Tupac is viewed by many as the greatest rapper of all time. If not that, he’s definitely one of the most influential to ever touch the mic. Personally, he’s my favorite ever and always stated that before he passed away in September of 1996. Despite being gone for over 27 years, Pac is still talked about just as much today as he’s ever been. After his death, Death Row released the Makaveli album. There have been many posthumous albums released over the years. Before the All Eyez on Me movie and the Dear Mama series there were a lot of documentaries on Tupac. One of my favorites till this day was Tupac Resurrection, which was his story told by him. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 77th Academy Awards. The accompanying album was executive produced by Afeni Shakur and Eminem.
The album features The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, 50 Cent, Outlawz, and Digital Underground. Most of them were tracks from other albums and some unreleased joints. The Tupac Resurrection Soundtrack dropped 20 years ago, and it went double platinum. The song “Runnin’ (Dying to Live)” won the Top Soundtrack Song of the Year award at the 2005 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. Ghost was previously unreleased, and this was the first time hearing it. One Day at a Time featuring Outlawz and Eminem was also unreleased. The original One Day at a Time track featured Spice 1. The Realist Killaz featuring 50 Cent was an anticipated track seeing how popular 50 was at the time. Realist Killaz took Pac’s vocals from the unreleased song called Let’s Fight.
Overall, Tupac Resurrection was a good soundtrack for me and a lot of the fans. Below are my top 5 tracks, track listing and stream link.
Top 5 Tracks: Bury Me a G, Strain’ Through My Rear View, Ghost, Runnin, and Str8 Ballin’
Tupac Resurrection Soundtrack Track Listing
- One Day at a Time ft. Eminem & the Outlawz
- Death Around the Corner (From Me Against the World)
- Secretz of War ft. Outlawz (From Still I Rise)
- Runnin (Dying to Live) ft. Notorious B.I.G.
- Holler If Ya Hear Me (From Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.)
- Starin’ Through My Rear View ft. Outlawz (Gang Related Soundtrack)
- Bury Me a G ft. Thug Life (From Thug Life Volume 1)
- Same Song ft. Digital Underground (From This Is an EP)
- Panther Power (From Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988-1991)
- Str8 Ballin’ (From Thug Life Volume 1)
- Rebel of the Underground (From 2Pacalypse Now)
- The Realist Killaz ft. 50 Cent