Two new Best of Tupac CDs called Thug and Life are being released in time for the holidays. Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur assisted in the creation of the CDs. Here is some information about the new CDs from a Amaru Entertainment/Interscope/UMe statement.
Each album contains one previously unreleased recording and one new remix along with nine classic tracks. Each album is available in edited and explicit versions. The collections were assembled with the assistance of his mother, Afeni Shakur, who is also the executive producer of the albums. The CDs represent different key phases of 2PAC's evolution and shows how his talent hit a high note right from the start and never wavered.
THE BEST OF 2PAC - PART 1: Thug features the previously unreleased "Resist the Temptation" and a fresh mix of "Dear Mama," featuring Anthony Hamilton, whose original Grammy-nominated version went Platinum and charted Top 10 Pop and #1 Rap. Also included are "Trapped" (2PAC's debut single), the Grammy-nominated "California Love" (with Dr. Dre), the double Platinum, #1 Pop/#1 Rap, Grammy-nominated "How Do U Want It" with K-CI & JoJo, and Top 10 Rap "So Many Tears." The remaining tracks are "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted," "I Ain't Mad At Cha," "Hail Mary," "Changes," and "Unconditional Love."
THE BEST OF 2PAC - PART 2: Life highlights the previously unreleased recording of "Dopefiend's Diner" featuring 2PAC using a vocal sample of the melody line of "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega in addition to the acoustic remix of "Thugz Mansion" featuring all three verses by 2PAC. The album also brings together the Top 5 Rap "Brenda's Got a Baby" and Gold, Top 15 Pop/#2 Rap "Keep Ya Head Up." The tracklisting adds "Definition of a Thug Nigga," "When I Get Free," "Until the End of Time" (RP Remix), "Never Call You B**** Again," "They Don't Give a F*** About Us," "Still Ballin" (Nitty Remix) and "Ghetto Gospel."
Tupac has sold nearly 40 million albums just in the U.S. A YouTube search for Tupac returns 53,000 results. Two great Tupac resources are The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation's website and 2Pac Legacy.