The 100 Best 2Pac Songs

17. 2Pac "Against All Odds" (1996)

Producer: Hurt-M-Bad, Makaveli, D, Lance Pierre and Justin Isham
Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
Label: Death Row/Interscope


Released after his murder, this record became Pac's de facto last will and testament, as well as the greatest bit of dry snitching ever recorded. Over dream-like production, Makaveli declares war on the men he believed were responsible for his New York shooting. In an unprecedented move he speaks their names directly.

After sending lyrical shots at Nas, De La Soul, and Puff he points the finger at Hatian Jack, an alleged government informant who was involved in the same rape case as Pac but quickly set free while Pac sat in prison for months. Makaveli goes on to name Jimmy Henchman and “Tut”—the suspected Brooklyn gunman—as Jack's accomplices in the attempt to murder him in Quad studios. Pac talks extra reckless, and that recklessness made for one of the most riveting pieces of music ever set to wax.

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