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CD Interscope Records, 4904132, 1999, 15 Track
Still I Rise, the third posthumous release of "new" material by Tupac Shakur, is not surprisingly a mixed bag. Recorded in 1996 with the Outlawz, the disc at its best does showcase the power of 'Pac. More politically acute (and complexly anti-Clinton) than most gangsta rap even attempts to be, "Letter to the President" and "The Good Die Young" find the star turning in some of his most focused lyrics and performances. Elsewhere, he often cedes the mic to other voices; the collaborations that result--"Secretz of War", "Tattoo Tears", the title cut--are the equivalent of campfire songs for the latter-day black cowboy. Dominated by phat beats and familiar imagery, they entertain but hardly illuminate. --Rickey Wright
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1.letter to the president-3.5/5
good lyrics but the the beat is way off.nice verse from big syke.
2.still I Rise-5/5
the best song on the album.tupac give you an over view of his life from pre-birth to late teen.nice verse from the outlawz.
3.secret of war-4/5
good song.outlawz try a little too hard on this one.tupac kill the verse.
4.Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head up II)-5/5
commercial song with uplifting message.outlawz have stronger lyrics on this one.tupac voice overshadow them as usual.
5.As the World Turns -5/5
this is a strong social commentary song that touch various aspect of our life.it talk about aids,when the media was promoting songs about drugs and guns and many women.it talk about religious rights,now there is a rift between christian and islam.it talk about warfare among others.
06.Black Jesuz -3/4
good song about how they feel about sharing the smae faith with the white population.this song is a little racist.
07. Homeboyz -5/5
great beef tune,great beat by daz.tupac distroy this track.good job by the outlawz holding their own.
08-Hell 4 a Hustler 5/5
i love this song.i feel the pain that he putting across.the message is strong.Read more ›
Its too bad that further production material this good and this consistent was not recorded during Tupac's short lifetime as the tracks here are of much better quality then those on other albums such as Until The End Of Time (2001) and Better Dayz (2002). The spirit lifting 'Baby Don't Cry', the sequel to Tupac's song 'Keep Ya Head Up' from 1993 leads the album's promotion with a video featuring snippets of Tupac and starring the Outlawz with a bright beat and good lyrics on top. The up-tempo 'High Speed' and the significant 'Letter 2 The President' show that producer Johnny 'J' hasn't lost his touch as both tracks are some of the albums' best. Not forgetting the important message given through 'The Good Die Young', ironically featuring Tupac and slain Outlawz group member Kadafi, both gunned down tragically just two months apart.
Production for Still I Rise is great but the Outlawz rhyme skills are not quite up to scratch when compared with Tupac's, although they do not spoil the album, however 'Y'all Don't Know Us' does prove that they were great potentials even without their shining star. This is perhaps the best of his posthumous releases (aside from the Makaveli album), Still I Rise was greatly overlooked and should be a directive for any other future albums to be heard from Mr Shakur's estate.
One of 1999's best.
Making up the difference in both categories is Outlawz, a quartet of rappers keeping the flow going between 2Pac fragments. As with 2Pac's other posthumous releases, Still I Rise comes with four or five solid tracks that may have survived the cuts on a real 2Pac album. The title track and "Letter to the President" are obvious winners, still reliant on the syrupy G-funk that 2Pac made famous, and (thankfully) not influenced by the increasing late-'90s insurgence of muzaky hip-hop productions. And "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" -- 2Pac's self-produced follow-up to 1993's "Keep Ya Head Up" -- is a surprisingly touching message track. For any of 2Pac's fans, it'll be so good to hear his voice again on new material that the cash-in nature of Still I Rise can easily be overlooked. It's just not the album 2Pac would have produced had he still been alive.
Most recent customer reviews
I give the album 4/5, this is the third 2pac album since his death. In the album you will find Pac give the mic to tha outlawz alot, But still the CD is one to get if u a real Pac... Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by S. olutunde
With the unfortunate incident of tupac shakur's death, the outlawz his group have put out an amazing closing chapter to the story of his life. Read morePublished on April 11 2004
I FOUND THIS ALBUM, REAL COOL AND HEAVY!!! ITS VERY NON-THUGGISH ALBUM, I KNOW 2PAC DIDN'T PRODUCED IT, BUT HE RAPPED IN ALL SONGS WITH HIS HOMEBOYZ OUTLAWZ!!! Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by MR S LAMA
When compared to the works of Jay-Z, Nas, Cash Money, and other mainstream rap albums, this Outlawz album outshines what the masses hear. "Dear Mr. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by Kevin K. Krapf
This is an awesome cd, 2Pac is in it, and he is the best part of this album, but every one else is awesome too, this is a must havePublished on Jan. 25 2004 by BC Chronic smoke 10
This album was great in '99...Death Row just urged Interscope not to promote it correctly. That is why it did not sell more than the 2 million it has tallied so far. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2003 by Sy Diz
great album...except for that group of damned idiots called the outlawz. they are so irritating. they haven't a good voive, their lyrics suck.. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003