A soundtrack for ‘Tupac: Resurrection’ will be released on November 4th. The set will include three new songs, ‘Running (Dying To Live)’ featuring Notorious B.I.G., ‘One Day At A Time’ featuring Outlawz, and ‘Ghost’ featuring Eminem. Launch.com caught up with Tupac Shakur’s mother Afeni, she said that one of her favorite songs from the soundtrack is the last track, ‘Realest Killers’ featuring 50 Cent. “It’s the one with 50 Cent. I’m sorry I hope it’s not a bad thing for me to say it,” she explained. “I know people got like, ‘Whatever,’ but you know I like really like it when he says (Laughing)… I love it when he says, ‘Until Makavelli returns, all eyes on me.’ I love it. I love it. (Laughing) I absolutely…I love it. I love it. I love it.”
AllHipHop.com reports four “unreleased” Tupac tracks featuring the Notorious B.I.G., Eminem and 50 Cent will hit stores in November on the latest posthumous set from the rapper. “I got sent a bunch of Tupac acappellas and went crazy with them,” Eminem said. “‘Runnin’ has a chorus by Edgar Winter, and as he’s singing it, you’ll hear Tupac coming in, then Biggie comes in. It’s kinda like they’re just talking about each other and the whole drama that was going on.”
Despite all the collaborations he’s had, Ludacris wishes he could have hooked up with the late Tupac Shakur. “If I could record with anyone dead or alive it would definitely be Tupac Shakur,” Ludacris said. “Why? Because I always talk about how music is all about emotions and I feel like he got to anybody emotionally more than any other artist in this music industry. And just to do a song would mean so much. Just because I understand how hard of a worker he was and he motivates me even though he’s still deceased.”
Tupac Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur says she’s touched the hip-hop community continues to be supportive, seven years after her son’s death. “I always feel like I get special treatment. I never felt that I couldn’t ask anyone for anything,” Shakur told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday. “I respect them, I have a lot of respect for them. I like them. They’re nice to me, and they’re good to my son.” Read more.
A rare opportunity to purchase a fully loaded 1996 HUMMER owned and driven by deceased rapper TUPAC SHAKUR will be made available on EBAY.COM on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH. Bidding starts at $500,000 with NO RESERVE and will end THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH. An earlier auction held in August attracted over 95,000 people to the popular online site and bidding soared to $1 MILLION DOLLARS. The top bidder did not honor his bid, so the HUMMER is once again available for sale.
TUPAC’S HUMMER, in storage since his tragic September 13th, 1996 death, is in near MINT CONDITION with only 5,465 original miles. The current owner won the vehicle out of 50,000 entries from BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION in a contest entitled “PICTURE ME ROLLIN’-WIN TUPAC’S HUMMER SWEEPSTAKES”. She plans to use the proceeds to set up an educational fund for her children.
The New York Daily News reports a collection of Tupac Shakur’s private writings and photographs released this month offers fans an unprecedented insight into the hip-hop genius. But ‘Tupac: Resurrection’ also raises fresh questions. In a 1995 letter written from prison to fellow artist Souljah, Shakur writes of two romantic interests in his life. “Woman ‘A’ is from the streets,” he writes. “Woman ‘B’ on the other hand is famous, rich and able to assist me financially, loving, senuos[sic] and very sexual …however she’s bisexual and so into her career that we don’t have much time together.”
What’s beef? The question asked by the late Biggie Smalls on his Life After Death album is answered six years later on a QDIII-produced DVD entitled Beef.
Beef is a film documenting beef in hip hop. Covering battles between KRS-One & MC Shan; Tupac & Biggie; to current-time on/off wax wars between the Murder Inc. & Aftermath/Shady/G-Unit camps. Beef also features exclusive interviews/footage from the likes of Jay-Z, Tupac, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, and more. The article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed.
The New York Post reports Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs is “hurt” by the lawsuit filed by Kirk Burrowes, a former business associate, which alleges that Combs had his hand in two notorious murders against rivals in the rap industry, Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight’s chief bodyguard Big Jake. “It’s the newest con game in town – shake down and blackmail someone with a high profile,” Diddy said. “It’s so ridiculous, it’s crazy,” Combs added. “This is the most crazy of all the stories I’ve heard. If I was involved in something like this, I would be somewhere else, behind bars. A lie like this turns your whole life upside-down. And it really hurts.”
The New York Post reports lawyers for Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs lashed out at his former business partner Kirk Burrowes on Friday, claiming he was blackmailing the rap mogul by implicating him in the murders of Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight’s bodyguard Jai ‘Big Jake’ Hassan. Combs’ lawyer Benjamin Brafman said Combs would not be “blackmailed into submission” by a “former disgruntled employee” looking for money. He said the claims were “completely baseless” and had already been investigated by law-enforcement authorities.
MTV News reports Eminem recently completed production of ‘Running (Dying to Live),’ the first single from the upcoming ‘Tupac: Resurrection’ soundtrack. In addition to the verse from Pac, the record includes a Notorious B.I.G. rhyme for the first verse. The ‘Tupac: Resurrection’ soundtrack comes out on November 4th and features four new Tupac songs in all as well as a slew of his greatest hits. The film that inspired the soundtrack hits theaters on November 14th. Read more.