Better Dayz

マーケットプレイス価格:¥ 982 (税込)

レーベル:Interscope Records
JAN:0606949707026 売上ランキング:音楽で63501位

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Disc : 1
  1. Intro (2Pac / Better Dayz)(Album Version (Explicit))
  2. Still Ballin'(Nitty Remix - Album Version (Explicit))
  3. When We Ride On Our Enemies(Briss Remix - Album Version (Explicit))
  4. Changed Man(Jazze Pha Remix - Album Version (Explicit))
  5. Fuck Em All(Album Version (Explicit))
  6. Never B Peace(Nitty Remix - Album Version (Explicit))
  7. Mamma's Just A Little Girl(KP Remix - Album Version (Explicit))
  8. Street Fame(Briss Remix - Album Version (Explicit))
  9. Whatcha Gonna Do(Album Version (Explicit))
  10. Fair Exchange(Jazze Pha Remix - Album Version (Explicit))
  11. Late Night(Album Version (Explicit))
  12. Ghetto Star(Album Version (Explicit))
  13. Thugz Mansion - Nas Acoustic
Disc : 2
  1. My Block remix
  2. Mama's Just A Little Girl
  3. Never Call U Botch Again
  4. Thugs Mansion
  5. You Can Call
  6. Military Minds
  7. Fame
  8. Fair Xchange remix
  9. Catchin Feelings
  10. There U Go
  11. This Life I Lead
  12. Who Do U Believe In
  13. They Don"t Give A Fuck About US
2Pac's been dead for more than six years, and in that time his estate has released a dizzying array of questionable posthumous material--with much more to come in 2003, by the way (the liner notes list documentary soundtracks, another unreleased double album, DVDs, etc.). On the first disc's "Intro," an unnamed street reporter wonders, "Where are these songs coming from?" After repeated listens, your best guess would be from his unfinished studio outtakes. Nevertheless, these tracks were apparently recorded during his prolific, vexed Makaveli stage. "When We Ride on Our Enemies" demonstrates much vitriol, as Pac's verses are littered with fightin' words for rappers like Mobb Deep and Da Brat. Likewise, "F*** 'Em All" hurls threats at the late Notorious B.I.G., reminding fans of the time when media-induced East Coast-West Coast feuds were way out of control. The ghetto Elvis's tales of slum grandeur reach their zenith when he serves up his explicit boasts to women on "Fair Xchange." Gripping.

It's too bad the first disc's last track, an acoustic version of "Thugz Mansion," undermines much of the credibility of this project. When Pac's alleged enemy Nas's vocals are mixed in to appear like he's sitting next to Pac by a fireplace all warm and toasty, sharing rhymes, you immediately smell the influence of executive producer Suge Knight. The second disc is just as dodgy, but might resonate more with new fans simply wanting to hear good beats and rhymes. "Never Call U B**** Again" is a tidy love song that R&B crooner Tyrese complements well, while the title track featuring Ronald "Mr. Biggs" Isley provides a necessary escape from much of Pac's brooding imagery. In the end, the quandary of this double disc has nothing to with Pac but with producer Johnny "J"'s middling G-funk-lite beats and Suge Knight's involvement. This one's for collectors and curious onlookers. --Dalton Higgins