Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TaPeMaSTeRS iNc. & KeYZ PReSeNT - "2PaC: Runnin` WiTH An OuTLaW"...

Since I didn`t have any cassette rips to share for the Tuesday Tape Rip series this week I figured that I could at the very least share with y`all this mixtape that I`ve been listening to for the last few days. Lately there`s been quite a few 2Pac news articles being published on the various Hip Hop news sites, so naturally I`ve been checkin` `em out. I can only guess that all the media attention given to `Pac was due to the fact that his birthday had just passed on June 16th. Anyway, all that reading that I was doing also led to me dustin` off this mixtape presented by Tapemasters Inc. & Keyz titled "2Pac: Runnin` With An Outlaw" which they released back in 2005, it`s a pretty solid effort overall. They definitely made some great selections when it came to the songs that they picked for this mixtape. Since it was the 12th edition of their Collabo series Tapemasters Inc. & Keyz decided to choose some of 2Pac`s better collaborations although some of them were created after his death like "Loyal To The Game" with 50 Cent & G-Unit or "N.I.G.G.A." with Jadakiss for example...

The only downside (it`s only minor) about this joint is that they chose to use the edited version of the `Pac & Scarface collabo` "Smile". Aside from that though this joint is almost a 5 star effort. I think had they used the original versions of "Loyal To The Game", "Runnin`", "One Day At A Time" & "Military Minds" then this mixtape would`ve been gold star sticker worthy....LoL, my opinion of course. I`ve never been a super huge fan of `Pac like say my cousin Dawson is, but I definitely am a fan of the man`s work! He had some great charisma on the mic & when he spit his lyrics you definitely felt them. Whether he was spittin` DiSSeS, some political ish or even some positive uplifting stuff for the women, whatever it was he made sure that you experienced some type of emotion. It really is a DaMn shame that he was taken away from us so early in his career! I`m sure he would`ve been doing some great things had he not been killed in Las Vegas. Hopefully someday soon in the near future they can figure out who was TRULY responsible for taking his Life so justice can be served & we no longer have to see the theories (here`s a nice lil` article about some of them). Wishful thinking, yes I know, but hey I had to put it out there. Anyway take a lil` trip while listening to this joint & enjoy some of `Pac's best collaboration songs spanning from early in his career all the way to after his death. I`m sure you`ll like it even if you aren`t a 2Pac fan...

Label: N/A
Released: 2005

1. Loyal To The Game {ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Young Buck}
2. N.I.G.G.A. {ft. Jadakiss}
3. Got My Mind Made Up {ft. Method Man, Redman, Daz & Kurupt}
4. 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted {ft. Snoop Dogg}
5. California Love {ft. Dr. Dre}
6. Wanted Dead Or Alive {ft. Snoop Dogg}
7. Runnin` (Dying To Live) {ft. Notorious B.I.G.}
8. One Day At A Time [Em`s Version] {ft. Eminem}
9. Smile {ft. Scarface}
10. Thugz Mansion [Nas Acoustic] {ft. Nas}
11. How Do U Want It {ft. K-Ci & JoJo}
12. Toss It Up {ft. Aaron Hall, K-Ci & JoJo}
13. All `Bout U {ft. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg & Dru Down}
14. I Get Around {ft. Digital Underground}
15. World Wide Mob Figgaz {ft. Outlawz}
16. Deadly Combination {ft. Big L}
17. Last Wordz {ft. Ice Cube & Ice-T}
18. 5 Deadly Venoms {ft. Treach, Apache & Live Squad}
19. Military Minds {ft. Cocoa Brovaz & Buckshot}
20. 1st To Bomb {ft. Daz}
21. Hail Mary {ft. Outlawz}
22. Freestyle {ft. Notorious B.I.G.}
23. Same Song {ft. Digital Underground}
24. Teardrops & Closed Caskets {ft. Outlawz & Nate Dogg}
25. I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto {ft. Brownstone}

The Mediafire link file password is FR33Mu$1C

R.i.P. 2PaC...

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