The 100 Best 2Pac Songs

45. 2Pac "Blasphemy" (1996)

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


Citing Biblical prophecy, the song opens with a disembodied voice speaking about the resurrection of Christ, setting up the sacrilege to follow. This continues the mood set by “Hail Mary,” in which Pac dares to speak as a new thugged-out prophet leader of these latter-day saints. Again sounding like a man lunging forward into darkness, Pac claims to have “the new word” and predicts “this thug life will be the death of me.”

Then he takes it further, brazenly suggesting that he is a new Christ in the flesh—a notion reinforced by the Makaveli album art. “Tell me I ain't God's son/my mama's a virgin... Brothers gettin' shot comin back resurrected." Later on he's splitting blunts like Moses split the Red Sea, and—as always—preparing for his demise: “I leave this [song] here and hope God see my heart is pure. Is heaven just another door?”

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