Untouchable (Tupac Shakur song)

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"Untouchable (Swizz Beatz Remix)"
Single by 2Pac featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
from the album Pac's Life
Released February 28, 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Gangsta rap
Length 3:53
Label Amaru, Interscope
Writer(s) Tupac Shakur
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz
2Pac singles chronology
"Ghetto Gospel"
(2005)
"Untouchable"
(2006)
"Pac's Life"
(2006)

"Untouchable" is a posthumous single by 2Pac, featuring Krayzie Bone, from the album Pac's Life. Remixed by Swizz Beatz, it was the street-single released opposite the lead-single, "Pac's Life". The single debuted #91 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and #21 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles sales on the December 2, 2006 issue of Billboard magazine. 2Pac's verse has some similar lyrics from other songs that include: drunk freestyle, "Killuminati", and the unreleased song "War Gamez". 2Pac at times used lyrics from unreleased tracks in order to make an updated track sound better.

"Killuminati" was recorded on 8 July 1996 for The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, but didn't make the final cut, and was released in 1999 in remixed form on Still I Rise.

Original version[edit]

A pre-mix of the original version leaked onto the internet which features Hussein Fatal and E.D.I. Mean. The final mix of the original, with Yaki Kadafi and Storm, has yet to leak, although a snippet of Kadafi's verse over the original beat is available.

Other versions[edit]

The album version, remixed by Sha Money XL, is the last song featured on the album with guest appearances by Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, Yaki Kadafi and Hussein Fatal.

The unreleased, but leaked "Untouchable (Freestyle)" is a version recorded after the initial sessions for the song "Untouchable". The instrumental itself was remixed to a more "live" setting with 2Pac laying down vocals while heavily intoxicated.

Versions[edit]

  1. "Untouchable" Original Version (unleaked and unreleased)
  2. "Untouchable" featuring Lisa Lopes (Supernova version)
  3. "Untouchable" featuring Lisa Lopes (unreleased Death Row remix intended for the N.I.N.A. album)
  4. "Untouchable" (Swizz Beatz remix)
  5. "Untouchable" (Sha Money XL remix)
  6. "Legendary" featuring Lisa Lopes (2009 Eye Legacy remix, 2Pac's vocals were scrapped from the album due to copyright issues but can be found online)

Supernova version[edit]

"Untouchable" was first issued on Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' album Supernova, using the instrumental from the original version with vocals from 2Pac from both the song and its freestyle version.

N.I.N.A. version[edit]

The song was then re-mixed and re-recorded for Lopes' second studio album N.I.N.A.. It was released as a promotional single for the album.[1]

Eye Legacy version[edit]

The song was re-mixed from the Supernova version and released under the title "Legendary" on Eye Legacy. This official album version does not feature 2Pac. However, the version with 2Pac can be found online.[2]

Django Unchained version[edit]

The song was re-mixed with "The Payback" by James Brown and was played during the final shoot-out in Calvin Candie's house.

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