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The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
The Don Killuminati
Studio album by Makaveli

Released

5 November 1996

Recorded

August 1996

Genre

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap

Length

59:24

Label

Death Row, Interscope

Producer

Darryl "Big D" Harper, Hurt-M-Badd, Makaveli, Reggie Moore, QDIII, Dametrius Ship, Simon (exec.)

Tupac Shakur chronology

Previous album

All Eyez on Me (1996)

Next album

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

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (commonly shortened to Don Killuminati or The 7 Day Theory and sometimes called Makaveli) is the fifth and final studio album by Tupac Shakur, released in 1996 on Death Row Records. Released under the new stage name Makaveli and almost two months after Shakur's murder, it was his only album released as Makaveli and his first studio album to be posthumously released. The album was finished in a total of seven days during the month of August 1996, with the lyrics being written and recorded in three days and mixing taking an additional four days. The album was originally going to be released in March 1997, but it was released four months earlier due to Shakur's death.

The album, as opposed to Shakur's previous album All Eyez on Me, is much darker in its content, with lyrics composed of anger, paranoia and hatred. Some songs on the album contain both subtle and direct insults to Shakur's rivals at the height of the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. The album cover, created by Ronald "Riskie" Brent, features Shakur on the cross in an attempt to convey his crucifixion by the media, and is intended to imply an artistic resurrection.

The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, making Shakur the second artist to have a number-one album while deceased. It generated the second-highest debut-week sales total of any any album that year, selling 664,000 copies within its first week in stores in the United States. The album was certified 3x platinum in 1997, and then 4x platinum the following year.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Bomb First (My Second Reply)" Makaveli, E.D.I., Young Noble Cooper, Greenridge, Shakur Makaveli, Darryl "Big D" Harper 4:57
2. "Hail Mary" Makaveli, Outlawz, Prince Ital Joe Cooper III, Cox, Shakur Hurt-M-Badd 5:09
3. "Toss It Up" Makaveli, Danny Boy, Aaron Hall, K-Ci & JoJo Hailey, Hailey, Hall, Shakur, Steward Dametrius Ship, Reggie Moore 5:06
4. "To Live and Die In L.A." Makaveli, Val Young Shakur, Young QD III 4:33
5. "Blasphemy" Makaveli Shakur Hurt-M-Badd 4:38
6. "Life of an Outlaw" Makaveli, Outlawz Beale, Cooper, Cox, Greenridge, Harper, Shakur, Makaveli, Darryl "Big D" Harper 4:54
7. "Just Like Daddy" Makaveli, Outlawz Shakur Hurt-M-Badd 5:08
8. "Krazy" Makaveli, Bad Azz Shakur Darryl "Big D" Harper 5:15
9. "White Man'z World" Makaveli Shakur Darryl "Big D" Harper 5:38
10. "Me and My Girlfriend" Makaveli Shakur Makaveli, Darryl "Big D" Harper, Hurt-M-Badd 5:08
11. "Hold Ya Head" Makaveli, Tyrone Wrice Shakur Hurt-M-Badd 3:58
12. "Against All Odds" Makaveli Shakur Hurt-M-Badd, Makaveli (co.) 4:38

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