Six years after his death, 2Pac's catalog continues to grow, as evidenced by this latest posthumous double-disc set.
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26
Six years after his death, 2Pac's catalog continues to grow, as evidenced by this latest posthumous double-disc set. Executive-produced by Suge Knight and Afeni Shakur (the rapper's mother), the collection offers previously unreleased material by one of rap's most prolific MCs. Lead single "Thugz Mansion" eerily talks about an afterlife. Featuring Anthony Hamilton, the single is as authentic and timely as anything on the radio today. The acoustic version of the single—which features Nas—is equally haunting. Balancing the prophetic ("Never B Peace") with the malicious ("When We Ride on Our Homies"), 2Pac had the all-too-rare ability to walk that fine line between lightness and darkness. One of the first rap artists to craft a double album, Better Dayz again proves that although he's gone, 2Pac will never be forgotten. Quite a testament.—RH