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Better Dayz Explicit Lyrics
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|1. My Block remix|
|2. Mama's Just A Little Girl|
|3. Never Call U Botch Again|
|4. Thugs Mansion|
|5. You Can Call|
|6. Military Minds|
|8. Fair Xchange remix|
|9. Catchin Feelings|
|10. There U Go|
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2Pac's been dead for more than six years, and in that time his estate has released a dizzying array of questionable posthumous material--with much more to come in 2003, by the way (the liner notes list documentary soundtracks, another unreleased double album, DVDs, etc.). On the first disc's "Intro," an unnamed street reporter wonders, "Where are these songs coming from?" After repeated listens, your best guess would be from his unfinished studio outtakes. Nevertheless, these tracks were apparently recorded during his prolific, vexed Makaveli stage. "When We Ride on Our Enemies" demonstrates much vitriol, as Pac's verses are littered with fightin' words for rappers like Mobb Deep and Da Brat. Likewise, "F*** 'Em All" hurls threats at the late Notorious B.I.G., reminding fans of the time when media-induced East Coast-West Coast feuds were way out of control. The ghetto Elvis's tales of slum grandeur reach their zenith when he serves up his explicit boasts to women on "Fair Xchange." Gripping.
It's too bad the first disc's last track, an acoustic version of "Thugz Mansion," undermines much of the credibility of this project. When Pac's alleged enemy Nas's vocals are mixed in to appear like he's sitting next to Pac by a fireplace all warm and toasty, sharing rhymes, you immediately smell the influence of executive producer Suge Knight. The second disc is just as dodgy, but might resonate more with new fans simply wanting to hear good beats and rhymes. "Never Call U B**** Again" is a tidy love song that R&B crooner Tyrese complements well, while the title track featuring Ronald "Mr. Biggs" Isley provides a necessary escape from much of Pac's brooding imagery. In the end, the quandary of this double disc has nothing to with Pac but with producer Johnny "J"'s middling G-funk-lite beats and Suge Knight's involvement. This one's for collectors and curious onlookers. --Dalton Higgins
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"When We Ride On Our Enemies"- This song mainly goes at Mobb Deep, Da Brat, and The Fugees. Amazing beat and hard, brutal lyrics by Pac. Two verses of greatness.
"My Block"- An acoustic classic from 2Pac. Four verses with great storytelling.
"Thugz Mansion"(Acoustic)- Everyone complains about Nas being on this track(they were beefing before he died), but The Outlawz said in an interview that Pac squashed the beef before his death. Great song.
"Thugz Mansion"- This is the second version of the song. Tight three verses from Pac and an excellant chorus by Anthony Hamilton.
"Fame"- A catchy, classic chorus. The only con of this song is that I think The Outlawz shouldn't have been on this particular song.
"Ghetto Star"- I like the beat and the verses. The guest rapper(Nutso) is a pretty good rapper.
"Mama's Just A Little Girl"- Sounds like a part 2 of Brenda's Got A Baby. It's one of the best songs on the album in my opinion.
"Catchin Feelings"- A cool, fast-paced, song featuring The Outlawz.
"Changed Man"- The only party song I really like on the album. T.I. guest raps.
"Late Night"- Like the guy says at the beginning, it's a smooth song to smoke to. Nice beat.
"They Don't Give A F*ck About Us"- A very powerful hook, with tight verses.Read more ›
The 2 disc set is pretty even when it comes to the share of the album's best tracks. 'Still Ballin', 'Street Fame', the playful 'Late Night' and the acoustic version of 'Thugz Mansion' do not disappoint, but being listed in various places, it doesn't help disc 1's level of consistency. Disc 2 however does include my favourites such as the title track, the slow but meaningful 'Fame' and 'There U Go', which is perhaps the nicest sounding song on the album - not forgetting the peaceful 'Who Do You Believe In' featuring late Outlawz member Kadafi.
Unfortunately, as a whole, the album failed to really satisfy as most songs are remixed or re-edited for commercial release and features rappers and singers (Nas and Mya most obviously) who Tupac would never have worked with in life. Its unfortunate as 'Better Dayz' is strong lyrically but fails greatly when it comes to the beats behind them.
A worthy Tupac album, but not the most fulfilling - cop it anyway.
Released closely near his movie and soundtrack, Tupac Resurrection, I will tell you upfront that this CD eclipses the Resurrection soundtrack. Not only is it longer, but it is more of Tupac's style. The album begins with an amazing introduction where a reporter is on the scene of Better Dayz's release night. In the background, a crowd is chanting for the record, creating a "pumped up" feeling that you may experience before going into a sport game. After the introduction, it merges into the first track, "Still Ballin." Still Ballin is the second part of the "Straight (or Str8) Ballin" track (you can find this on the Resurrection CD). Still Ballin is an excellent track with an amazing beat and quality rapping. It's one of the album's best tracks, fast paced and intense.
The next track, a change of pace, is a slower but more hostile track. "When We Ride On Our Enemies" is a diss to "Da Brat," "Mobb Deep" and "The Fugees." The Fugees feud began when the Fugees evidently dissed Tupac, causing him to retaliate. Furthermore, The Fugees were continually calling gangsta rap too "heavy." Tupac just derails Mobb Deep, and even though it is belligerent, it is a great song with excellent quality.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is one of the best 2pac albums alive or dead.It was mind blowing the flow and how seemless the tracks were.I love this album and i listen to it all the time. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2005 by Hip-Hop Head
Molly from Texas, you're a b*tch who wouldnt know HipHop if you owned every f*ckin rap cd there is. How dare you insult a legend like 2Pac. Read morePublished on July 13 2004
It won't go down in history as the next "All Eyez On Me", but 2Pac's latest posthumous gem is a classic in my opinion....with a few flaws. Read morePublished on June 24 2004 by Cam3leon
Fantastic album from the greatest MC ever. From start to finish it's a solid effort. And Amaru Records did a great job on this one. Read morePublished on May 12 2004
tupac,in my opinion is the greatest rapper of all time. he was a true lyricist. personally, i think his music is being massacred. Read morePublished on May 6 2004
It is amazing he made all these songs so quick and all of them are becoming hits. This album has something a little bit for everyone. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by J.D.
It's only when a new 2pac album of "discovered" songs is released that we realise what we are missing. Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by makaveli
This is my favorite 2pac cd. I think it is better than All Eyez on Me. the double album has 13 tracks on each of them. Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by biggiejerseys