The 100 Best 2Pac Songs

24. 2Pac "To Live & Die in L.A." (1996)

Producer: QDIII
Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
Label: Death Row/Interscope


Call this one “California Love” part deux. Pac writes a love letter to the city he calls home, shedding one of the few rays of light on the dark moodiness of the Killuminati album. This poignantly hopeful track is marked by Pac's real affection for the rituals of the Los Angeles lifestyle.

His verses are full of familial love and personal history. The record actually sounds like the city of angels. This would be one of our last glimpses of the calm, insightful and warm Pac, sans violent obsessions and madman-isms that marked the Makaveli period.

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