7 GemZ From Pac

By David Jordan Jr

7 tracks from 2Pac that deserve full appreciation.

  1. “Life Is A Traffic Jam” 2Pac/8 Mile Roadimg_0712

2. “Why U Turn On Me” 2Pac (Shout Out To Wendy Williams)untitled

3. “U Can Call” 2Pactumblr_m2opq7cwsc1r8ypooo1_1280

4. “Time 2 Get My Drink On” 2Pac featuring Y-N-Vee 1a3076b410506a5402cca8427bd89135

5. “Never Had A Friend Like Me” 2Pac2pac-4f9c2cb9a0be7

6. Run tha Streetz” 2Pac featuring Michel’le, Napoleon & Storm2pac-all-eyez-on-me-booklet-cartoon

7. Too Late Playa” 2Pac featuring MC Hammer, Big Daddy Kane, Danny Boy & Nutt-So


Only one hip hop group has ever had there actual song used as an intro to a television sitcom; A Tribe Called Quest. “The Wayans Brothers” used A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation” as their theme music for the opening credits. Historic in many aspects in regard to style, lyricism and sound, A Tribe Called Quest was everything to hip hop; not only for the music, but for the culture. Phife Dawg formed A Tribe Called Quest (originally called Quest) with Q-Tip in 1985. Metaphors and similes over a smooth jazzy bass line is what ATCQ brought to hip hop in the early 90’s and their sound is timeless. Great art is forever, and though gone in the human form, the contribution to not only the world of hip hop, but the world of music from Malik Isaac Taylor a.k.a. Phife Dawg will remain forever.