2 ‘The Don Killuminati’ – 2Pac/Makaveli
Two months after 2Pac’s death in 1996, Suge Knight, under Death Row Records label, released The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. The album embraces the new Tupac on a new moniker, Makaveli, and retrospects Pac’s anger and eerie side. It’s Pac’s last grand artistic statement before a series of disappointing posthumous releases later, including Eminem‘s-produced Loyal to the Game.
1 ‘Live After Death’ – The Notorious B.I.G.
Although short-lived, The Notorious B.I.G.’s career has cemented his name on the Mount Rushmore of Hip-Hop for his influence and silky-smooth flows. Life After Death, the New York rapper’s second and final double-album, exhibits the rapper’s position in the mafioso rap community and completes the “Ready to Die” statement he boasted on the previous album. Plus, Biggie’s brand-new documentary I Got A Story to Tell has just been released on Netflix.