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Nov. 8, 2021

Makaveli (2Pac): The Don Killuminati-The 7 Day Theory (1996). Rap's Revolutionary Lives On In Death

Makaveli (2Pac): The Don Killuminati-The 7 Day Theory (1996). Rap's Revolutionary Lives On In Death

B. Cox & J. Owe look back at the late Tupac Shakur's (recording under the alias Makaveli) fifth studio album and his first posthumous album The Don Killuminati-The 7 Day Theory. Released on Death Row Records not even two months after his fatal shooting in Las Vegas which shook up the entertainment industy, the album featured little features other than the Outlawz and R&B singers Danny Boy, Aaron Hall and K-Ci and Jo-Jo of Jodeci. It also featureed a less heralded group of producers from Death Row (Hurt-M-Badd, Quincy Jones III, Big D & Reggie Moore) who were tasked to keep up with the rapper's legendary work ethic and pace. The album was reportedly finished recording in only 7 days during the first week in August of 1996. Adding to the mystique and dark clouds over his death, Tupac delivers his usual hard-cutting and, at times, thought provoking lyrics as his final message to the world before departing. The album would sell over 600K albums in its first work, debut #1 on the charts and would go on to be certified quadruple platinum.

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Show Notes

Crack Magazine: The Untold Story Behind Tupac's Haunting The 7 Day Theory Artwork


StillCrew: Why Tupac's "Don Killuminati-The 7 Day Theory" Album Still Stands As His Most Complete Album


Behind The Rhyme: The Only Time 2Pac Was Back: Makaveli Drops The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory


HipHopDX: No Blasphemy: Why 2Pacs "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory is Rap's Greatest Album


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