Annotation

Culled from 2Pac's unreleased Interscope recordings between 1992 and 1994, including several tracks that have had backing musical tracks reconstructed.

Annotation last modified on 2016-10-27 22:00 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Redemption
3 1:48
2 Open Fire
2 2:53
3 R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
4 4:08
4 Hellrazor
4 4:15
5 Thug Style
3 4:16
6 Where Do We Go From Here (interlude)
4:31
7 I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto
3 4:22
8 Nothing to Lose
4 3:40
9 I’m Gettin Money
3 3:32
10 Lie to Kick It
2 3:39
11 Fuck All Y’all
4 4:33
12 Let Them Thangs Go
3 3:34
13 Definition of a Thug Nigga
3 4:09
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Ready 4 Whatever
3 4:06
2 When I Get Free
3 4:47
3 Hold On Be Strong
2 4:11
4 I’m Losin It
2 3:56
5 Fake Ass Bitches
3 3:11
6 Do for Love
4.5 4:43
7 Enemies With Me
2 4:16
8 Nothin but Love
3 4:29
9 16 on Death Row
3 5:43
10 I Wonder if Heaven Got a Ghetto (hip-hop version)
3 4:41
11 When I Get Free II
3 3:23
12 Black Starry Night (interlude)
0:48
13 Only Fear of Death
3 5:09

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Ricky Rouse (tracks 5, 11–12)
guitar:
Ricky Rouse (tracks 1, 5, 11–12)
keyboard:
Brycyn Evans (track 9)
M. Mosley (track 9)
Ricky Rouse (tracks 5, 11)
drum machine programming:
M. Mosley (track 9)
additional producer:
DJ Daryl (track 12)
additional programming:
Tommy ‘D’ Daugherty (tracks 1, 5, 11)
additional recording engineer:
Tony Pizarro (track 11)
additional vocals:
Y.N.V. (US R&B girl group) (track 8)
arranger:
Soulshock & Karlin (track 7)
assistant engineer:
Jim Danis (tracks 1, 5, 11)
Sergio Garcia (Mix engineer) (track 9)
Dino Johnson (track 12)
assistant mixer:
Dino Johnson (tracks 8–10)
background vocals:
Y.N.V. (US R&B girl group) (track 6)
co-producer:
Khalid Hafiz (tracks 1–13)
Natures Fynest (track 9)
Quimmy Quim (track 12)
Ricky Rouse (track 1)
composer:
Ricky Rouse (track 1)
editor:
Greg Fidelman (tracks 1–13)
Bill Malina (tracks 1–13)
engineer:
QDIII (track 4)
Michael Calderon (tracks 7–8)
Josh Chervokas (Engineer) (track 2)
Evren Cooknar (mastering) (track 10)
Manny Marroquin (track 7)
Tommy ‘D’ Daugherty (tracks 1, 5, 11)
Michael Denten (track 9)
Paul Arnold (engineer) (track 12)
Tony Pizarro (track 6)
guest vocals:
R. Serrell (415 member & Death Row rapper Richard Serrell) (track 10)
V. Young (track 4)
instruments:
Soulshock & Karlin (track 7)
lyricist:
Ricky Rouse (track 1)
mixer:
QDIII (track 4)
Ricky Rouse (tracks 1, 5, 11)
We Got Kidz Productions (tracks 1, 5, 11)
Manny Marroquin (track 7)
Tommy ‘D’ Daugherty (tracks 1, 5, 11)
Michael Denten (track 9)
Soulshock (track 7)
Paul Arnold (engineer) (tracks 2, 8, 10, 12)
Tony Pizarro (tracks 3, 6)
producer:
T. Shakur (American rapper) (tracks 3, 6, 8, 13)
R. Williams (Hip-hop producer and DJ for rapper Special Ed) (track 2)
L. Goodman (hip-hop producer and songwriter) (track 7)
Live Squad (tracks 4, 8)
M. Mosley (track 9)
QDIII (track 4)
C. Rosser (track 5)
C. Rosser (track 5)
Soulshock & Karlin (track 7)
W. Griffin, III (tracks 10, 13)
We Got Kidz Productions (tracks 1, 5, 11–12)
Tony Pizarro (tracks 3, 6)
recording engineer:
Paul Arnold (engineer) (track 12)
Tony Pizarro (track 3)
remixer:
Paul Arnold (engineer) (track 9)
writer:
T. Shakur (American rapper) (tracks 2–13)
R. Williams (Hip-hop producer and DJ for rapper Special Ed) (track 2)
J. Okuribido (track 11)
D. Blackman (track 10)
G. Clinton, Jr. (US funk musician) (tracks 6, 8, 12)
W. Collins (tracks 6, 8, 12)
G. Cooper (track 6)
D. McDowell (track 7)
T. Curry (US rapper & N.W.A member Tracy Curry) (track 8)
D. Arnaud (US rapper Delmar Arnaud) (track 12)
M. Greenidge (tracks 5, 11–12)
O. Jackson (track 8)
Q. Jones III (track 4)
K. Cox (US rapper Katari Cox aka Castro) (tracks 5, 11–12)
L. Goodman (hip-hop producer and songwriter) (track 7)
C. Mayfield (track 3)
L. Mizell (track 13)
M. Mosley (track 9)
Natures Fynest (track 9)
L. Patterson (track 8)
R. Serrell (415 member & Death Row rapper Richard Serrell) (track 10)
C. Rosser (track 5)
C. Rosser (track 5)
B. Jordam (US rapper Brad Jordan) (track 11)
A. Wheaton (track 8)
R. Walker (US rapper Randy Walker) (tracks 4, 8)
L. Troutman (track 7)
R. Troutman (Roger Troutman, funk musician in Zapp) (track 7)
W. Griffin, III (tracks 10, 13)
B. Worrell (tracks 8, 12)
V. Young (track 4)
Tony Pizarro (tracks 3, 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Interscope Records (1997) (tracks 1–13)
publisher:
Alruby Music Inc. (track 13)
Amaru Music Publishing (tracks 1, 5, 11–12)
Bridgeport Music, Inc. (tracks 6, 8, 12)
Colpix Music, Inc. (tracks 10, 13)
Deep Technology (track 4)
EMI Flashground (track 9)
Full Keel Music (track 4)
GLG Two Publishing (tracks 4, 8)
Joshua’s Dream (tracks 2–13)
Lawhouse Music (track 7)
MMM Music (track 3)
Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI-affiliated music publisher of MCA Records, Inc.?) (tracks 2–13)
Nodlew Music (track 10)
Rubberband Music, Inc. (tracks 6, 12)
Saja Music Co. (track 7)
Songs of Lastrada (track 7)
Special Ed Music (track 2)
Suge Publishing (track 12)
Sybleson's Music (track 10)
Thamadik (track 9)
Thug Nation Music (tracks 5, 11–12)
Underground Connection (tracks 3, 6)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 12)
Warren G Publishing (tracks 10, 13)
mixed at:
Soundcastle in Santa Monica, California, United States (tracks 1, 5, 8, 10–12)
recorded at:
Dollar Cab Lab (track 2)
Soulpower Studios (track 7)
Westlake Audio (former name of Westlake Recording Studios) in West Hollywood, California, United States (track 6)
Soundcastle in Santa Monica, California, United States (tracks 1, 5, 11–12)
remixed at:
remix of:
Str8 Ballin’ by 2Pac (track 9)
remixes:
Changes by 2Pac feat. Talent (track 7)
sampled by:
Black President by Nas feat. Johnny Polygon (track 7)
samples:
Ambitionz az a Ridah by 2Pac (track 12)
Do It Roger by Roger (track 7)
Flash Light by Parliament (track 12)
Funky Drummer by James Brown (track 10)
Street Life by Scarface (track 11)
Us by Ice Cube (track 8)
Wind Parade (remix) by Donald Byrd (track 13)
recording of:
Fuck All Y’all (track 11)
Hell Razor (track 4)
I’m Gettin Money (track 9)
Let Them Thangs Go (track 12)
Lie to Kick It (track 10)
Nothing to Lose (track 8)
Open Fire (track 2)
Redemption (track 1)
Thug Style (track 5)

CD 2

bass guitar:
Ricky Rouse (tracks 2, 7)
bass guitar and guitar:
Ricky Rouse (track 9)
guitar:
Darrell Crooks (track 4)
Ricky Rouse (tracks 2, 5, 7)
keyboard:
Ricky Rouse (tracks 2, 7)
additional producer:
We Got Kidz Productions (tracks 5, 9)
additional programming:
Michael Denten (track 5)
additional vocals:
Cool Russell (track 9)
arranger:
Soulshock & Karlin (tracks 6, 10)
assistant engineer:
Jim Danis (track 2)
assistant mixer:
Jim Danis (track 12)
Sergio Garcia (Mix engineer) (track 5)
Dino Johnson (tracks 1, 3, 9)
background vocals:
Crystall (hip-hop vocalist) (track 4)
co-producer:
Def Jef (track 4)
Khalid Hafiz (tracks 1–13)
Levant Marcus (track 4)
Ricky Rouse (track 2)
composer:
T. Shakur (American rapper) (track 9)
editor:
Greg Fidelman (tracks 1–13)
Bill Malina (tracks 1–13)
engineer:
T. Pizarro (track 3)
Michael Calderon (tracks 8–9, 12–13)
Bob Morse (Engineer) (tracks 1, 5)
Tim Nitz (track 4)
Tommy ‘D’ Daugherty (tracks 2, 7)
Dino Johnson (track 4)
Manny Marroquin (tracks 6, 10)
guest vocals:
R. Green (track 4)
Big Syke (tracks 1, 4)
Maxee of Brownstone (track 10)
Dramacydal (rap group founded by 2Pac) (track 7)
Eric Williams of BLACKstreet (of Blackstreet) (track 6)
instruments:
Soulshock & Karlin (tracks 6, 10)
lyricist:
T. Shakur (American rapper) (track 9)
mixer:
T. Pizarro (track 4)
Ricky Rouse (tracks 2, 7)
We Got Kidz Productions (tracks 2, 7)
Tim Nitz (track 4)
Paul Arnold (engineer) (tracks 3, 9, 13)
Josh Chervokas (Engineer) (track 8)
Gabe Chiesa (track 1)
Tommy ‘D’ Daugherty (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Michael Denten (tracks 5, 11)
Manny Marroquin (tracks 6, 10)
Soulshock (tracks 6, 10)
producer:
T. Shakur (American rapper) (tracks 8–9)
Choo (track 3)
D. Anderson (tracks 8, 12)
J. Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 1, 5)
Live Squad (tracks 7, 13)
T. Pizarro (track 4)
C. Rosser (track 11)
C. Rosser (track 11)
We Got Kidz Productions (tracks 2, 7)
Soulshock & Karlin (tracks 6, 10)
remixer:
Paul Arnold (engineer) (track 5)
vocals:
writer:
T. Shakur (American rapper) (tracks 1–8, 10–13)
S. Arrington (track 7)
P. Bailey (track 3)
S. Beckmeier (track 3)
L. Blackmon (track 10)
K. Boxley (track 7)
B. Caldwell (US singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) (track 6)
C. Carter (American saxophonist, composer, and producer) (track 7)
Choo (track 3)
S. Clarke (track 11)
G. Clinton, Jr. (US funk musician) (tracks 7, 13)
W. Collins (track 13)
M. Craig (track 8)
D. McDowell (track 10)
D. Anderson (tracks 8, 12)
M. Greenidge (tracks 2, 7)
W. Hankerson (track 7)
T. Himes (tracks 1, 4, 13)
O. Jackson (track 7)
J. Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 1, 5)
Y. Fula (US Rapper Yafeu Akiyele Fula) (track 7)
K. Karlin (track 6)
K. Cox (US rapper Katari Cox aka Castro) (tracks 2, 7)
A. Kettner (track 6)
L. Goodman (hip-hop producer and songwriter) (track 10)
D. Rivers (track 13)
C. Walker (US rapper) (track 7)
P. McKay (track 3)
M. Beale (Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale, rapper) (track 7)
R. Parker (track 7)
T. Pizarro (track 4)
W. Burns (track 13)
C. Rosser (track 11)
C. Rosser (track 11)
Ricky Rouse (track 2)
E. Sadler (track 7)
G. S. Heron (track 1)
M. Harding (tracks 4, 13)
G. Shider (track 7)
R. Green (track 4)
D. Spradley (track 7)
R. Walker (US rapper Randy Walker) (tracks 7, 13)
L. Troutman (tracks 10, 12)
R. Troutman (Roger Troutman, funk musician in Zapp) (tracks 10, 12)
M.A. Wood Jr. (track 8)
B. Worrell (track 13)
Soulshock (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Interscope Records (1997) (tracks 1–13)
publisher:
Amaru Music Publishing (tracks 2, 7, 11)
Better Days Music (track 10)
Black/Hispanic Music (tracks 1, 5)
Boyz Club Music (track 7)
Bridgeport Music, Inc. (tracks 7, 13)
Brouhaha Music (track 1)
Circle Music (publisher) (track 8)
Clarkee Music (track 11)
EMI Blackwood (track 6)
Full of Soul Music (track 6)
GLG Two Publishing (tracks 7, 13)
Joshua’s Dream (tracks 1–13)
Jungle Fever Music (track 6)
Lawhouse Music (track 10)
Mburu Music (track 3)
Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI-affiliated music publisher of MCA Records, Inc.?) (tracks 1–13)
R2M Music (track 10)
Saja Music Co. (tracks 10, 12)
Sir & Trini Music (track 3)
Songs of Lastrada (tracks 10, 12)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 8)
Soulvang Music (track 6)
Spectrum VII (track 8)
Steel Chest Music (track 3)
The Music Force (track 6)
Thug Nation Music (tracks 2, 7)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 7)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (track 4)
mixed at:
Soundcastle in Santa Monica, California, United States (tracks 1–4, 7, 9, 12)
recorded at:
Echo Sound in Los Angeles, California, United States (tracks 1, 4–5, 8–9, 12–13)
Musiplex Studios (track 11)
Soulpower Studios (tracks 6, 10)
Westlake Recording Studios (founded as Westlake Audio in the early 1970s) in West Hollywood, California, United States (track 3)
remixed at:
samples:
Do It Roger by Roger (track 12)
Eveready Man by Lakeside (track 8)
Shit Don't Stop by Thug Life feat. Y.N.V. (track 13)
Two of Us by Cameo (track 10)
recording of:
16 on Death Row (track 9)
Do for Love (track 6)
Enemies With Me (track 7)
Fake Ass Bitches (track 5)
Hold On Be Strong (track 3)
I’m Losin It (track 4)
Nothin but Love (track 8)
Only Fear of Death (track 13)
Ready 4 Whatever (track 1)
When I Get Free (track 2)
When I Get Free II (track 11)

Release

manufactured in: United States
printed in: United States
art direction: Liam Ward
design/illustration: Altitude Design
Greg P. Bell
Ramiro Fauve
executive producer: Afeni Shakur
Lisa Smith-Putnam
We Got Kidz Productions
mastering: Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (mastering engineer "Big Bass Brian")
miscellaneous support: Kathy Angstadt
Evan Bogart
Liza Joseph
Stephen Levy-Mazin
Jill Rose
photography: Amedeo (photography)
copyrighted by: Interscope Records (1997)
manufactured by: Zomba Recording Corporation (not strictly a label - avoid adding releases here)
ASIN: US: B00000055E [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/226679 [info]

Release Group

artist & repertoire support: Tony Best
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/84835 [info]
Wikidata: Q847524 [info]