First Ever 2Pac Recordings
2009-07-31 by scyther | 20 Comments

Tupac Shakur's earliest recorded songs will finally be heard on his newest post-mortem release entitled "Shakurspeare". The songs date back to his 16 year old MC New York days before he moved to Los Angeles at age 18. "Shakurspeare" is produced by Darrin Keith Bastfield, one of Tupac's first musical collaborators.

"I was there when Tupac heard himself for the first time rapping on a recording. As he sat in the cafeteria of the Baltimore School for the Arts it was as if he couldn’t believe that he was listening to himself,” Bastfield said. “Just as Tupac was quietly amazed by hearing himself, I want people to hear Tupac as a young artist in his very first recordings ever having fun, rapping about issues that concerned us, and most importantly giving a cautionary and timely ‘Message of Peace’ in his own voice as if he was already a big rap star with a reputation to uphold.”

"Shakurspeare" alludes to 2Pac's ambition to become a Shakespearean actor when he was young. It will be released for digital download on September 13th, 2009.

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shindip
July 31st 2009

3536 Comments


This might be quite interesting...

MassiveAttack
July 31st 2009

2688 Comments


I saw a movie with him and Tim Roth called GridLock'd. Was good, obviously Roth was better, but he held his own. I might be interested in this since his debut was great, but he fell off a bit in his sophomore album. Should be cool to hear from him when he was still in school.

NebSnurb
August 1st 2009

535 Comments


Should be interesting

Kronzo
August 1st 2009

991 Comments


Nice, It's good to see that there is still some unreleased material to be heard from a pretty iconic rapper.

MentalityOfA
August 1st 2009

1213 Comments


Huh.

Titan50
August 1st 2009

4588 Comments


Does anyone else disagree with the idea of record companies continually releasing albums after 2pac died? Just seems immoral and disrespectful

Chewie
August 1st 2009

4531 Comments


meh, at least this time its actually significant, usually I agree because they just stretch out his stuff into some unnessecary release

foreverendeared
August 1st 2009

14678 Comments


"Just seems immoral and disrespectful"

whaaaat??? are you telling me you don't think the idea of people still listening to what you have to say years after your death isn't appealing at all to you? Who in their right mind wouldn't think it was awesome?

NebSnurb
August 1st 2009

535 Comments


Well, considering everything that the record companies have released after he died was shit, yeah, I agree.


Maybe this will be good though, more significant as well.

scyther
August 1st 2009

1606 Comments


There are some fantastic songs on those other after-death releases.

NebSnurb
August 1st 2009

535 Comments


Ive hated everything Ive heard besides some stuff from R U Still Down?

AggravatedYeti
August 1st 2009

7684 Comments


honestly, die already.

Titan50
August 1st 2009

4588 Comments


"whaaaat??? are you telling me you don't think the idea of people still listening to what you have to say years after your death isn't appealing at all to you? Who in their right mind wouldn't think it was awesome? "

To me it just seems like the record companies hoping to make profit out of a deceased legend. He already sold shitloads of records before his death, so there was no doubt people would still be talking about him after he died.


That said, Ghetto Gospel was a tune

Klekticist
August 1st 2009

1259 Comments


HE"S ALLLLIIIIVVVEEE!!!!!!!!!!

bastard
August 1st 2009

3435 Comments


There are some fantastic songs on those other after-death releases.


I admit this, but the ones that are after around 2004 have been garbage through and through.

Hollow
August 2nd 2009

263 Comments


I'm interested in this, it probably won't be anything really amazing but yeah, we'll see.

foreverendeared
August 2nd 2009

14678 Comments


My argument still stands whether or not his posthumous releases have been good or not.

EasternLight
August 3rd 2009

2700 Comments


oh shit he's alive guys

Hollow
August 3rd 2009

263 Comments


His posthumous stuff can range from almost classic shit to total trash, it really depends.

zarkinfrood42
August 4th 2009

154 Comments


How am I doin' this?
Look around the club, see everyone in the place
Showing 'Pac love got a smile on my face
The girl in the miniskirt has bad taste
Because her shirt don't match
And there's a puddin' stain on the back
What the fuck is that?
It might be doo-doo




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