The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) will be honored with yet another release, a remix album helmed by his friend and label head Suge Knight. “Death Row Presents 2Pac Nu-Mixx Klazzics” is due Oct. 7 via Death Row/Koch Records.
The album will feature 10 of the rapper’s most well-known tracks, such as “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” “How Do You Want It” and “Hit ‘Em Up,” revamped by Death Row’s production team Tha Row Hitters. Due to hit U.S. radio outlets Sept. 9, the first single will be a reworking of “Life Goes On.”
“We decided to take ‘Pac’s best tracks and spice them up a bit,” said Knight in a statement. “In that way, we could revisit the classics while also offering something new. I think we accomplished our goal and I’m sure that, if he were alive today, ‘Pac would love what we’ve done.”
The most recent album bearing 2Pac’s name was 2002’s “Better Dayz” (Amaru/Death Row/Interscope), which debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.5 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The double-disc set included previously unreleased material and was executive produced by Knight and Shakur’s mother, Afeni.