Pac's Life (song)

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"Pac's Life"
Single by 2Pac featuring Ashanti and T.I.
from the album Pac's Life
Released October 21, 2006
Format CD single, 7" single
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
"Untouchable"
(2006)
"Pac's Life"
(2006)
"Playa Cardz Right"
(2008)
Ashanti chronology
"Still on It"
(2005)
"Pac's Life"
(2006)
"Put a Little Umph in It"
(2007)
T.I. chronology
"Live in the Sky"
(2006)
"Pac's Life"
(2006)
"Top Back"
(2006)
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 fellow American rapper T.I. The second Tupac 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 in 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 and 50 Cent, and Nas.

The original version of the song samples Prince's "Pop Life" and is a minute and 34 seconds in duration, with some speculating it might have been cut off when it was initially leaked. It first features Tupac's verse and Tupac singing the hook.

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 in the long-awaited 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]

UK CD

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006–07) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 34
Germany (GfK Entertainment)[2] 31
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 38
Portugal (Portugal Digital Songs)[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

References[edit]