1996 - Reincarnation (with Tha Outlawz)





While he was ending of recording Makaveli, The Don Killuminati, Mopreme went his way and Big Syke was busy preparing his a solo album Be Yo' Self (1996, Parole/RideOnUm), the Thug Life 2 project was suspended. So 2Pac was planning many projects like compilations of leftover tracks (When I Get Free) or like One Nation. to release a collaboration album 2Pac+Outlawz, that was like a replacement of the old Dramacydal '95 project. Young Noble and Hussein have joined the group and the Outlaw Immortalz became Tha Outlawz without Mo & Syke.

The Amaru's Still I Rise (1999, Amaru/Interscope) was a little taste of what it was supposed to be, but in a remixed version and with the addition of some tracks taken "Thug Life 2". So this bootleg contains late tracks with the Outlaws.



Like you can see on this handwritten tracklist (from late summer 96 ?), this 2Pac+Outlawz album has had different names like "Rulez of the Game" or "Ghetto Starz". Eventually 2Pac also thought to "Black Jesuz" or "Reincarnation".
You can see how he checked the tracks "Black Jesuz", "Runnin' on E" and "Lost Souls"... It could mean that these tracks were realised ("Black Jesuz" has been realised the 12th of august), but what about "Hell 4 A Hustla", "Jawz Tight" from One Nation ? "Thug Nation" has also been recorded but it is an Outlawz without 2Pac track included in Outlawz 96 album Retribution.


Tracklist :
1. Untouchable feat. Kadafi, Hussein & Edi
2. Black Jesus feat. Kadafi, Storm, Kastro & Val Young
3. Killuminati feat. Edi & Kadafi
4. U Can't Be Touched feat. Edi, Kastro, Napoleon & C-Knight
5. As The World Turns feat. Napoleon, Hussein, Edi & Kadafi
6. Tattoo Tearz (version I) feat. Young Noble, Napoleon, Kadafi & Kastro
7. Last One's Left
8. Staring Through My Rearview (Demo) feat. Edi & Kadafi
9. Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up 2)
10. High Speed feat. Kadafi & Edi
11. Let 'em Have It (If U Really Want It) feat. Storm & Jewell
12. Smile [original] feat. Scarface
13. The Good Die Young feat. Napoleon, Young Noble, Kastro & Edi
14. Reincarnation feat. Hussein, Edi & Kastro


DETAILED TRACKLIST

01. Untouchable feat. Kadafi, Hussein & Edi / Johnny J
  • 6/10/96. Remixed in Pac's Life (2007).
02. Black Jesus feat. Kadafi, Storm & Kastro / 2Pac & Hurt-M-Badd
  •  8/12/96. Remixed in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope). 
03. Killuminati feat. Edi & Kadafi / Tony Pizarro
  • 7/8/96. Remixed in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope). 
04. Smile [original] feat. Scarface / Darryl "Big D" Harper (?)
  • Remixed in Scarface's The Untouchable (1997, Rap-A-Lot). Wrong Known recording date : 10/28/95. It is known that the song has been recorded around august 96, but maybe there is an earlier unleaked version from 95. The first version used a sample of Sara Smile's "Hail and Oates" produced by Darryl Harper. Maybe he gave a new music because the first sample was too common or too hard to clean. It is also said that Pac and Scarface were supposed to record a song for the One Nation's project (it is written in the tracklists). But this song sounds clearly different than the other One Nation songs (Maybe it was the first step for an another volume of One Nation : neither west nor east). That's why we chose to include it here. It's more coherent musically and thematically.
05. U Can Be Touched feat. Edi, Kastro, Napoleon & C-Knight / Johnny J
  • Remixed in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope). 
06.  As The World Turns feat. Napoleon, Hussein, Edi & Kadafi / Darryl Harper
  • Remixed in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope).
07. Tattoo Tearz (version I) feat. Young Noble, Napoleon, Kadafi & Kastro / Kurupt & Edi
  • 3/30/96. Remixed in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope). This version sounds clearly different from the One Nation's version. It contains a sample of Coolio's "Gangster's Paradise". Maybe the first version is from Edi and the second from Kurupt or the reverse...
08. Last Ones Left feat. Edi & Napoleon / Johnny J
  • 4/24/96. Remixed in Until The End of Time (2001, Amaru). 2Pac mentions LBC Click and the M.O.B.
09. Starin' Through My Rearview (Demo) feat. Edi & Kadafi / Johnny J
  • 5-2-96. Released in Gang Related Soundtrack (1997, Death Row)
10. Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up 2) / 2Pac
  • Remixed in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope).
11. High Speed feat. Kadafi & Edi / Darryl Harper
  • Remixed in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope). 
12. One Day At A Time feat. LP, Spice 1 & Headstrong (chorus) / Hen Gee
  • Recorded during summer 96.
13. The Good Die Young (Demo) feat. Napoleon, Young Noble, Kastro, Edi & Val Young / Darryl Harper
  • 7/22/96. Released in Still I Rise (1999, Interscope). 
14. Reincarnation feat. Hussein, Edi & Kastro / Darryl "Big D" Harper
  • 6/10/96. 


1 comment:

  1. M.O.B. Is also a common street term for members of the Piru Bloods; "Member Of Bloods" = MOB. This is referenced down in LA and Suge is also asked about the meaning of MOB in interviews years earlier. (Suge being a blood as you know) I know Pac commonly stated MOB as money over Bitches in several songs, so it's interesting that he started calling the crew that. It might be for multiple meanings, whether it was intended or not. (bloods and crips would probably hear it and think it's a cryptic reference to the Piru Bloods)

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