The 100 Best 2Pac Songs

13. 2Pac "Changes" (1998)

Producer: 2Pac
Album: Greatest Hits
Label: Amaru/Death Row/Interscope

"It takes skill to be real," Pac raps on one of his better posthumous releases. "Time to heal each other." Over a reworking of a sentimental Bruce Hornsby tune, Shakur lays out his struggle as Amerikkka's most hated. His genius comes in somehow creating a sense of hope in the midst of hopelessness—hip-hop original magic trick. Even though lines like "we ain't ready to see a black president” have gone out of date, Pac's love for his community and his people are undiminished. The biggest surprise comes with his suggestion that we “change the way we eat." Was Pac becoming vegan?

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