• Death Row Records Released Gridlock’d Soundtrack 25 Years Ago
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    Death Row Records Released Gridlock’d Soundtrack 25 Years Ago

    Death Row Records is known as one of the best hip hop labels to ever exist. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Tha Dogg Pound and many others called the iconic label home. Death Row continues to be in the news seeing Snoop Dogg has expressed interest in taking over its content. Snoop will drop his new album in a couple weeks, and it’s called Bacc on Death Row. We all know that Death Row is known for their classic albums, but they dropped great movie soundtracks also. We all know that Above the Rim has been mentioned as one of the best ever. Murder Was the Case being another classic…

  • 2Pac 2Pacalypse Now
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    2Pac Released His Debut Album 30 Years Ago Today

    Man time sure does fly by really fast, doesn’t it? We’ve celebrated the 25 year anniversary of Pac’s passing a couple of months ago. It’s hard to believe he dropped 2Pacalypse Now 30 years ago. To give you a broader view, he was recording this revolutionary album when he was 19-years-old. To put that in proper contents, listen to the rappers nowadays that’s in their late teens and early-20s, see the difference? I’m sure if you follow everything on my site, on Instagram, Twitter or know me personally, 2Pac is my all-time favorite. I mean you know it because I say it in all of my stuff. I’ll share a…

  • Makaveli
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    2Pac Released His Makaveli Album 25 Years Ago Today

    What can I say about 2Pac that I haven’t said before; he’s the greatest musician of all-time to me. Despite his passing over 25 years ago, he’s still my biggest idol next to my father. For me, he wasn’t just another rapper or entertainer, but someone that was speaking for me. Like Pac, I’m very outspoken, especially when it comes to social issues or being the voice for people who’s scared to say something. Seeing he passed away on September 13, 1996 I didn’t think he would put out any more music, but I was wrong. Less than two months after he passed, his classic Makaveli album was released. For…

  • Makaveli Hold Ya Head for Throwback Thursday
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    Makaveli Hold Ya Head for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday, which means we are closer to the weekend. My playlist had a little bit of everything as always. We had some new flavor from Don Tolliver and Moneybagg Yo, plus a couple of personal mixes I’ve made. Tela’s Piece of Mind, LL Cool J and his Mr. Smith joint and Coolio’s Gangstas Paradise was also played. Cash Money records was represented with the No Ceilings joint from Wayne and Birdman’s debut solo album. With tomorrow being the 25th anniversary of Tela’s Piece of Mind and 2Pac’s Makaveli album it came down to those two. We all know I’m a huge Pac fan, so we are going…

  • Million Dollar Spot from E-40 Featuring 2Pac and B-Legit
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    Million Dollar Spot from E-40 Featuring 2Pac and B-Legit

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. This should be a special one because many will have a much needed 3-day weekend. Hood Billionaire by Rick Ross, Crime Family from TRU and Checkmate by B.G. were the first played. The Carter 4 from Lil Wayne, about 3 mixtapes, Kane & Abel’s My Brother’s Keepers and HNIC by Prodigy also made the playlist. For my featured Throwback Thursday track, we are going to highlight the Hall of Game joint by E-40. This is probably my favorite project from 40 Water and the track, Rapper’s Ball has already been featured. The album featured his group The…

  • 2Pac Until the End of Time Turns 20 Years Old Today
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    2Pac Until the End of Time Turns 20 Years Old Today

    It’s hard to believe that on September 13th of this year will mark the 25th anniversary of Pac passing. Before his passing, Pac released 4 solo albums, Thug Life and countless appearances. One thing you hear about Pac after his passing was his crazy work ethic. More music came about from Pac after death then he released while alive. One of those gems was his album, Until the End of Time. The double album was his seventh total and third posthumous release. Makaveli was the first and R U Still Down? (Remember Me) was the second. Until the End of Time debuted number one and it sold over 426,000 copies…

  • 2Pac Ambitionz Az A Ridah for Throwback Thursday
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    2Pac Ambitionz Az A Ridah for Throwback Thursday

      Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist this week was highlighted by personal mixtapes for UGK, Jay-Z and 8Ball & MJG. The Show Soundtrack, Bobby Valentino’s debut joint, Pre-Release Therapy from Ludacris and Green Lantern was also played. C-Murder’s Trapped in Crime and Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em was on the list. The first album of the week has a track that will be my featured Throwback Thursday track. The album is All Eyez on Me and it’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since its release. If you follow me, you already know how big of 2Pac fan I…

  • 2Pac All Eyez On Me
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    Today Marks 25th Anniversary of All Eyez on Me by 2Pac

    If anyone is familiar with my website or follow me on Instagram or Twitter, then you know how much I love music and how much I’ve idolized 2Pac. On February 13, 1996 just a few months after he was released from prison, Pac dropped his monumental, double album All Eyez on Me. Everyone was anticipating the new album after he released his classic, Me Against the World while he was in jail and everyone really wanted to know what he had to say. I remember it was my senior year of high school when the album dropped and I checked into school late because the neighborhood record shop released the…

  • 9 Classic Death Row Records Albums That Should Be in Your Collection
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    9 Classic Death Row Records Albums That Should Be in Your Collection

    Death Row Records is one of the most iconic records labels of all-time of any genre. The label had acts like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound, 2Pac and many others. Death Row Records have released some of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Death Row Records became a household name back in 1992 when Dr. Dre dropped the Chronic. The following year, Snoop Dogg released his classic debut, Doggystyle. In late-1995, 2Pac dropped his megahit, All Eyez on Me after getting out of prison. The record-breaking label hasn’t been highlighted many times over the years for the right and wrong reasons. In a span of five years, the company…

  • 2Pac Changes for Throwback Thursday
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    2Pac Changes for Throwback Thursday

    I see no changes, wake up in the morning and I ask myself, is life worth living should I blast myself. These are the opening line to 2Pac Changes, which is part of his Greatest Hits double album. 2Pac would’ve turned 49-years-old if he wasn’t murdered in Vegas on September 7th of 1996. Changes were released after his death and it’s one of his most impactful records ever. 2Pac Changes talked about racism, gun violence, mistreatment of black people by the police and the war on drugs. Does any of that sounds familiar in 2020? The track was originally recorded in 1992 and later remixed and add some of I…

  • 2Pac Me Against the World album cover
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    2Pac Me Against the World Dropped 25 Years Ago

    25 years ago today, Tupac Shakur dropped his classic Me Against the World album while he was incarcerated. It was his 3rd solo album after 2 really good albums 2Pacalypse Now and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z, there was a tremendous buzz for this upcoming project when he dropped Dear Mama. With all the drama Pac was going through so much drama during this time from court cases and crazy allegations and he was only 23 years old. I remember the day this album dropped during my junior year of high school and all my friends meeting together to head to the mall to pick up this album. We rode around…

  • 2Pac Loyal to the Game Released 15 Years Ago Today
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    2Pac Loyal to the Game Released 15 Years Ago Today

    I’ve stated many times over the years that 2Pac is my all-time favorite artists not just rapper. 15 years ago, 2Pac released his ninth album and the fifth that was dropped posthumously. For this project, Eminem wrote a letter to Afeni to let her know how influential Pac was to him. In the letter, Eminem stated that he’d be honored to produce the entire album and she obliged. The first single from the project featured Nate Dogg and it was called Thugs Get Lonely Too. The original track was recorded during the Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z and Thug Life era. The single dropped a few days after the 8th anniversary…

  • Makaveli Hail Mary for Throwback Thursday Featuring the Outlawz
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    Makaveli Hail Mary for Throwback Thursday Featuring the Outlawz

    Makaveli 2 and 3 were on my playlist for this past week. If you’re old enough to remember, those Makaveli tapes were in high demand.  After Pac passed away, a lot of his unreleased music was leaked as part of the Makaveli series. As we all know, the official Makaveli album dropped a couple months after he passed away. My Throwback Thursday track is from the album, Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. The album had several gems on it, but the featured track is none other than Hail Mary. Hail Mary is a spooky and dark track, plus it was accompanied with a video. The video depicted Pac rising…

  • Thug Life Volume 1 Released 25 Years Ago Today
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    Thug Life Volume 1 Released 25 Years Ago Today

    2Pac released his Strictly 4 My Niggaz album in February of 1993. Two years later, 2Pac would release his classic Me Against the World album. In between those albums, Pac got his group Thug Life and they dropped their Volume 1 album. Before the Outlaw Immortals, Pac formed Thug Life and he had major plans for the group before going to jail. The first single appeared on the classic Above the Rim Soundtrack, which was Pour Out A Little Liquor. It appeared as Thug Life, but it was a solo track from 2Pac. In the video, Thug Life made an appearance. Pour Out a Little Liquor was a dope track…

  • 2Pac Greatest Hits Volume 2 for Mixtape Friday
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    2Pac Greatest Hits Volume 2 for Mixtape Friday

    Welcome to another Friday and hopefully you’ll have a great weekend. This week will be a continuation from Mixtape Friday from a week ago. 2Pac Greatest Hits Volume 1 was featured last week and this week we have Volume 2. Last Friday marked the 23rd anniversary of Pac’s passing, and we decided to do a 2-part tribute. There are around 75 tracks for Volume 1 and this one will have about 76 tracks. Check out the track listing below and it’s followed by the stream link. Enjoy and rest in peace to the late, great 2Pac. Bomb First (My Second Reply) ft. Outlawz Wanted Dead or Alive ft. Snoop Dogg…

  • 2Pac Greatest Hits Volume 1 for Mixtape Friday
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    2Pac Greatest Hits Volume 1 for Mixtape Friday

    For all my hip hop heads and fellow 2Pac fans, today marks 23 years that 2Pac passed away. Today also marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Ready to Die from Notorious Big. Many of you know that 2Pac is my idol, favorite rapper and artist ever. With this being the anniversary of Pac’s passing, it’s time to bring back Mixtape Friday. This will be a 2-part Mixtape Friday with the other being released next Friday. For this 2Pac Greatest Hits Volume 1, this will contain 74 tracks. These tracks are from his albums and the songs he was a guest appearance on. Check out the track listing below…

  • 2Pac Thugz Mansion for Throwback Thursday
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    2Pac Thugz Mansion for Throwback Thursday

    On September 13th, 1996 we lost in my opinion the greatest rapper of all-time. 2Pac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7th after the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight. As we all know, 2Pac would pass away six days later. With tomorrow being the 23rd anniversary of his passing, you know 2Pac is being featured as my Throwback Thursday. During the week, one of the albums that I was bumping was a personal compilation from many years ago. One of the tracks on the project is Thugz Mansion from 2Pac and it’s the one that features Anthony Hamilton. Thugz Mansion was featured on his Better Dayz album. Thugz Mansion…

  • Listen to My Top 5 Albums from 2Pac
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    Listen to My Top 5 Albums from 2Pac

    2Pac is my favorite rapper, artist, musician or whatever you want to call it. Growing up my friends knew I was the smart one and was really into Black History at an early age. They discovered 2Pac before I did and told me to listen to his 2Pacalypse Now album. From then on, 2Pac was my favorite rapper and that haven’t changed 25+ years later. Since Music Monday have been nonexistent, we’re going to do things a little different. Every Monday I’ll do something with my favorite artists and their top albums. Of course, I’ll start things off with my top 5 albums from 2Pac. Me Against the World For…