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Better Dayz

Better Dayz

by 2Pac2Pac


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Nearly seven years after his death, Tupac Shakur continues to be one of America's most successful recording artists, as his stockpile of unreleased material slowly finds its way to official release. Better Dayz, Pac's fifth consecutive posthumous release, gathers tracks from his legendary sessions as his alter ego Makaveli. And believe it or not, this double disc contains some of the hottest material of the slain rapper's career. Disc 1 includes plenty of songs fueled by anger and beefs, such as "When We Ride on Our Enemies," which targets Mobb Deep and unlikely foes the Fugees, and the Notorious B.I.G.–bashing "F*** 'em All." All that bile is tempered by more reflective cuts such as "Mama's Just a Little Girl" and a gorgeous acoustic version of the track "Thugz Mansion," featuring his onetime nemesis Nas. The acoustic guitars continue to ring on Disc 2 with "My Block" and "Never Gonna Call U Bitch Again," featuring R&B crooner Tyrese. Most of the tracks on Disc 2 feature some form of live instrumentation, in stark contrast to hardcore-flavored cuts such as "Military Minds" and the Outlawz-assisted "Catchin Feeling," which would have sounded a lot more raw back in the old-school Death Row days. Thug cats may be taken aback by some of Better Dayz's rap-lite tracks, but fans will revel in this otherwise exceptional release

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/26/2002
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949707026
catalogNumber: 497070
Rank: 8138


Disc 1

  1. Intro
  2. Still Ballin
  3. When We Ride on Our Enemies
  4. Changed Man
  5. F*** Em All
  6. Never B Peace
  7. Mama's Just a Little Girl
  8. Street Fame
  9. Whatcha Gonna Do
  10. Fair Xchange
  11. Late Night
  12. Ghetto Star
  13. Thugz Mansion

Disc 2

  1. My Block
  2. Thugz Mansion
  3. Never Call U B**** Again
  4. Better Dayz
  5. U Can Call
  6. Military Minds
  7. Fame
  8. Fair Xchange
  9. Catchin Feelins
  10. There U Go
  11. This Life I Lead
  12. Who Do U Believe In
  13. They Don't Give a F*** About Us
  14. [Untitled Hidden Track]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

2Pac   Primary Artist
R.J.   Bass,Guitar,Guest Appearance
Shorty B.   Bass,Guitar
Ronnie King   Keyboards
Frank Nitty Pimentel   Keyboards
Jasmine Wilson   Background Vocals
G Mack   Guitar
Ellis Taylor   Background Vocals
Courtney Copeland   Background Vocals
Alex Stiff   Bass,Guitar
Rob "Fonksta" Bacon   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Kastro   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Troy Johnson   Producer,Instrumentation
Leslie Brathwaite   Engineer
DJ Quik   Producer,Engineer
Keston Wright   Engineer
Claudio Cueni   Producer,Engineer
Johnny J   Arranger,Producer
Jazze Pha   Producer
Kevin Crouse   Engineer
Ian Boxill   Engineer
Frank Nitty Pimentel   Producer,drum programming
Suge Knight   Executive Producer
Afeni Shakur   Executive Producer
Darryl Harper   Producer
Ian Blanch   Engineer
Briss   Producer,Instrumentation
E.D.I.   Remixing
7 Aurelius   Producer,Instrumentation
Asif Ali   Engineer

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