The 100 Best 2Pac Songs

10. 2Pac "If I Die 2Nite" (1995)

Producer: Easy Mo Bee
Album: Me Against the World
Label: Out Da Gutta/Interscope/Amaru


This record gives a good sense of Pac's mind state at this point in the game. “Addicted to drama so even my mama couldn't raise me." It's a Mo Bee track, which gives it echoes of Biggie's Ready to Die. He opens with a Peter-Piper-picked-a-peck alliteration, but Pac has always been more about flow than lyrics.

This song gives more because of the haunting hook. Did he foresee his own death? It's easy to talk about the prophetic nature of this and other songs, but one should also note that Pac knew what was coming because he knew he was calling for it. In word and deed.

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