Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Busby's Underrated/Favorite/Hated 2Pac Albums
It's been 15 years since the passing of Afeni's baby boy, and his legacy is still alive and strong. With the combination of his studio and posthumous albums, 2Pac left over 15 albums worth of material that lasted over the past 2 decades and he became the highest selling hip-hop artist of all time. With the anniversary of his death, I am gonna give my opinion about my favorite 2Pac albums from before he died and my favorite 2Pac after he died. Also I am gonna give my opinion on his most underrated album, that I felt more people should have checked out and I am gonna give my opinion on what 2Pac should have NEVER seen the light of day...
Favorite Album (Before Death): Makaveli-The Don Killiminati: The 7 Day Theory
Honorable Mention: Me Against The World
Favorite Album (After Death): R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
Honorable Mention: Better Dayz & Loyal To The Game (fuck what y'all say Em did a good job with production on the album)
Most Underrated Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Busby's Opinion:Pac's sophomore album that is in my opinion CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED. Oh my God, there were SOO many bangers on this album it's not even funny! From Holler If You Hear Me to Souljah's Revenge to Last Wordz with Ice Cube & Ice T, this album showed how much 2Pac grew as an artist. He let out his anger towards crooked cops and screamed out how you can't keep a black man down no matter what you do. You can't forget about the hoe anthem I Get Around, the pro woman anthem of Keep Your Head Up, and the "Fuck my father" anthem of Papa'z Song. Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z is an album that more people should listen to, there really are some gems in there..real talk
Honorable Mention: Thug Life: Volume 1
Worst Album: Pac's Life
With the exception of ONE track (the Swizz Beatz produced Untouchable) this album was nothing more then 2Pac: Duets. There was not ONE solo Pac joint on here, they were all recycled verses that they just copied and pasted to new beats and just put mainstream artist to make a few dollars. Damn near everybody on that album had a forgettable verse and that God awful Pac's Life song was terrible, the original was WAAAY better. IDK why the estate signed off on that bullshit, I bet it disappointed a majority of the Pac fans knowing that Pac had alot more original material that has let to see the light of day (or in better quality). Hopefully Afeni releases another posthumous album filled with original content and NO features from mainstream artist like Weezy or Rick Ross or Drake or motherfucking Wakka Flocka...
Dishonorable Mention: ANYTHING that Suge Knight released after Pac's death..
and there you have it...my favorite/underrated/least favorite 2Pac albums...now I hope y'all don't get booty tickled..this is just MY opinion...
2Pac was one of the Greatest Of All Time...there is NO denying this..he set the blueprint on how to become a legend in hip-hop. He became the hip-hop Jesus that died for all these rappers sins (I.E. Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Em, etc). There will never be another like him, and he will NEVER be forgotten. Until then Pac, we will see ya at Thugz Mansion.
Thug Life Bitch!