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|Studio album by 2Pac|
|Released||November 18, 2006
(see release history)
(2Pac and Kadafi's vocals)
(Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
|Genre||West coast hip hop, gangsta rap, R&B|
|Producer||Afeni Shakur (exec.), Canei Finch, E.D.I., Karma Productions, L.T. Hutton, QDIII, Salih, Sha Money XL, Tom Whalley, Swizz Beatz (exec.)|
|Singles from Pac's Life|
Pac's Life is the eleventh and sixth posthumously released studio album from the late American rapper 2Pac. The album was released on November 21, 2006, in the United States, on Amaru Entertainment. Its 2006 release date was designed to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his murder.
A broad range of artists contributed to the album, including Outlawz, Krayzie Bone, Snoop Dogg, Chamillionaire, Ludacris, (A-3), Big Syke, Papoose, Keyshia Cole, Jay Rock, Young Buck, Ashanti, T.I., Lil' Scrappy, three posthumous appearances by Kadafi, and Jamal Woolard, who became famous for portraying The Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 biopic Notorious.
The album features guest appearances from Ashanti and T.I., who appear on the title track "Pac's Life." They also participated in the release of the single version of the song, which was filmed at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts. The World Premiere of "Pac's Life" was on at 7:30 PM on BET's Access Granted on Wednesday, November 22. The video featured on BET's behind the scenes of the filming of "Pac's Life". Krayzie Bone, appears on the album's first single, "Untouchable".
The album, which was recorded in Van Nuys, California. A week of events was conducted for the celebration of the release. It kicked off on Saturday November 11 at the Vaknin Gallery with "All Eyez On Me: Hip-Hop's Legendary Performers and Photographers," where photographers displayed their material. On Tuesday November 14, at the same venue, a VIP party previewing Pac's Life took place from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The events were then shifted to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts (TASCA) where coat drives were held on Wednesday, November 15 and Friday, November 17 everyone who brought a winter coat received two admission tickets to the Pac's Life album release party. On Monday November 20, a "Pac's Life Teen Art" competition took place from 6-8 PM, where children ages 13–17 competed in an art exhibit contest.
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Reviews from critics and fans were mixed, with the general consensus being that while 2Pac's vocals were undoubtedly strong, the modern production sounded commercialized. As AllMusic described: "This isn't to say that there is not some great material on Pac's Life, because there is ..., but the power of 2Pac's words is often lost behind the modern production and new verses from artists like Ludacris, Lil Scrappy, and Ashanti."
Pac's Life sold 159,000 copies in its first week on the charts. The album went gold in 2007 when it shipped 500,000 copies in the USA.
|1.||"Untouchable" (Swizz Beatz Remix) (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)||Swizz Beatz||4:16|
|2.||"Pac's Life" (featuring T.I., Ashanti)||L.T. Hutton||3:38|
|3.||"Dumpin'" (featuring Hussein Fatal, Papoose and Carl Thomas)||Sha Money XL||4:27|
|4.||"Playa Cardz Right" (Female) (featuring Keyshia Cole)||Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins||4:33|
|5.||"Whatz Next" (featuring A3 & Jay Rock)||Salih Williams||4:18|
|6.||"Sleep" (featuring Young Buck & Chamillionaire)||Sha Money XL||4:10|
|7.||"International" (featuring Nipsey Hussle & Young Dre the Truth)||L.T. Hutton||4:01|
|8.||"Don't Sleep" (featuring Lil' Scrappy, Nutso, Yaki Kadafi and Stormy)||E.D.I. Mean||3:36|
|9.||"Soon As I Get Home" (featuring Yaki Kadafi)||QD3||3:40|
|10.||"Playa Cardz Right" (Male) (featuring Ludacris & Keon Bryce)||Sha Money XL||4:54|
|11.||"Don't Stop" (featuring Big Syke, Yaki Kadafi, Hussein Fatal, E.D.I., Young Noble and Stormy)||L.T. Hutton||5:25|
|12.||"Pac's Life" (Remix) (featuring Snoop Dogg, T.I. and Chris Starr)||L.T. Hutton||3:39|
|13.||"Untouchable" (featuring Yaki Kadafi, Hussein Fatal and Gravy)||Sha Money XL||4:25|
|UK Edition bonus track|
|14.||"Dear Mama" (Remix) (featuring Anthony Hamilton)||Frank Nitty||5:42|
|Japanese Edition bonus track|
|15.||"Scared Straight" (Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins)||3:29|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||62|
|US Billboard 200||9|
|US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||3|
|US Billboard Top Rap Albums||3|
|Australia||November 18, 2006|
|Europe||November 20, 2006|
|United States||November 21, 2006|
|Japan||December 13, 2006|