2Pac: All The Everything Pt.4

I was digging around and found a box of CDs I’d set aside as possible Hit/Quit albums ages ago. They’ve been seperate from the main collection long enough that they’re not even in my alphabetical list. Oy. 

So, had I remembered that I had all of these discs set aside, this 2Pac album would actually have been All The Everything Pt.3, and 54-40 would have been Pt.4. Ah well, as long as I’m covering stuff, it’s all good. Also, this seems to be the only 2Pac album currently in my collection, which is odd. I know I’ve had more in the past…

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1997 – R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (2CD)

I have already reviewed this album right here, almost exactly two years ago. Funny thing is, I wrote up a whole review yesterday before discovering this, and I realized I’d said exactly the same damn thing now! Apparently I am consistent on this set and, if you’re interested, all you need to do is click that link and go see what I wrote.

Short version for this post, though: This was way too long, too full of stuff that should never have seen release (either too angry* or too juvenile). There are decent tracks, they’re just buried under the more plentiful dubious stuff. I dug the music, though. Maybe it could have been a single disc, with the worst stuff left off. I shouldn’t be too hard on it, there were tracks that I liked, but overall, I really won’t be needing to keep this. A hits set would be all I’d need. Quit.

 

Series Stats:

4 posts
17 albums

13 hit
4 quit

16 CD
1 LP
1 CS

 

* A lot of the angry tracks come across as all talk and posturing, just words that sound tough and cool.

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Posted on May 3, 2017, in posts by aaron and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. …and thus, a space for one more acquisition!

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  2. Please don’t gift this one to me 😛

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  3. I liked his one on the 1001 (Me against the world) – but I think some of the same thoughts apply, perhaps overlong with some strong individual tracks.

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    • I think perhaps his studio albums might be the way to go (the stuff from when he was alive and was there to yay or nay things). This posthumous release is a kitchen sink of too much crap versus a few good tunes. In fact, I think a hits set might even be enough, at that!

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  4. This is the kind of release that was shipped out to keep the money coming in and to keep 2pac / Tupac at the forefront of rap. A lot has been said about the guy, and I’m no authority, but I think he was just okay. Dare say he burned whatever potential was there when he decided to throw all his chips down on the thug table (bigger and badder thugs).

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    • I get the greed for money, but it’s not like his legacy needed help reminding people who he was. Too many tracks here that a little patience and honesty might have let the folks putting this together leave them off.

      I always felt he was two rappers – the dumb thug, and the sensitive smart guy. I liked the latter much better. In ideal situations, put the two together and you get a complete picture of a man. But too often, the dumb thug stuff just dragged him down.

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