Tupac: Resurrection [Original Soundtrack] [Explicit Lyrics]

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The feature film biography Tupac: Resurrection tells the life story of rapper Tupac Shakur -- who reached mythic status after his murder -- in his own words and voice. The companion soundtrack features four previously unreleased tracks, including the single "Runnin' (Dying to Live)," produced by Eminem and featuring verses from the Notorious B.I.G. Eminem also produced the haunting, never-before-issued "Ghosts" and is featured, along with 2Pac and the Outlawz, on "One Day at a Time." Another posthumous recording is "The Realist Killaz," featuring 50 Cent. In addition to the new tracks, the soundtrack also includes nine previously released recordings spanning 2Pac's career.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The feature film biography Tupac: Resurrection tells the life story of rapper Tupac Shakur -- who reached mythic status after his murder -- in his own words and voice. The companion soundtrack features four previously unreleased tracks, including the single "Runnin' (Dying to Live)," produced by Eminem and featuring verses from the Notorious B.I.G. Eminem also produced the haunting, never-before-issued "Ghosts" and is featured, along with 2Pac and the Outlawz, on "One Day at a Time." Another posthumous recording is "The Realist Killaz," featuring 50 Cent. In addition to the new tracks, the soundtrack also includes nine previously released recordings spanning 2Pac's career.
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Amid all of the generally disappointing posthumous 2Pac releases, the Tupac: Resurrection soundtrack is a diamond in the rough, an affective listening experience that adds a few new productions to a broad sampling of the rapper's early, underexposed recordings. Intended to complement the corresponding film, Tupac: Resurrection was obviously a labor of love for Afeni Shakur, who became the caretaker of her son's legacy following his murder in 1996. The first couple releases she oversaw, beginning with R U Still Down? 1997, were spotty and somewhat ill-conceived; however, on Tupac: Resurrection she makes some wise decisions. For one, she outsources the new productions to a trustworthy producer on a hot streak, Eminem, who works his magic on a trio of tracks: "Ghost," the powerful album opener; "One Day at a Time Em's Version," a thoughtful posse track with Em and the Outlawz; and "Runnin' Dying to Live," a fascinating collabo between 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. that emphasizes the tragedy of their respective murders rather than the drama of their rivalry. For two, she compiles quite a few previously released yet seldom-heard songs from 2Pac's early years, practically all of them career standouts: "Panther Power," one of the earliest songs Pac ever recorded, dating back to approximately 1989; "Same Song," a Digital Underground song from 1991 that includes a brief yet sharp verse by Pac, his first appearance on a major-label recording; "Holler If Ya' Hear Me," a riotous song from Pac's second album, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. 1993; "Bury Me a G" and "Str8 Ballin'," a pair of highlights from the Thug Life album 1994; and "Starin' Through My Rear View," yet another thoughtful song, this one from the Gang Related soundtrack 1996 and built upon an eerie sample of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight"; and more. And for three, she closes the album with "The Realest Killaz," the extremely popular mixtape collabo between Pac and 50 Cent, where the latter absolutely blasts an unnamed rapper Ja Rule for blasphemous impersonation while at the same time brashly declaring, "Till Makaveli returns it's all eyes on me." When all is said and done, some may express disappointment that there's so much previously released material here, or perhaps that Eminem is ill-suited as a collaborator, yet it's hard to deny the emotional impact of this soundtrack's journey from the rapper's afterlife present the new productions to his brilliant beginnings the early recordings and back the 50 collabo. In a relatively brief 55 minutes, Tupac: Resurrection frames 2Pac's legacy as well as any best-of retrospective could while simultaneously eschewing the obvious hits and bringing several long-buried gems to light in the process.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2003
  • Label: Amaru / Interscope
  • UPC: 602498611593
  • Catalog Number: 000153302
  • Sales rank: 37,377

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:05)
  2. 2 Ghost (4:17)
  3. 3 One Day at a Time - Outlawz (3:44)
  4. 4 Death Around the Corner (4:07)
  5. 5 Secretz of War (4:13)
  6. 6 Runnin' (Dying to Live) (3:51)
  7. 7 Holler If Ya' Hear Me (4:38)
  8. 8 Starin' Through My Rear View (5:11)
  9. 9 Bury Me a G (4:59)
  10. 10 Same Song - Digital Underground (3:57)
  11. 11 Panther Power (4:36)
  12. 12 Str8 Ballin' (5:04)
  13. 13 Rebel of the Underground (3:16)
  14. 14 The Realist Killaz - 50 Cent (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
2Pac Primary Artist
Live Squad Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Phil Collins Composer
Ernie Isley Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Easy Mo Bee Producer
Ron Brooks Composer
Chopmaster J Producer
George Clinton Composer
G. Clinton Jr. Composer
G. Cooper Composer
Edgar Winter Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Shock-G Producer
Chicu Modu Cover Photo
DJ Pooh Producer
Luis Resto Composer
Jim Vitti Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Henry Garcia Composer
Johnny Jackson Composer
Claudio Cueni Digital Editing
Johnny J Producer
J.S. Theracon Composer
Greg Jacobs Composer
Randy Walker Composer
Diron Rivers Composer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Walter Burns Composer
Raymond Tyson Composer
Bruce Washington Composer
Afeni Shakur Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Eminem Producer
Tyrone Wrice Composer
Christopher Wallace Composer
Chuck Reed Digital Editing
Marshall Mathers Composer
Tyruss Himes Composer
Curtis Jackson Composer
Strictly Dope Producer
Tupac Shakur Composer
TreMayne Maxie Personal Assistant
W.O. Collins Composer
William Collins Composer
Tony "D" Pizarro Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TUPAC wat else do I have to say

    I believe that is one of tha single best cd tupac has came out with I sit in my room and listen to this cd over and over agian. This cd really shows tha true Tupac behind all tha gangsterr mentality every body sees.It really breaks down his childhood in detail and show how determined he was to make it because he came from a broken home and poverty and he was just trying to better himself and try to see what was really out there instead of giving up and living day to day a poverty stoken BLACK male

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHOA

    Now that's music. I can't get enough. I play the same songs over and over again. Usually I don't go for soundtracks but this one is too sweet to pass by. 2Pac is the best rapper of all time and he lives on through this. If you ain't feeling this you must be deaf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    his words

    this cd is grate some of his best work is in it.If u r a 2pac fan u will like this cd.I can relate to it & get every word he seas.Go get the cd it is grate. RIP 2pac

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Its the best cd ever

    hey when i first bought this cd it is excellent and u hav to buy the cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Posthomous Pac !!!

    Forget NU Mixx Classicz, this album truly defines Pac. The haunting Ghost and Starin Through My Rearview showcase him in his prime; while, Panther Power and Underground Rebel show the mentality of his early years. This album is a must have for any Pac fan!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    Tupac lives on through this CD. This is what he is and what he all about. Listen to the lyrics. They are powerful. TRUTH! You will want to hear this album over and over again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Cd Ever!

    I downloaded the songs. I'm buying the cd but I wanted to hear the song running with Tupac and Biggie and it gave me chills. It's such a good mix. Eminem did an awesome job on that cd and if you like eminem,tupac,biggie,50 and others you will love this album. Go out and buy it.

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