Release date 21 November 2006
|Artist Tupac Shakur|
|Released November 21, 2006 (2006-11-21)|
Recorded 1991 (Scared Straight) 1995–1996 (2Pac and Kadafi's vocals) 2005–2006 (Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
Producer Afeni Shakur (exec.), Canei Finch, E.D.I., Karma Productions, L.T. Hutton, QDIII, Salih, Sha Money XL, Tom Whalley, Swizz Beatz (exec.)
Pac's Life (2006) Beginnings The Lost Tapes (2007)
Label Insomniac/Interscope Records
Genres Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, Rhythm and blues
Similar Tupac Shakur albums, West Coast hip hop albums
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Pac's Life is the tenth studio album and sixth posthumous album by the late rapper 2Pac. The album was released on November 21, 2006, in the United States, on Amaru Entertainment. Its 2006 release date was designed to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his murder.
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- Critical reception
- Commercial performance
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A broad range of artists contributed to the album, including Outlawz, Krayzie Bone, Snoop Dogg, Chamillionaire, Ludacris, A-3, Big Syke, Papoose, Keyshia Cole, Jay Rock, Young Buck, Ashanti, T.I., Lil' Scrappy, three posthumous appearances by Kadafi, and Jamal Woolard, who became famous for portraying The Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 biopic Notorious.
The album features guest appearances from Ashanti and T.I., who appear on the title track "Pac's Life." They also participated in the release of the single version of the song, which was filmed at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts. The World Premiere of "Pac's Life" was on at 7:30 PM on BET's Access Granted on Wednesday, November 22. The video featured on BET's behind the scenes of the filming of "Pac's Life". Krayzie Bone, appears on the album's first single, "Untouchable".
The album, which was recorded in Van Nuys, California. A week of events was conducted for the celebration of the release. It kicked off on Saturday November 11 at the Vaknin Gallery with "All Eyez On Me: Hip-Hop's Legendary Performers and Photographers," where photographers displayed their material. On Tuesday November 14, at the same venue, a VIP party previewing Pac's Life took place from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The events were then shifted to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts (TASCA) where coat drives were held on Wednesday, November 15 and Friday, November 17 everyone who brought a winter coat received two admission tickets to the Pac's Life album release party. On Monday November 20, a "Pac's Life Teen Art" competition took place from 6-8 PM, where children ages 13–17 competed in an art exhibit contest.
Reviews from critics and fans were mixed, with the general consensus being that while 2Pac's vocals were undoubtedly strong, the modern production sounded commercialized. As AllMusic described: "This isn't to say that there is not some great material on Pac's Life, because there is ..., but the power of 2Pac's words is often lost behind the modern production and new verses from artists like Ludacris, Lil Scrappy, and Ashanti."
Pac's Life sold 159,000 copies in its first week on the charts.
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2Pac's LifeTI - Ashanti3:37
3DumpinPapoose - Carl Thomas - Hussein Fatal4:27