The Outlawz).
UPC:
606949707026
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Though it was released on the eve of the busiest year in 2Pac's posthumous career, Better Dayz shouldn't be overlooked -- and with the schedule including a feature documentary (with soundtrack), plus two books and another double album, it might be easy for this one to slip from the radar. A lengthy two-disc set, it benefits from a raft of still-compelling material by one of the two or three best rappers in history, as well as excellent compiling by executive producers Suge Knight and Afeni Shakur, 2Pac's mother. Organizing the set roughly into one disc of hardcore rap and one of R&B jams makes for an easier listen, and the R&B disc especially has some strong tracks, opening with a remix of 1995's "My Block" and including quintessentially 2Pac material -- reflective, conflicted, occasionally anguished -- like "Never Call U B**** Again," "Better Dayz," "Fame," and "This Life I Lead." Most of the tracks are previously unreleased, the rest coming from scattered compilations like Knight's Chronic 2000: Still Smokin' or 1995's The Show soundtrack. It's 2Pac's best album since his death, and bodes well for future material by, and concerning, rap's most legendary figure. ~ John Bush