Producer: Daz Dillinger
Album: All Eyez On Me
Label: Death Row/Interscope
This is Pac letting the song cry. His emotional letter to a homie introduced Danny Boy, a Suge Knight favorite, who gave the hook a Baptist church feel. The way Pac details the emotions of a changing friendship gave credence to the idea that Pac was just an artist playing gangsta. The level of sensitivity in tracks like "Brenda's Got a Baby" and "Dear Mama" seem to show Pac as soft-hearted and loving, the precise opposite of his Makaveli persona.
Since his unforgettable performance as Bishop in the Juice flick, he's often been accused of acting out the Bishop role in his real life. A better way to think of it is that he was so committed to his art that it bled into his life. Or that because he hated so passionately, he could also love with equal force. His gift for telling a soulful story let him tap into something so real and so universal that he's still felt throughout the world all these years after his death.