Just wait until the rain turn to sunshine, ’cause I hate to spend my life (my life, my life, my life) duckin’ one time.
Side note: For those who are stuck trying to figure out which artist sampled the song on display here or what song it was used in, simply click the “download” button, scroll down and you’ll see your answer.
2Pac’s hologram may be hitting the road in the coming months. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are in plans to bring the resurrected rapper on tour with them. Dre first approached Digital Domain Media Group Inc. last year with the idea of creating a CGI imagine of Tupac Shakur, which costs somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000. “This is just the beginning,” said Ed Ulbrich, Digital Domain’s CEO. “Dre has a massive vision for this.” We will get to see Pac once again for weekend number two of the Coachella Music Festival on April 22.
In this month’s issue of XXL, Kelz breaks down TP2.com track by track. During the dissection, he reveals that Best of Both Worlds was originally supposed to be him and Tupac.
Well ‘I Wish’ was basically about Tupac at first. I met Tupac in L.A.- the [Hotel Nikko], and he was rolling by in his drop-top whatever hot car. I seen him, and I yelled out, “‘Pac! ‘Pac!” He was driving by, rolling by himself. I’m like, ‘This nigga got a lot of balls to be rolling by hisself!” So we kicked it for a minute, I said “Dude, we need to do an album.” See, The Best Of Both Worlds was for me and Pac at first. “I Wish” was gonna be the first song we were gonna do.
Received this supposedly rare track in my inbox a couple of weeks ago, and only gave it a spin a few nights ago. Words can’t really describe it, but the term horrorcore comes to mind. Featuring a verse by Tupac and Boston’s Ray Dogg, and utilizing the same sample found on Jay-Z’s Lyrical Exercise seven years later. It’s crazy to think that this was recorded amidst the escalating East Coast vs West Coast feud (shout out to Tim Dog), but you have to respect these two vets linking up together. 90s > *
Devi Dev talks Tupac (2Pac) with Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones III (QD3), Tyrese Gibson, Andrew Young, Jeff Johnson and John Hope Bryant at 5MK launch event. This is part 1 and we are just getting started! Tune in next week for more on this round table where the legendary panel talks, Lil Wayne, re-defining the meaning of success and why we keep dumbing ourselves down, among other topics.
Naughty by Nature are the next guests on RockMeTV. In part 1 above, they speak about being The New Style before taking the name Naughty By Nature; and their strategy of success. Part 2 (after the jump) has Treach & Vin Rock talking about touring back in the day and what their life on the road is like now. They also speak on the history of O.P.P. and their relationship with Tupac. Part 3 (also after the jump) the roundtable talks with Treach about his [II] worthy scene in Love and a Bullet; and the difference between groupie love back in the day and how it’s like now.
Because of where I’m from I took Big’s side, I can’t lie
I’m sure everyone’s initial reaction to this record is gonna be “wtf!? why!?” but after throwing this on and giving it a listen I stand corrected and would like to send a huge shout to Maino for doing this. I’m not that big of a Maino fan (or one at all really) but this is really dope. Flips Kiss’ Letter to B.I.G. and pens a letter to the West Coast legend. Shouts to Young Splashy Splash.
Here goes the homie’s Rain latest mixtape, American Dreamin. As a bonus he also released The 7 Day Theory mixtape, which served as a tribute to the late Tupac Shakur. For the last seven days he was dropping a new joint with OnSMASH over different Pac tracks. So take it as a double up of dope music. North Cackalac stand up!