2Pac
Better Dayz


4.0
excellent

Review

by Henry USER (6 Reviews)
May 9th, 2009 | 25 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pac comes and tells you another story.

So again I ask you who is or was the best rapper of all time?Of course the man goes by the name of Tupac Shakur.The now infamous Shakur was murdered in 1996.That also triggered the downfall of Death Row Records and the spotlight was again on East Coast.
Better Dayz is yet another posthumous album released by Amaru/Death Row in 2002.It is also the fourth album released after his death.
Better Dayz is made up of unreleased and remixed tracks that were recorded while he was still alive.As the album’s title suggests, it has many emotional and political tracks included.Aside from this Shakur also takes several jabs at Bad Boy Entertainment and his main rival Notorious B.I.G.

Better Dayz starts with Intro in which a reporter is talking about the release of this same album and Pac’s fans can be heard shouting „2Pac, 2Pac“ in the background when the intro suddenly ends and album opens with an aggressive track Still Ballin’ and is perfomed by 2Pac and Trick Daddy.The following track is called When We Ride On Our Enemies and takes several jabs at Mobb Deep.
The last track on Disc 1 is Thugz Mansion perfomed by 2Pac and Nas which is probably the best song on the album.Thugz Mansion can also be found on Nas’ God’s Son album released the same year.Music video was also made for the song and shows the dramatic struggles on the streets.

Disc 2 starts with My Block.It’s easy and simple production and amazing four verses rapped by Pac really can touch the soul of every person.It’s certainly one of the best tracks recorded by Pac ever.Following My Block comes the remix of Thugz Mansion but it features 2Pac perfoming solo and has no verses rapped by Nas.
Another impressive track worth pointing out from others is also named Better Dayz.As the title suggests it’s another emotional track.Pac again manages to go „into you“ with this one.Track itself is produced by a longtime 2Pac collaborator Johnny J.The chorus is singed by Ronald Isley who is credited as Mr.Biggs.

Even though the fact that 2Pac had rivalries with many East Coast artists it’s uncorrect to say that he hated and would have dissed the whole East Coast.His own rap group Outlawz orign from New Jersey.2Pac himself was born in New York.The track Military Minds features Buckshot & Smif-N-Wessun, two members of Brooklyn based group Boot Camp Click.

It’s so far probably the best posthumous release by 2Pac.Even though the fact is that Pac himself probably wouldn’t have released it like it is, it still is a little bit better than All Eyez On Me so if you are looking for something between Me Against The World and All Eyez On Me then this is the album you should get.Overall it sometimes may get a little boring because of so many tracks, still if you are a fan of 2Pac then get it.

Recommended tracks:
Still Ballin’
When We Ride On Our Enemies
Thugz Mansion(feat. Nas)
My Block
Better Dayz



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Hollow
May 9th 2009


263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

When I read it now it seems kinda too short, oh well I haven't written anything recently anyway.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2009


8371 Comments


review was ok hollow. Maybe edit it a lil bit afterwards since there are some minor grammar mistakes in here, but they don't affect the overall review too much.

Also change that sentence:

Better Dayz starts with Intro in which a reporter is talking about the release of this same album and Pac’s fans can be heard shouting „2Pac, 2Pac“ in the background when the intro suddenly ends and album opens with an aggressive track Still Ballin’ and is perfomed by 2Pac and Trick Daddy


Maybe break up that semtence a bit and change this to something like this:

Better Dayz starts with an Intro in which a reporter is talking about the release of this album and in the background you can hear 2pac's fans shouting "2pac, 2pac". Suddenly the intro ends and the album opens with a track called "Still Ballin which is very aggressive and is performed by 2pac and Trick Daddy.

Also for a smoother read you could put the song names into italics or into quotation marks. Alright thats all from me, hope you take constructive criticism well brotha.This Message Edited On 05.09.09

Meatplow
May 9th 2009


5524 Comments


I dig a lot of 2pac, I don't think I could stomach a massive release like this though

illmitch
May 9th 2009


5429 Comments


yeah. I've always been skeptical about those posthumous releases where other verses are grafted on to tracks like a friggin' Frankenstein monster.

pretty good review, I think you should talk more about the actual music instead of just what the songs are about though.

also I don't think it's a cemented fact that Tupac was the greatest of all time...

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2009


8371 Comments


yeah actually illmitch just nailed another point that I missed before. try to describe the music a bit more rather than what the songs are about. Go a little bit more into detail you know

Hawks
May 9th 2009


35838 Comments


Decent review. Really short though. Tupac rules.

Hollow
May 9th 2009


263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well Pac is the best, who else could challenge him?

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments


Quite a lot of rappers tbh

Hollow
May 9th 2009


263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Such as?

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments


The guys in The Roots, most of Wu-Tang, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, MF Doom...

Just my opinion though.


This Message Edited On 05.09.09

illmitch
May 9th 2009


5429 Comments


i'm not going to say that a rapper is "better" than pac - that's subjective - but there are a bunch of rappers that i prefer to him.

cam'ron, ghostface, bun b, pimp c, big L, andre 3000...

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments


I'm not saying he's bad, just that he isn't the best and is somewhat over rated.




This Message Edited On 05.09.09

Hollow
May 9th 2009


263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ghost is good, I am a big fan of him but Pac can really affect you so seriously that's why I say he is the best.Next to Pac would be Biggie and Nas.

illmitch
May 9th 2009


5429 Comments


i just hate the rapper aristocracy of new york + tupac

scyther
May 9th 2009


1606 Comments


Pac is one of the greatest storytellers I've ever heard in rap music but there are more rappers than him, Big and Nas that can seriously affect you.

Hollow
May 10th 2009


263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes and I agree with that but Pac is the best however everybody have their own opinion and I respect that.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 10th 2009


8371 Comments


well Hollow I think you should say that pac is the best in your opinion, illmitch is right, it is not cemented that he was and is the best rapper ever.

Hollow
May 10th 2009


263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well my sentence looks a little bit confusing so let me re say what I think, I say that he is the best in my opinion and that someone else can't really touch him but yeah, it's just me, people think differently however I know that I ain't the only one who thinks he is the best.

bastard
September 29th 2009


3435 Comments


i've heard this is one of his best posthumous albums, but i'm thinking thats not saying much considerin' that i agree with illmitch. The one with Trick Daddy looks particularly uncomfortable.

albo4ever
October 8th 2010


2 Comments


i swear this is the best album this album contains agresive bit for this i love this album 2pac 4ever from albania



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