Producer: Daz Dillinger Album: All Eyez On Me Label: Death Row/Interscope
"Let's get ready to rumble!" After signing with Suge Knight and Death Row Records to get out of prison, 2Pac returns as a “musical mercenary” with vastly improved rhyme skills. Among his first utterances: “My attitude is fuck it/and motherfuckers love it.” Pac uses this track to explain the rationale behind his new religion: Riderism.
A menacing piano adds drama to the track as a reincarnated Pac gleefully gets to lyrical gun bus'ing. “My greatest wish is to rise/above these coward-ass niggas I despise.”
“Ambitionz” finds him making reference to the New York shooting. Pac intuitively understood how to add this to his mythology. “Blast me but they didn't finish/Didn't diminish, my powers/Now I'm back to be a motherfucking menace.”
What adds dimension to his threats and violent bravado are lines that confess his own vulnerability. He rhymes about having suicidal thoughts, and begs his mama to save him—even as he claims thug immortality and wishes death on his enemies.