Pac's Life (song)

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"Pac's Life"
Single by 2Pac featuring Ashanti & T.I.
from the album Pac's Life
Released October 21, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:37
Label Amaru, Interscope
Writer(s) Tupac Shakur, Clifford Harris, Ashanti Douglas
Producer(s) L. T. Hutton
2Pac chronology
"Pac's Life"
"Playa Cardz Right"
Ashanti chronology
"Still on It"
"Pac's Life"
"Put a Little Umph in It"
T.I. chronology
"Live in the Sky"
"Pac's Life"
"Top Back"
Music video
“Pac's Life” on YouTube

"Pac's Life" is a single by Tupac Shakur from his posthumously released album of the same name. Produced by L. T. Hutton, it includes guest appearances from R&B singer Ashanti and rapper T.I. The second 2Pac verse was recycled from a song titled "This Life I Lead". That song was released as part of the Pac's Life album in 2006. T.I. said on an interview that working on a Tupac song was an honor, as he idolized him while growing up. The song was a top ten hit in Ireland and a number 21 hit in the UK.

The single peaked at #1 on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles in the December 2, 2006 issue of Billboard magazine.

On MTV Australia, "Pac's Life" peaked at the number 1 spot on the "Hip Hop Countdown", beating new releases from Jay-Z, Eminem & 50 Cent, and Nas.

According to the Australian Record Industry Association, Pac's Life Debuted at number 1 on the Australian charts.

Original version of the song samples Prince's "Pop Life" features first 2Pac's verse and 2Pac singing the hook. Original version is 1:34 long and many have speculated that it might have been cut off when it was initially leaked.

Music video[edit]

The video made its world premiere on the BET music network in the United States on November 22, 2006. The video was featured on BET's Access Granted, where viewers saw the process of filming the video for "Pac's Life". Both T.I. and Ashanti were featured on the long awaited Tupac video, which was filmed at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, in Atlanta, Georgia. The video premiered on MTV on November 28, 2006.

Official remixes[edit]

A remix with Snoop Dogg, T.I and Chris Starr appeared on the album.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Pac's Life" (album version) (Featuring T.I. & Ashanti)
  2. "Pac's Life" (Remix) (Featuring Snoop Dogg, T.I. & Chris Starr)


Chart (2006–07) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 1
Germany (Media Control AG)[2] 31
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 38
Portugal (Portugal Digital Songs|IFPI)[5] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 21
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 19
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard) 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States October 21, 2006
United Kingdom February 5, 2007