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Artist: Tupac & Outlawz
Album: Still I rise
Label: Universal/Interscope
Production: QDIII,Quimmy Quim,Tupac,others
Stats: 1999; 15 tracks
Reviewed by: Mass Dosage

Tupac rises from the grave once again, this time to rip verses alongside his old homeys, the Outlawz. Given that many of Tupac's verses were probably strung together from unfinished studio material, this release does a good job of integrating these into a cohesive whole. In fact, Tupac outshines the Outlawz on most of the album - his pointed flow is in sharp contrast to their often incoherent and jumbled verses. The production is standard West Coast fare that doesn't really push any boundaries and is burdened by one too many R&B choruses. On the whole this release should keep Tupac's longstanding fans happy but won't win him any new ones. Echoes of his past glory haunt this album, but that's all they are - echoes. [5/10]

[This review was also published in SL magazine]

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