As their first album, Tupac and the Outlawz incorporated the influences of rap pioneer 2Pac and Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli. Originally, the Outlawz were set to sign with Makaveli Records, but Tupac’s death prompted the group to switch labels. Tupac’s former group members, Fatal and Napoleon, eventually left the group, while Young Noble and E.D.I. Mean later departed the group, leaving only two members to continue the group’s legacy.
The Outlawz album contains some miscues, but it could have easily been Shakur’s vision. The track Secretz of War is a decent beat, but the rest is just poorly executed. The album’s title track, Teardrops and Closed Caskets, is a confused mishmash. However, the Outlawz’s debut album is an important one for fans of hip hop.
The group was formed in 1993 and has remained popular even today. Tupac’s success has inspired fans from all walks of life. His music is still played across the world, and his legacy will endure for generations to come. Tupac and the Outlawz were a force in hip hop culture, and the legacy they left will live on for generations to come. With a new center dedicated to the Outlawz, their music will live on in the hearts and minds of fans.
Although Tupac and the Outlawz released solo albums before his death, their latest release, One Nation, was inspired by the groundbreaking album Tupac was spearheading at the time of his death. When Tupac was alive, he was viewed as the poster child for the East-West beef, but wanted to unite the Hip-Hop landscape. Among the first songs on One Nation, “I Am a Hip-Hop Legend,” was recorded at Can-Am Studios in Calabasas, California.
In 2009, the Outlawz reunited with former member Hussein Fatal, who had left the group after the death of Yaki Kadafi. The album, Perfect Timing, has been certified platinum in many areas and features production from Focus…, Cozmo, and Young Buck. The group also made peace with Lil Cease of the Junior Mafia, recording a track called “Bury the Hatchetchetchet” on DJ Kay Slay’s album. In June 2014, the Outlawz released the single “Karma” featuring Snoop Dogg.
In 1994, Pac was contemplating quitting rap altogether. That same year, Eminem was already talking about Tupac and the Outlawz so frequently that many fans thought the two were one and the same. He was not wrong. The legendary rappers had been asked the same question. But their music is better than ever. This album was made possible by rap-a-lot, a local independent label.