The 100 Best 2Pac Songs

75. 2Pac "Life of an Outlaw" (1996)

Producer: Big D and Makaveli
Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
Label: Death Row/Interscope


In the strange and confusing days after Pac's death, many speculated that the 7 days in the album title stood for the time between Shakur's September 7 shooting in Las Vegas and his death on the 13th in a Vegas hospital. But Pac explained that The Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory referred to how long it took to record the album.

The production on “Life of an Outlaw” is representative of the overall sound of Makaveli's debut—stripped down and impressionistic. Gone for the most part is the lush g-funk of All Eyez On Me. Still, Pac's delivery is looser and more confident on this team-building exercise. “Would you give your life for me?” Pac asks his rap soldier E.D.I Mean. “On my grandmother” is his reply. Really?

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