It’s been over 26 years since 2Pac died in a Las Vegas shooting . In the years after his death, however, previously unheard music by the rapper was diligently published. Relatively soon, his posthumous catalog of music outgrew his discography during his lifetime. Since the mid-2000s at the latest, however, official new releases have become an absolute rarity. This could change soon.
2Pac: Four unreleased songs to be released in 2023
Rumors about “new” music from the West Coast legend have persisted for years. This time, however, there seems to be a little more to the speculation.
” 2pacunlimited “, the “only official fan page for 2Pac” with almost 300,000 followers, recently posted red-hot information on Instagram. Universal Music is said to be releasing a new “Greatest Hits” album by the rapper soon. The majority of the compilation album will consist of tracks between the “2Pacalypse Now” and “Thug Life” periods. Four of these songs are said to be unreleased and therefore completely new for the audience – all from the time before Pac’s Death Row deal in the mid-90s.
The rumors, as it says in the post, are currently doing the rounds in the still active 2Pac forum .
This coincides with statements by the producer E-Love , who was a guest on YouTube in the ” I Only Touch Greatness ” interview format as recently as December . Among other things, he talked about his touch points with 2Pac and how he had collaborated with DJ Battlecat on some early 2Pac tracks.
Although the musical participation in the latter was significantly greater overall, E-Love would still have a few unreleased 2Pac songs in the pipeline. In the interview he confirmed that at least two of them should officially appear in 2023.
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2Pac’s family owns the rights to his music
What further fuels the rumor mill is the fact that 2Pac’s family won a lawsuit against Entertainment One back in 2018. The rights to all hitherto unreleased songs went back to the family.
In the meantime, it was already said that at least two new albums should be made of it. Although they haven’t seen the light of day until today, all of this at least confirms that even after all this time, not all of 2Pac’s musical powder has been burned. Four unreleased tracks also sound far less utopian than two entire albums.
Despite everything, the speculations should still be treated with caution. The information has not yet been officially confirmed. So if you prefer to look forward to something tangible until then, you can soon watch a new documentary series about the rap legend.