The latest music from Tupac and the Outlawz is titled “One Nation.” The album is inspired by the groundbreaking album Tupac was spearheading at the time of his death. In the mid-’90s, Tupac became the poster child for East-West beef, but he wanted to unify Hip-Hop culture. The album was recorded at Can-Am Studios in Calabasas, California.
The song sampled “Get Money” by the Bad Boy Records, as well as “Player’s Anthem.” In the track, Tupac also mentions other East Coast rappers, like Mobb Deep and Chino XL. The song mocks the systemic injustice in our communities, as well as the lack of infrastructure for black people. As the song progresses, the song becomes more eloquent.
The Outlawz’ first official song was “Hit ‘Em Up”. Tupac Shakur and the Outlawz were in a dispute about a certain song, and Tupac was shot in 1996. Outlawz were formed by Tupac and his crew, including Fatal, Napoleon, and E.D.I. Mean. While Tupac’s death was an untimely event, the song is still an enduring piece of music history.
After the release of “Who Shot Ya,” Pac was sentenced to a year and a half in prison. The rappers’ rivalry continued after Pac’s death. Pac was accused of rapping about Biggie, but Pac was unable to pay $3 million in bail and was sentenced to a year and a half. Pac was later murdered by Biggie, in the same manner. Biggie later confessed to killing Pac after the song was released.
The title of “Outlawz” is a double-edged sword. In addition to being a tribute to 2Pac and his music, it also serves to immortalize the rapper and give listeners a hint about the album’s content. 2Pac addressed issues that plague the black community and advocated for unity to triumph over inequalities. His message encapsulates the musical persona of the late rapper.
“Hit ‘Em Up” was an infamous diss track. Tupac and the Outlawz had beef for years but the lyrics are one of the most controversial songs in hip-hop history. Unlike other hip-hop songs, this song is considered to be Tupac’s most savage diss track. While most of the other songs on the genre focus on lyrical ability, this song was a direct hit against Bad Boys Records.
The Outlawz formed before Tupac Shakur’s death. The members were originally called the Outlaw Immortalz. The members of the group were all named after famous political figures. The members include Tupac’s half-brother Mopreme, his friend Hussein Fatal, Moozaliny, and Young Noble. Sadly, Tupac’s death left the Outlawz in a squalid state.