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Greatest Hits
2Pac - Greatest Hits

Released

24 November 1998

Recorded

1990-1996

Genre

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, G-funk, political hip hop, gangsta rap, conscious hip hop

Length

114:43

Label

Amaru, Death Row, Interscope Records

Producer

2Pac, Big D the Impossible, David Blake, D-Flizno Production Squad, Dat Nigga Daz, DF Master Tee, DJ Daryl, Dr. Dre, Easy Mo Bee, Hurt-M-Badd, Johnny "J", Suge Knight (exec.), Reggie Moore, Moses, Tony Pizarro, QDIII, Afeni Shakur (exec.), Soulshock & Karlin, The Underground Railroad, Warren G

2Pac chronology

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R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (1997)

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Still I Rise (1999)

Greatest Hits is a double disc greatest hits album for American rapper Tupac Shakur, released in 1998 on Death Row Records, Amaru Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album's non-chronological sequence highlights 2Pac's career; the 21 popular hits, with some songs edited for legal reasons, are accompanied by four previously unreleased songs: the dead friends tribute "God Bless the Dead", the dedication song "Unconditional Love", the tough talk "Troublesome '96", and the album's single "Changes" also helped 2Pac earn the first and only posthumous Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance. Some tracks have alternate mixes, while "California Love" makes its first proper album appearance after only being available as a single prior. In June 2011 the album was certified by the RIAA for shipments of over 10 million copies, 2Pac's first RIAA diamond award. In addition, the album has edged out the 1996 album All Eyez on Me to become Shakur's best selling album.

Track listingEdit

Disc 1Edit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Keep Ya Head Up" 2Pac Anderson, Shakur, Troutman, Vincent DJ Daryl 4:24
2. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" 2Pac, Snoop Doggy Dogg Arnaud, Broadus, Shakur Dat Nigga Daz 4:07
3. "Temptations" 2Pac Clinton, Harvey, Murdock, Shakur, Shider, Spradley, Troutman, Troutman Easy Mo Bee 5:02
4. "God Bless the Dead" 2Pac Shakur - 4:22
5. "Hail Mary" 2PacOutlawz Cooper, Cox, Rice, Shakur Hurt-M-Badd 5:12
6. "Me Against the World" 2Pac, Dramacydal Bacharach, David, Karlin, Riperton, Rudolph, Schack, Shakur, Ware Soulshock and Karlin 4:39
7. "How Do U Want It" 2Pac, KC & JoJo Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 4:48
8. "So Many Tears" 2Pac Baker, Jacobs, Shakur, Wonder D-Flizno Production Squad (Shock G & Stretch) 3:58
9. "Unconditional Love" 2Pac Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 3:59
10. "Trapped" 2Pac Gooden, Shakur, Tyson The Underground Railroad 4:45
11. "Life Goes On" 2Pac Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 5:02
12. "Hit 'Em Up" 2Pac, Outlawz Golde, Hitchings, Lambert, Shakur Johnny "J", 2Pac 5:12

Notes

Disc 2Edit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Troublesome '96" 2Pac Hutchins, Shakur, Smith Johnny "J" 4:36
2. "Brenda's Got a Baby" 2Pac, Dave Hollister Evans, Shakur Big D the Impossible 3:54
3. "I Ain't Mad at Cha" 2Pac, Danny Boy Arnaud, Jordan, Shakur Dat Nigga Daz 4:56
4. "I Get Around" 2Pac, Digital Underground Brooks, Jacobs, Murdock, Shakur, Troutman, Troutman Shock G 4:19
5. "Changes" 2Pac, Talent Evans, Hornsby, Shakur [ig D the Impossible 4:29
6. "California Love (Original Version)" 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Roger Troutman Cocker, Hooks, Hudson, Shakur, Stainton, Troutman, Troutman, Young Dr. Dre 4:45
7. "Picture Me Rollin'" 2Pac, Danny Boy, Big Syke, CPO Edwards, Himes, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 5:15
8. "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" 2Pac, Thug Life, Nate Dogg Burns, Gass, Griffin, Himes, Rivers, Shakur Warren G, Nate Dogg 3:52
9. "Toss It Up" 2Pac, K-Ci & JoJo, Danny Boy, Aaron Hall Hailey, Hailey, Hall, Shakur, Steward Reggie Moore 4:43
10. "Dear Mama" 2Pac Pizarro, Sample, Shakur Tony Pizarro, DF Master Tee (co.), Moses (co.) 4:40
11. "All Bout U" 2Pac, Nate Dogg, Dru Down, Outlawz, Top Dogg Blackmon, Fula, Jackson, Jenkins, Shakur, Washington Johnny "J", 2Pac 4:33
12. "To Live and Die in L.A." 2Pac, Val Young Jones, Shakur, Young QDIII 4:33
13. "Heartz of Men" 2Pac Blake, Clinton, Collins, Haskins, Prince, Shakur, Worrell David Blake 4:41

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