Today is Tupac”2Pac” Shakur’s birthday. He’s known for many things, but what I liked most about him was the emotional rawness in his music, which I had never heard on that level before. So in honor of, in my opinion, the greatest rapper of all time , I’ve compiled three songs where 2Pac was at his best that you should listen to right now.
1. “It Ain’t Easy ” – This gem appeared on his classic “Me Against the World”, which also included one of his signature songs, the Mother’s Day staple “Dear Mama”. Over a smooth beat laced with keyboards and guitars, he spoke on some of his tribulations, including jail time, and referenced Bill Clinton and Mike Tyson.
2. “My Block” – This song appeared on The Show soundtrack and is probably my favorite 2Pac song. Over the smooth East Coast production of Easy Mo Bee, Pac really let loose on this one painting pictures for the listener.
3. Credited as Makaveli “Krazy ( ft Bad Azz) – On this slow piano groove, once again Pac reaches emotional levels still rarely unmatched in Hip-Hop. The catchy chorus, sung by Pac, along with a dope verse by West Coast MC Bad Azz really sealed the deal.
Also, today in celebration of his 45th birthday the trailer for his biopic “All Eyez On Me” was released . I swear the actor looks just like him !! Watch it below ..
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