Pac's Life (song)

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"Pac's Life"
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Single by 2Pac featuring Ashanti and T.I.
from the album Pac's Life
Released October 21, 2006
Format CD single, 7"
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:37
Label Amaru, Interscope
Songwriter(s) Tupac Shakur, Clifford Harris, Ashanti Douglas, Prince Nelson
Producer(s) L. T. Hutton
2Pac singles chronology
"Pac's Life"
"Playa Cardz Right"
"Pac's Life"
"Playa Cardz Right"
Ashanti singles chronology
"Still on It"
(2005) Still on It2005
"Pac's Life"
(2006) Pac's Life2006
"Put a Little Umph in It"
(2007) Put a Little Umph in It2007
T.I. singles chronology
"Live in the Sky"
(2006) Live in the Sky2006
"Pac's Life"
(2006) Pac's Life2006
"Top Back"
(2006) Top Back2006
Music video
“Pac's Life” on YouTube

"Pac's Life" is a single written and performed by American rappers Tupac Shakur and T.I and R&B singer Ashanti, produced by L. T. Hutton for Shakur's posthumously released album of the same name. The second Tupac verse was recycled from a song titled "This Life I Lead". T.I. said in an interview that working on a Tupac song was an honor, as he idolized him while growing up.

The single peaked at #1 on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles in the December 2, 2006 issue of Billboard magazine. It was also a top ten hit in Ireland and peaked at number 21 in the UK. 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., Ashanti and Chris Starr appeared on the album.

Track listing[edit]


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


Chart (2006–07) Peak
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 R&B (Official Chart Company)[6] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 21
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 19
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard) 1

Release history[edit]

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