MAKAVELI - THE 7 DAY THEORY
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|9. White Man'z World|
|10. Me And My Girlfriend|
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|12. Against All Odds|
For this release, Tupac Shakur adopted the pseudonym "Makaveli" in honor of the philosopher Machiavelli, author of the devious politician's handbook The Prince. Contractually his final effort for Death Row, it was recorded in seven days and was released on schedule in October 1996, despite Shakur's death a month earlier. Shakur was unparalleled at balancing the upbeat and the morbidly grim, and tracks like "Toss It Up" are such wonderfully catchy pop songs that the nasty lyrical digs at his then-current crop of enemies seem almost subliminal. Not so with album closer "Against All Odds," in which Shakur spells out very explicitly who he thinks was responsible for his ambush shooting in New York City. Overall, the Makaveli album feels so much like one man's complete exorcism of an overload of pent-up personal and professional pressures that it's hard not to believe that Shakur had all eyes on a new direction for the future. --Gregg Turkington --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Pac drops the party atmosphere that was constantly portrayed on All Eyez On Me and strictly gets down to business on this album. What follows was an album that he (miraculously) completed in 7 days, a majority of which was done in 3 days.
This album captures the essence Pac being a living contradition of "thug angel," a gangsta with an introspective, soft side. The album is monochromatic, switching from disses and hard tracks right into introspective, soft tracks. The production on this album is better than All Eyez On Me, peaking of course with Hail Mary, and Pac's lyrical abilities as an MC were improving up to the night of September 7th, 1996.
In addition to the music, there's one other reason this album will forever remain timeless. With Pac laying extra vocal layers and talking throughout most of the tracks, and some possible additions by Death Row itself, it takes multiple listens to catch every word or hear everything in a track. There was a debate over the intro of Hail Mary, the intro of Hold Ya Head, and still nobody is sure what's said at the beginning of Bomb First. This album is mysterious, engrossing, hard and soft all at the same time, without a skip in the album.
If All Eyez On Me cemented Pac as a rap god and the biggest name in rap history, the Makaveli CD may have cemented Pac as the greatest rapper of all time.
2.)Hail Mary (featuring The Outlawz) 10/10 a cold beat that if any rapper rap to it they would sound good. And Pac had great verses. Eminem, 50 cent, and Busta Rhymes redid this song to diss Ja Rule.
3.)Toss it Up 9/10 the chrous is very good, this is a song more for the ending. except at the ending when he disses Dr.Dre.
4.)To Live & Die in LA (featuring Val Young) 10/10 2pac mostly talks about LA.
5.)Blasphemy 10/10 2pac talks about alot of things in this song. His father, Malcome X, Heaven and more.
6.)Life of an Outlaw (featuring The Outlawz) 8/10 They talk about living as an Outlaw and what you go through as one.
7.)Just Like Daddy (featuring Outlawz) 9/10 This is for the ladies too, they talk about what they will do for a women. Saying it's ok for their girl to call them daddy.
8.)Krazy (featuring somebody???) 10/10 one of my favorite songs on here, 2pac tells about how messed up things are for him. So he feels crazy, you have to listen to it.
9.)White Man's World 9/10 2pac tells how you should think if your a young black boy (like me) in this white man's world.
10.)Me & My GirlFriend 9/10 It is like two crimnal couples getting away from the law. You do know Jay-Z redid this song, but I like Pac's more.
11.)Hold Ya Head (Featuring Tyrone Wrice) 9/10 2pac and Tyrone tell ya got to keep your head up. Even through the worst of situations.
12.)Against All Odds 10/10 2pac disses alot of people on here Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep, Nas, P. Diddy, but that's just some of them. 50 cent redid some of this song to diss Ja on that Hail Mary song he did with Eminem and Busta Rhymes.Read more ›
Its not good, its not bad, its just so mediocre it can be.
I think both hes best lyrics, rap and flow is introduced in "Me Against The World"
The best melodies and variation in "All Eyez On Me"
And the best individual songs in "2Pacalypse Now" & "Strictly For My N.I.G.G.A.Z" (brendas got a baby, keep ya head up, trapped, point the finga, strictly for my niggaz, souljas story)
Its not a totally boring album, good songs emerge here and there but when its mixed up with boring opposites its not funny..
As an example, "Toss It Up" is a song on Greatest Hits, and i cant believe it..
that song is so horrible both the melody, lyric and rap, in my opinion one of hes absolute worst.
And I really cant stand the strange sounds he makes in the song "Krazy" :
"I see blodds and crips runnin up the hill,
Lookin for a better waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay..
My brothas and sistas it's time to bail,
Cuz even thug niggas praaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.."
It seems like hes trying to make the rhyme better just by extend the last words (waaaaaaay, praaaaaay) and it sounds bad.
And its many other things I dont like about some songs.
Maybe im "too" negative right now, so im jumping to the good things :
There is good songs, very good songs.. and one of them is my all-time favourite Tupac song called "Blasphemy" (probably surprising many Tupacfans whos reading this).
Dark melody and I think the lyric is real good especially this :
"I got advice from my father
All he told me was this
Nigga get off your ass
If you plan to be rich
There's ten rules to the game
but I'll share with you two
Know, niggas gon' hate for whatever you do
Now rule one get yo cash on M.O.B.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This album is jus perfect altogether. I cant even rate every song cuz they deserve better that 5/5. Pac is jus dope, cop this album!Published on July 14 2006 by Reckless
Brings back too many bad memories from years 96 and 97. If you can get past the that, it's probably Pac's #1 or #2 best album.Published on July 19 2004
This album is very mysterious, the lyrics are sick there is a message in it like there is one in the resurrection soundtrack. Read morePublished on July 13 2004
Tupac is my all time favorite rapper; hands down. However the the funniest thing about that is there are rappers that have better metaphors and sicker lyrics (Jay-z, Biggie)... Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Zabari Quest
I can never believe the mind state pac was in 4 dis album. U lyk 03 bonnie & clyde? Hail Mary o3? THose songs jus copy off this album. Pac is the greatest and always will be. Read morePublished on June 18 2004