Hooray folks! We have finally made it to Volume 5 people. I’m sure by now some of y’all or a lot of y’all definitely consider Pac as one of the GOATs. This man is the hardest working artist of all time in a short amount of time besides Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and a selected few.
On this volume I included the original unreleased cut “Wonder Why They Call U Bitch” from 1994 while he was still signed to Interscope. He did this song before he got shot the first time and if you noticed Kanye West use the same break beat on Common song “Forever Begins” from Finding Forever album. Also the lyrics on this song is different from the All Eyez On Me version… Similar but he changes words and some of the lines. Check out the unreleased MC Hammer song “Too Late Playa” he was working for his unreleased album in 9-6.
I included “What U Won’t Do 4 Love” (1990-91 Live Session Version) from when 2Pac was around 19 yrs old spitting a good story on love. Also this is the original of “Do For Love” I know I put the originals on the other mixtape but this is the early 90′s version also one of the guys play the piano live, you hear everybody in the background talking and vibing. I miss records like that… Also I love the piano play on this song. These type of cuts made me remember why I fell in love with Hip Hop as a kid back in the day. People try to say Pac isn’t lyrical but stuff like this show his potential and his talents.
“Immortal” featuring Outlawz & Big Syke is a an unreleased song produced by Sam Sneed before Sam got beat up badly at Death Row after Dr. Dre left to form Aftermath. This song is dope to me (Of course I like just about every Pac song).
“Heaven Ain’t Hard 2 Find” (Unreleased Original Version Demo). I’m sure a lot of you older heads and people my age remember this song from All Eyez On Me but this version is a little different. He talk on the outro for a while and its different period. The beat still the same but then again you’ll notice a few changes.
“U Can Call” (Original Phone Rip). This isn’t the full version of the song because it cut off during verse 3. I tried to find the whole version but I can’t yet since it haven’t leaked out yet and the other phone rips sound really bad! I like this version better than the Better Dayz version though. I just wish they would stop fucking up his music like that.
“World Wide Dime Piece” (From One Nation Album) featuring Coco Brovaz, Greg Nice & Snoop Doggy Dogg (He talks at the outro). This definitely has a east coast feel to it with the drum pattern and also the piano sample. I’m sure you guys and gals will notice the 2Pac verse is the same verse Bun B used on his song with Pimp C. Also this verse was on “International” from the wack ass Pac’s Life album. This is the original so enjoy this one!
I know “As Soon As I Get Home” featuring Kadafi is already on Pac’s Life but I just included this anyways since some people still haven’t heard it. This is the true original form which they left it as the original on Pac’s Life. I’ll give them kudos on that one for leaving this song the way it is was made.
Unreleased “Holla If Ya Hear Me” from 1992 featuring Live Squad (Big Stretch & His brother Majesty). This is different from the Strickly 4 My Niggaz version and also the lyrics is very different! They sampled Scarface rap lines on the hook.
Ok I did enough yapping so go ahead and just enjoy the music from mixtape series #5 and stay tune in for Vol. 6!! Comin’ to a headphone near you!
1. Holla If You Hear Me (Unreleased 1992 Version) (feat. Live Squad)
2. Out On Bail (Original)
3. Life So Hard (Original 1994 Version) *Don’t get confused with the 1996 version from Gang Related soundtrack with Snoop*
4. Judgement Day (Original) (feat. Thug Life & Stretch)
5. Who Do U Luv (Original) (Without Stretch Verse) *I’ll probably include the version with Stretch on the next series*
6. Wonder Why They Call You Bitch (Unreleased 1994 Version Before Death Row)
7. Heaven Ain’t Hard 2 Find (Unreleased Original Version) (feat. Danny Boy)
8. Immortal (Unreleased) (feat. Outlaw Immortalz) (Produced By Sam Sneed)
9. My Closest Road Dogz (Original) (feat. Big Syke)
10. Still Ballin’ (Original) (feat. Kurupt) (Produced By Johnny J) *Remixed version from the song come off of Better Dayz and feat. Trick Daddy*
11. What U Won’t Do 4 Luv (Unreleased 1991 Live Session)
12. Bitches World Wide Dime Piece (Original from One Nation) (feat. Coco Brothaz, Greg Nice & Snoop Doggy Dogg)
13. U Can Call (Unreleased Phone Rip) *Not full Version yet hopefully CDQ will release soon*
14. Letter To My Unborn Child (Original) *I made a typo, Nuttso isn’t on this song! He is on the original “Wordz To My First Born”*
15. This Life I Lead (Original) (feat. Gonzoe, Tha Dogg Pound & Nuttso)
16. Representing 4 Ron G (Unreleased) (feat. Stretch, Keith Murray & Waterbed Kev) (Note: Pac’s verse was on Big L’s “Deadly Combination”)
17. Soon As I Get Home (Original) (feat. Kadafi)
18. Too Late Playa (Unreleased) (Performed by MC Hammer feat. Big Daddy Kane, 2Pac & Danny Boy)