The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

by Makaveli
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The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

Released only eight weeks after Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds, Death Row released this posthumous album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, under the name of Makaveli, a pseudonym derived from the Italian politician Niccolo Machiavelli, who faked his own death and reappeared seven days later to take revenge on his enemies. Naturally, the appearance of Don Killuminati so shortly after Tupac's death led many conspiracy theorists to surmise the rapper was still alive, but it was all part of a calculated marketing strategy by Death Row. All Eyez on Me proved that Tupac was continuing to grow as a musician and a human being, but Don Killuminati doesn't improve upon that image; instead it concentrates on G-funk beats and East Coast/West Coast rivalries. If Tupac had survived to complete Don Killuminati, it is likely that the record would have been even better.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923581024
catalogNumber: 5810
Rank: 2932

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Makaveli   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Val Young   Track Performer
2Pac   Vocals
Tyrone Wrice   Track Performer
Outlawz   Track Performer
Young Noble   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Reggie Moore   Producer
Simon   Executive Producer
Guy Snider   Engineer
Troy Staton   Producer
Tommy "D" Daugherty   Engineer
Makaveli   Producer
Hurt-M-Badd   Producer
Darryl Harper   Producer
Steve Anarden   Engineer
Ronald "Riskie" Brent   Paintings
Dametrius Ship   Producer

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The 7 Day Theory 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
he the rapper that lived in 90's
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tupac Shakur¿s darkest moment and lyrically his finest hour¿.THE 7 DAY THEORY was released only a month after the untimely death of the King of West Coast Rap. While ALL EYEZ ON ME relied on R&B influenced production and the aid of producers such as Dr. Dre, the Makaveli album was undoubtedly raw and grittier than the double-disc classic. In other words, 2Pac just didn¿t give a Fu** with this album, he was going to speak his mind and the world was going to listen. The victims of his verbal assault were Puff Daddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Mobb Deep and Nas among others. Pac¿s venemous artillery become apparent from the intro and first track ¿Bomb First¿ as he shouts ¿We bomb first when we ride, please reconsider before you die. We didn¿t even come to fight tonight but if it¿s my life or your life then I¿m gonna bomb first¿. The album is packed with Left Coast classics such as the Dre-dissing club banger ¿Toss It Up¿ and the Los Angeles anthem ¿To Live & Die In LA¿. As opposed to ALL EYEZ ON ME, however, the Makaveli album wasn¿t designed to penetrate the clubs. The production landscape was dark and eerie with tracks such as the flawless ¿Hail Mary¿ and the track ¿Blasphemy¿ where Makaveli denounces more than a few beliefs when he declares ¿We¿re probably in Hell already, our dumb azzes not knowing. Everybody kissing azz to go to heaven aint goin.¿ But religious organizations aren¿t the only ones that raised a brow at Pac¿s lyrics. A lot of East Coast heavy-hitters also had major reason for concern. ¿God don¿t like ugly, It Was Written, hey Nas your whole d**n style is bitten.¿ From Queensbridge to Brooklyn, Pac took shots at NY hip-hop. Released in the fire of the East-West hip-hop war, the album only added flames to the fire. A fire that may have brought the demise of one of rap¿s greatest. But as Makaveli put it, he¿d ¿Bring the real and be a legend whether living or dead.¿.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reading another guy article and he said people that don't listen to tupac don't understand what he is saying. I agree 100% because if they did they would know what he was screaming his lungs out for. Off top the 7 day Theory could be Tupac hardest album ever to be release, but everybody know me I say that about ever cd he make. I like how Pac brung it back to Cali for part2 dissing dre for sho. Everytime I talk about this guy I just want to talk about that guy forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where can i begin? Im gonna skip the part about how sick Pac is, because i think we already know that. Therefore Im gonna get to the album real quick. This album has to be one of the classics in rap music, anybody that knows rap will know tracks like Hailmary and To live and die in L.A. Pac speaks his mind in this album more so than in other album he ever recorded. It almost makes one feel like he knew he was gonna die in the near future, becuase he didnt hold anything back . He said what he felt, and didnt worry about the consequences. He lyrically assults his enemies to a point where u look at his foes differently."as if to say why did i ever listen to them fake cats", and when anybody has that affect on others, it shows you how big of a leader he was. and how his words got to his listeners heads and affected them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has got to be of 2pacs best albums ever. It is filled with excellent lyrics and really cool beats. There are heaps of ecxellent tracks here such as "me & my girlfriend" "to live and die in la" and krazy". An excellent album that is a must buy for any hip-hop fan.
divinetruth49clocc More than 1 year ago
east coast west coast this is the greatest rap cd of all times period! big was nice but pac was better.hip hop took a kick in the ass on 9/13/96 and 3/9/97.they were the best of boyz b4 they got caught up wit the east and west mess.biggie was the east king and pac was the king period ponit blank.ya dig?blame suge knight 4 pacs death.but 4 real it was his tme 2 go.he did what he was put here 2 do.remember he was only 17 when he started and died at 25.he did more in 25 years than most can do in a life time.he was a prophet sort of like malcolm x was ya dig.he would have ran 4 president and won,look at barrack obama! GOD bless his soul.he called in a black prince cause he needed him more! r.i.p. 2pac amaru shakur! thnx 4 all the wisdom and knowlege u were a genius! peace
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is awesome! The tracks are great especially Me & My Girl Friend. The songs on this album gives some mellow beats for the ones who like slow rap, and there are songs on it that are hard rap for those who prefer the tight stuff. 2 Pac has always been one of my favorite rappers ever. But this album just helps me too like him even more than I do. I recommend this CD to anyone who loves 2 Pac, or just likes some good beats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The could be the most underrated cd's ever released in hip-hop. This is a classic! When you first hear it, the productions sounds like some of the darkest, eiry ever - like nother ever before in hip-hop. Tupac does the rest. Tracks such as "Blasphemy" "Krazy" "White Man'z World" and "Hold your head" grip your heart and soul and have you coming back over and over again. "Hail Mary" "Me and My Girlfriend" and "Against All Odds" just get you pumped up for war, whatever you are against. The rest of the songs just carry you along. LISTEN TO THE OPENING LINE ON TRACK ONE "BOMB FIRST", YOU HEAR A VERY FAINT WHISPER: "SUGE SHOT ME"
Guest More than 1 year ago
Makaveli is the the best rapper of all time hes skills its like u dont just hear them u also see them and feel them. I'm just as messed up as the next person about his death but there are way to many things that i have seen or heard in his songs movies or what ever but even if he is dead keep his music alive keep him alive in u by playin that shyt. dead or alive tha realist rapper ever not even haters can say he's not. exit d money enter makaveli peace out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album deserves more than classic status. It only has a few songs but is better than 98% of all full length albums to this date. You can hear the hunger and passion throughout the whole cd. Do yourself a favor and buy this now..
Guest More than 1 year ago
These albums left me wondering about 2Pac¿s death, it¿s like there are clues being said on the back of every track. This is the type of album to just listen over and over. Some of my favorite tracks are Hold 'Ya Head, Crazy (amazing songs). The entire album is amazing; any 2Pac fan knows it holds it own next to his other greatest albums. This album gives much insight on many things; it is the type of album critics hate since they cannot understand the genius of the songs in this album. This is truly his best album yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man this is some crazy stuff. This is real hip-hop. It's the best cd because his lyrics make sence. Every song on here is amazing. You have to buy this CD if your a fan of hip-hop or 2pac.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is 1 of the best rap albums ever to come out period! Reading this review for AMG by Stephen Erewine (I HAVE TO SAY THIS)only dissapointed,upset and last but not leats angered me(to a certain degree). R they letting just anyone write these reviews?? "tierd g-funk beats?? "Shoddy productions"?? C mon This is not anyone lookin to buy this albut BUY IT!!! I cant tell you how many hard times songs like "Hold ya head","Krazy", have gotten me trough hard times. This is tupac is almost tupac at his best....ty u all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago