Anybody who managed to cop Vol.1 & 2 of ‘The Way He Wanted It’ will know how good this series is. Put together by Assassin this has to be the best volume so far, with awesome collaborations. Outstanding production and above all a CD that if Tupac was alive he would be proud of. Real ‘2Pac’ fans should really get up on this album if they haven’t already.
West Coast and Tupac Shakur fans should take note of this new label compilation by The Bay’s Assassin and 2Pac’s brother Mopreme Shakur. Featuring a string of legendary emcees from the West such as Rappin 4Tay, Thuglife, Gonzoe, South Central Cartel, Snoop, Bizzy Bone and Assassin himself, ‘Black & Brown’ really impresses.
This is the third volume in the Gold Digging Series which previously covered Kanye West and Jay Z. This time round the attention is focussed on Tupac and this CD contains the full original tracks of some 20 songs which were sampled as the basis for some of Tupac’s biggest hits.
I have never really rated Tupac, heresy some of you may cry. Well I had thought he was overrated and to be honest I just never gave the guy any time. Admittedly the themes of his songs seemed intelligent and I should have liked that, but I guess it just didn’t touch me for some reason. Anyhow, there are about a billion hardcore Tupac fans out there who are about ready to spill my claret, so I had better move on.