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Better Dayz
Better Dayz
Studio album by 2Pac

Released

26 November 2002

Recorded

1994-1996 (2Pac's vocals), 2001-2002 (production, guest vocals, and mixing)

Genre

Hip hop, gangsta rap

Length

112:39

Label

Amaru, Tha Row

Producer

7 Aurelius, BRISS, Claudio Cueni, DJ Quik, E.D.I., GO Twice, Michael Herring, Hurt-M-Badd, Jazze Pha, Johnny "J", Troy Johnson, Suge Knight (exec.), KP, Frank Nitty Pimentel, Luis (RAMBO) Pimentel, Afeni Shakur (exec.)

2Pac chronology

Previous

Until the End of Time (2001)

Next

Nu-Mixx Klazzicks

Better Dayz is the fourth posthumous studio album by American rapper Tupac Shakur, released in 2002 on Amaru Entertainment and Tha Row Records. It is his third album to be released without his creative input and is the last to date to be a double-album. The album is the second Shakur album that consists of a collection of previously unreleased material by way of remixed songs from his "Makaveli" period with signed to Death Row Records. The album features production by Johnny "J", Jazze Pha, Frank Nitty and E.D.I. of Outlawz.

It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling 366,000 copies in its first week. It peaked at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and reached the charts in a number of other countries. The album has since sold 1,765,597 in the United States as of 2011.

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - Shakur, Vest 7 Aurelius 0:56
2. "Still Ballin' - Nitty Remix" 2Pac, Trick Daddy Jackson, Pimentel, Shakur, Young Frank Nitty Pimentel, Johnny "J" (original) 2:50
3. "When We Ride on Our Enemies - Briss remix" 2Pac Jackson, Shakur BRISS, Johnny "J" (original) 2:54
4. "Changed Man - Jazze Pha remix" 2Pac, Jazze Pha, T.I., Johnta' Austin Alexander, Jackson, Shakur Jazze Pha, Johnny "J" (original) 3:52
5. "Fuck Em All" 2Pac, Outlawz Beale, Cooper, Cox, Fula, Greenridge, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 4:26
6. "Never B Peace - Nitty remix" 2Pac, E.D.I., Kastro Cox, Greenridge, Jackson, Pimentel, Shakur Frank Nitty Pimentel, Luis (RAMBO) Pimentel (co.), Johnny "J" (original) 4:59
7. "Mamma's Just a Little Girl - KP remix" 2Pac, Kimmy Hill Hill, Jackson, Shakur, Stiff, Wilson KP, Johnny "J" (original) 4:58
8. "Street Fame - Briss remix" 2Pac Arnaud, Shakur BRISS 4:30
9. "Whatcha Gonna Do" 2Pac, Kastro, Young Noble Cooper, Cox, Greenridge, Hunter, Nettlesbey, Shakur E.D.I. 3:39
10. "Fair Exchange - Jazze Pha remix" 2Pac, Jazze Pha Alexander, Jackson, Shakur Jazze Pha, Johnny "J" (original) 3:52
11. "Late Night" 2Pac, DJ Quik, Outlawz Blake, Fula, Mizell, Shakur, Washington DJ Quik 4:17
12. "Ghetto Star" 2Pac, Nutso Banks, Cole, Shakur GO Twice 4:15
13. "Thugz Mansion - Nas Acoustic" 2Pac, Nas, J. Phoenix Cueni, Herring, Jackson, Jones, Loftin, Shakur Claudio Cueni, Michael Herring, Johnny "J" (original) 4:12

Notes

  • Track 2 features keyboards performed by Luis (RAMBO) Pimentel and Frank Nitty Pimentel.
  • Track 4 features background vocals performed by Courtney Copeland, and guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring.
  • Track 5 features keyboards performed by Ronnie King, guitar performed by G-Mack, electric guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring, and additional vocals performed by Henry "Hen Dog" Fayson.
  • Track 6 features guitar performed by Ryan Stuber.
  • Track 7 features guitar performed by Alex Stiff and Tim Stewart, bass performed by Alex Stiff, violin performed by Angeliqua Cowart, and organ performed by Donavan Henry.
  • Track 9 features guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring.
  • Track 10 features guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring.
  • Track 13 features guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring.

Disc twoEdit

No.

Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "My Block - Nitty Remix" 2Pac Harvey, Pimentel, Shakur Frank Nitty Pimentel 5:23
2. "Thugz Mansion - 7 remix" 2Pac, Anthony Hamilton Hamilton, Jackson, Shakur, Vest 7 Aurelius, Johnny "J" (original) 4:08
3. "Never Call U Bitch Again" 2Pac, Tyrese Gibson, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 4:38
4. "Better Dayz" 2Pac, Mr. Biggs Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Jackson, Jasper, Shakur Johnny "J" 4:18
5. "U Can Call - Jazze Pha remix" 2Pac, Jazze Pha Alexander, Jackson, Shakur Jazze Pha, Johnny "J" (original) 3:50
6. "Military Minds" 2Pac, CoCo Brothers, Buckshot Blake, Harper, Shakur, Williams, Yates E.D.I. 5:29
7. "Fame" 2Pac, Kadafi, Kastro, Napoleon, Young Noble Beale, Cooper, Cox, Fula, Shakur, Wrice Hurt-M-Badd 4:50
8. "Fair Xchange - Mya remix" 2Pac, Mya Harrison, Jackson, Johnson, Ratcliff, Shakur Troy Johnson, Johnny "J" (original) 3:56
9. "Catchin Feelins" 2Pac, Mussamill, E.D.I., Napoleon, Young Noble Beale, Beale, Cooper, DRP, Greenridge, Shakur E.D.I. 4:54
10. "There U Go" 2Pac, Kadafi, E.D.I., Kastro, Napoleon, Big Syke, Jazze Pha Beale, Cox, Fula, Greenridge, Himes, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 5:30
11. "This Life I Lead" 2Pac, Outlawz Arnaud, Beale, Brown, Cooper, Cox, Greenridge, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 5:21
12. "Who Do U Believe In" 2Pac, Kadafi Fula, Jackson, Kay, Shakur, Smith, Williams Johnny "J" 5:31
13. "They Don't Give a Fuck About Us" 2Pac, Outlawz Beale, Cooper, Cox, Fula, Greenridge, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 5:08
14. "Outro" - - - 0:14

Notes

  • Track 1 features guitar performed by Alex "Spanador" Mosley, and background vocals performed by Tiyon Martin, Jasmine Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Tayiye Smith Freeman, Carl Raheem Lonys, Marquis Barnes and Jessi Salinaz.
  • Track 2 features bass performed by Paul Butchnell and R.J., and guitar performed by R.J. and Rob "Fonksta" Bacon.
  • Track 3 features keyboards performed by Ronnie King, and guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring.
  • Track 4 features keyboards performed by Ronnie King, and guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring.
  • Track 6 features guitar performed by Michael "FISH" Herring.
  • Track 10 features keyboards performed by Ronnie King.
  • Track 11 features keyboards performed by Ronnie King, and bass and guitar performed by Shorty B.
  • Track 13 features keyboards performed by Ronnie King.f

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