2Pac Greatest Hits
Choosing only one of the 2Pac greatest hits is like eating only one piece of popcorn: It's nearly impossible. 2Pac is a legend whose lyrics resonate in the hearts of his listeners. He created ten albums, four of which were released prior to his death in 1996. 2Pac brought the projects into mainstream in hopes of exposing the dangerous lifestyle to educate the youth.
- "California Love". "California Love" received constant airplay and was a club favorite. With a hype beat and two rappers of the highest lyrical inclination, "California Love" soon became the unofficial anthem for Californ-I-A.
- "Keep Ya Head Up". "Keep Ya Head Up" describes the life of single black women raising children on their own. The song also touches on the difficulties of the black community and corruption in the system. 2Pac's ultimate message is that things will get easier in time, don't sweat the small stuff.
- "Hit Em Up". 2Pac and the Outlawz get hype in this song. Direct lyrical attacks are made and directed toward Bad Boy Records, Biggie Smalls, Li'l Kim and Junior Mafia. 2Pac goes on an adrenaline-filled freestyle rampage toward the end of the song, so it's definitely worth a listen.
- "Brenda's Got a Baby". "Brenda's Got a Baby" is a song that touches on the issues in the ghetto that most people want to turn their head away from. Brenda is a twelve-year-old illiterate girl who is in an incestual relationship and ends up pregnant. 2Pac describes Brenda's hardships in detail, including her tossing the baby in the dumpster but later having a change of heart.
- "Changes". In "Changes", 2Pac reaches out to the youth of the nation and speaks on poverty, racism, drugs, welfare, hate and killing one another to encourage the youth to make changes.