2Pac + Outlawz* ‎– Still I Rise

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Interscope Records ‎– 490 413-2, Interscope Records ‎– 4904132
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1 Letter To The President
Featuring – Big SykeGuitar – Eric JacksonMixed By, Recorded By [Additional], Engineer – Claudio CueniProducer – QDIII*Written-By – E.D.I*, Kastro, Quincy Jones III, T. Shakur*, Tyruss Himes
5:59
2 Still I Rise
Engineer – Ian BoxillEngineer [Assistant] – Danny KrouzianFeaturing – Ta'HeGuitar – Greg DaltonKeyboards – Ronnie KingMixed By – Ian Boxill, Johnny "J"*Producer, Arranged By – Johnny "J"*Vocals [Additional] – Niamyja Tyler Jackson*Written-By – Hussein Fatal, Johnny Jackson*, Kastro, Napoleon (5), T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
4:13
3 Secretz Of War
Engineer – Ian Boxill, Johnny "J"*Engineer [Assistant] – Danny KrouzianGuitar – Greg DaltonKeyboards – Ronnie KingProducer, Arranged By – Johnny "J"*Written-By – E.D.I*, Hussein Fatal, Johnny J, Napoleon (5), T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
4:12
4 Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)
Engineer – Brad GildermanEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Dylan Vaughan, Manny Marroquin, Tal (7)Instruments, Drum Programming – Soulshock & KarlinMixed By – Manny Marroquin, SoulshockProducer – 2Pac, Soulshock & KarlinWritten-By – C. Schack*, E.D.I*, K. Karlin*, T. Shakur*, Noble*
4:19
5 As The World Turns
Bass – Keith RousterDrum Programming [Additional], Percussion – E. Allen Foreman, Zaram LopezLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Wah Wah], Guitar [Overdubs] – Darrell CrooksMixed By, Recorded By [Additional] – Claudio CueniPiano – Cassandra O'NealProducer, Backing Vocals – Darryl "Big D" Harper*Written-By – Darryl "Big D" Harper*, E.D.I*, Hussein Fatal, Kastro, Napoleon (5), T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
5:06
6 Black Jesuz
Mixed By, Engineer – Claudio CueniProducer – Tupac*, L Rock YaProducer [Vocals Produced By] – Hurt Em' Bad*Written-By – Hussein Fatal, Kastro, Leroy Williams (6), Storm (8), T. Shakur*, Tyrone Wrice, Val Young, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
4:24
7 Homeboyz
Engineer – Dave AronMixed By – Manny MarroquinProducer – Daz*Written-By – Daz Dillinger, T. Shakur*, Noble*
3:38
8 Hell 4 A Hustler
Mixed By, Recorded By [Additional] – Claudio CueniMusic By [Background] – Jay Valentine*Producer – Damon ThomasWritten-By – Damon Thomas, E.D.I*, Kastro, Napoleon (5), T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
5:52
9 High Speed
Bass – Keith RousterLead Guitar, Guitar [Overdubs] – Darrell CrooksMixed By – Claudio Cueni, E.D.I*Producer – Darryl "Big D" Harper*Written-By – Adrian Belew, Chris Franz*, "Big D" Harper*, E.D.I., Steven Stanley, Tina Weymouth, T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula
5:59
10 The Good Die Young
Bass – Keith RousterDrum Programming [Additional], Percussion – E. Allen Foreman, Zaram LopezLead Guitar, Guitar [Synth], Bass Guitar, Guitar [Overdubs] – Darrell CrooksMixed By – Claudio Cueni, E.D.I*Producer – Darryl "Big D" Harper*Written-By – "Big D" Harper*, E.D.I., Kastro, Napoleon (5), T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
5:42
11 Killuminati
Backing Vocals – Qierra Davis-Martin*Bass, Guitar – Darrell CrooksMixed By – E.D.I*, Tim Nitz, Tony PizarroProducer – Tony PizarroWritten-By – E.D.I*, Kastro, Tony Pizarro, T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula
4:02
12 Teardrops And Closed Caskets
Backing Vocals – Nate Dogg, Val YoungEngineer – Claudio Cueni, QDIII*Guitar – Femi OjetundeMixed By, Recorded By [Additional] – Claudio CueniProducer – QDIII*Written-By – E.D.I*, Kastro, Napoleon (5), Nate Dogg, Quincy Jones III, Skip Scarborough, T. Shakur*, Val Young, Yafeu Fula
5:05
13 Tattoo Tears
Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Claudio CueniMixed By, Recorded By [Additional] – Claudio CueniProducer – E.D.I*, KuruptRemix [Re-mixed] – E.D.I*Written-By – Kastro, Napoleon (5), Ricardo Brown, Roy Ayers, T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
5:07
14 U Can Be Touched
Engineer – Greg Burns, Ian BoxillGuitar – Greg DaltonKeyboards – Ronnie KingMixed By – Ian Boxill, Johnny "J"*Producer, Arranged By – Johnny "J"*Written-By – E.D.I*, Hussein Fatal, Johnny Jackson*, Kastro, Napoleon (5), T. Shakur*, Yafeu Fula, Noble*
5:59
15 Y'All Don't Know Us
Engineer – Lance "Goat Mouth" Pierre*Mixed By – Claudio CueniProducer – Quimmy Quim, Reef (6)Written-By – E.D.I*, Kamil Beale, Napoleon (5), Quim*, Noble*
4:53

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Made in the EU.

Second cat# printed on the back side of the booklet.

Track 1 mixed at Tracken Place, Hollywood, CA and recorded at QDIII Soundlab and CAN AM, Tarzana, CA
Track 2, 3, 14 mixed at Pacifique, North Hollywood, CA and recorded at CAN AM […] and Pacifique […].
Track 4 mixed at Larrabee North and recorded at Soulpower Studios and Westlake Studios.
Track 5 mixed at Record One and recorded at Pacifique […] and CAN AM […].
Track 6 mixed at Encore Studios, Burbank, CA and recorded at CAN AM […].
Track 7 mixed at Larrabee North and recorded at Sound Castle Studios, House Of Daz and CAN AM […].
Track 8 mixed at The Enterprise Studios, Burbank, CA and recorded at Tracks, North Hollywood, CA.
Track 9 mixed at Pacifique and recorded at CAN AM […].
Track 10 mixed at Record One and recorded at CAN AM […].
Track 11 mixed at The Enterprise Studios […] and recorded at CAN AM […].
Track 12 mixed at Pacifique […] and Barefoot Studios, Van Nuys, CA and recorded at QDIII Soundlab and CAN AM […].
Track 13 mixed at Encore Studios […] and The Enterprise Studios […] and recorded at CAN AM […].
Track 15 mixed at Record One and recorded at Quim & Reef's Room.

Track 9 contains an interpolation from "Genius Of Love" written by Adrian Belew, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth adn Steven Stanley.
Track 12 contains an interpolation from "Love Ballad" written by Skip Scarborough.
Track 13 contains an interpolation of "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" written by Roy Ayers.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 06949 04132 8
  • Label Code: LC 06406
  • Other (Distribution Code): UN 900
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: 06069 490 413-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner Ring): MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L YL
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L002
  • Mould SID Code: IFBI 01BR

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0694904131 2Pac + Outlawz* 2Pac + Outlawz* - Still I Rise(2xLP, Album) Interscope Records 0694904131 US 1999 Sell This Version
490 413-2 2Pac + Outlawz* 2Pac + Outlawz* - Still I Rise(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 413-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
0694904132 2Pac + The Outlawz 2Pac + The Outlawz - Still I Rise(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Universal Music 0694904132 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
none 2Pac + Outlawz* 2Pac + Outlawz* - Still I Rise(CDr, Album, Promo) Interscope Records none UK 1999 Sell This Version
490 413-4 2Pac + Outlawz* 2Pac + Outlawz* - Still I Rise(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 490 413-4 Poland 1999 Sell This Version

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sanabria227

sanabria227

January 29, 2016
For fans of 2Pac who have gone through his five albums, "Still I Rise" is a solid listen despite being more of an Outlawz album. Shakur does appears on every track — on "Tattoo Tears," he sings only the chorus — except the last one which consists only of the Outlawz. The group, found here without Hussein Fatal, delivers some of their best lines which are adequate but not memorable. 2Pac's lyrics are reminiscent of the ones found on the rushed "Don Killuminati" album. Overall, many of the tracks have high replay value save for a few duds. "Letter to the President," the title track, "Baby Don't Cry," "As The World Turns" and "The Good Die Young" feature strong deliveries by 2Pac and his ill-fated Outlawz. Certain tracks feature great bass portions and instrumentation hinting that the album spent much time in post-production. This belief is supported by many of the songs being recorded during the "Don Killuminati" sessions and not exhibiting the mishmash production work. The weaker songs leave a sour taste in the mouth; corny beats and cheesy hooks make the songs accessible only the devoted 2Pac listener. It is not be a classic hip-hop album, but, for fans of 2Pac and gansta rap, the album should satisfy somewhat.
85richard

85richard

September 19, 2014

Because it officially is a 2Pac record I really wanted to like it. Remembering previous posthumous releases I didn’t feel to confidend that this release would blow me away. And I have to say that it didn’t blow me away at all. I felt somewhat sad after listening to it for the first time. Later that day I played the record in my car while driving home. This time I didn’t feel sad at the end. I felt a bit angry. I felt stolen because I payed the full price for, what I thought, was a 2Pac album. Still I Rise is not a 2Pac album. Still I Rise is an Outlawz album with 2Pac credited in songs or as featuring artist.
The Gaps the rappers from Outlawz have to fill are to frequent and to long. Although marketing and artwork say this is new release from 2Pac. The content used from 2Pac is slim and inconsistent on album aswell as most individual tracks. Resulting in a big part in beats, music and lyrics had to come from the other artists. This album never feels like a 2Pac album.

So how good are bad is this release? That depends on how you see it while you judge. When you review it as an 2Pac album, then it’s bad. This time the well of unreleased material by 2Pac definitely seems to be dried up. When you few it as an Outlawz record with 2Pac as guest musician it’s a bit better. Not that the album suddenly is better, but you have different expactations and standards when you use 2Pac as frame of reverance. But even without 2Pac in the equasion this album stil has a hard time reaching above averrage. It’s predictable, standard ganggsta rap. Doesn’t feel that there was put much effort in making something really great or be original.

That gives me the feeling that 2Pac’s role is more a promotional one than an artistic one. Giving me the feeling his brand of quality is used to sell mediocre albums from average rappers.That bums me out. I think the work of artists like 2Pac should be handeld with respect and not be smugded by these kind of marketing tricks