October 2006

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Cover Story

“Long Time Coming”

In the last 10 years, ’Pac has become more famous and popular than when he was alive. Records, books, movies, collabos, murals and eBay auctions intensify the love for Afeni’s son. Now, XXL has created the definitive posthumous ’Pac guide.

“Cross That Line”

When is it about honoring 2Pac and when is it beating his legacy to death? YN explores the afterlife of Tupac Shakur and declares that enough is enough.

Features

“The Paybacks”

Yeah, they’re the official musicians of rap. But is that enough for hip-hop’s finest instrumentalists? With a new move to Jay-Z–helmed Def Jam, can THE ROOTS prove they are more than just a great live band?

“I Represent This”

Not too many rappers without the name Bone have come out of Cleveland and blown up. However, RAY CASH isn’t worried about that. In fact, it seems the new jack might be setting C-Town up for a big win.

“Still Fly”

TOO $HORT is one of the most celebrated veterans in hip-hop. With 17 albums under his belt and a reputation that could put any pimp to shame, $hort Dog is loved and respected by many MCs. So we got 21 of them to ask the Oakland native some burning questions they’ve had on their minds.

Departments

EDITORIAL

Yellow Nigga rants and raves.

FIRST OF THE MONTH

Y’all love you some Reasonable Doubt.

360

Fourth quarter future?

8BALL

Chingy

TRUTH

Yung Joc


HIP-HOP JUNKIES

Carlos Mencia

MOVE THE CROWD

DMX serves the Big Apple a healthy dose of crack music.

SHOW & PROVE

1. D.G. Yola
2. Max Minelli
3. Serius Jones
4. Skyzoo
5. Vein

EYE CANDY

Hoopz is a slam dunk.

THE SHOW

The hottest signature kicks

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Presenting our annual video game blowout.

FASHION

We hook up with Japan’s hottest urban designers in Tokyo.

FLOW

These belts will keep your pants and your style up.

WALK THIS WAY

Basketball sneakers that sealed the deals.

FULL CLIP

DVD reviews to swear by.

Critical Beatdown

THE JUMP OFF

Rick Ross

CLASSIC MATERIAL

Tha Dogg Pound


TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Pusha T

OFFICIAL BOOTLEGS

Killer Mike

ILL TECHNIQUES

Wally Sparks

PRODUCTION CREDIT

Win

BLOCK MUSIC

CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE

Blaq Poet

XXIT

Thuggin’ all over the world

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  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    nice to see Pusha T getting a train of thought… will be grabbin this like i do every other Pac issue. =)

  • The Originator

    The best issue in at leasst 5 months

  • http://www.DonKilluminati.com Don K

    http://www.DonKilluminati.com

    The ultimate Tupac fansite!

  • http://s0lddoddo, James

    What about Project Pat?

  • pop a poppa

    XXL better be donating all the profits
    to Tupac’s foundation and charities!
    fuckin’ vultures!

  • chief.kush

    ya’ll niggas hatiin on 50 cus ya’ll simply some bitches fuck ya’ll GGGG G UNIT

  • chief.kush

    you some pussie thats why game is a stripper at his mamas club its on gunitworld.com hahahah hes a bitch ya’ll think hes gangsta well your all mistaken

  • the game

    2pac is the best in the rap game4life r.i.p my nigga fuck big fuck4life bad boys killaz

  • Gohan

    Think B.I.G. you dumb fucks. Fuck this ballet boy! Wonder if he got buried in a tootoo! Dumb fuck! East Coast niggaz! Recognize!

  • Gohan

    And i see like the real Gayme, this Game talks a load of shit too!

  • 11kap

    All you EAST COAST haters sure do a good job of riding Tupac’s dick. I guess he was the best rapper on the west coast for y’all, and his origin springs from the east coast. Kind of ironic. Personally, I think Ice Cube is the best rapper the WEST COAST has made so far.

  • JUSUFUCKWITHIS

    THE ROOTS GAME THEORY 8/29/2K6!!

  • http://THUGLIFEYAHOO.COM THUGLIFE

    2PAC WAS THE DON KILLUMINATI
    EAZY E WAS A REAL MUTHAPHUKKIN G
    NASTY NAS IS LYRICALLY THE GOD MC
    ICE CUBE WAS KILLA MIC
    THE GAME REPRESENTS ALL.
    BIG L WAS A LYRICAL GENIUS
    NOTORIOUS BIG WAS INSANE MC
    NIGGAZ WIT REAL ATTITUDE

    FUCK ALL YA HATERS

    G UNIT IS DEAD
    YUKMOUTH GOT SMASHED BY SPIDER LOC
    THA REGIME GON SOFT
    ROCAFELLA JAY Z ARE PUSSIES
    BADBOY ARE OVA HISTORY
    DEF JAM FULL OF FAGGOTS
    MURDA INC WAS A DUD
    BLACKWALLSTREET 4 EVA

    FUCK YALL HATERS
    YOU NIGGAZ IS DICK RIDERS.

    2PAC IS GOD
    2PAC IS JESUS

    NOWADAYS NIGGAZ AINT REAL
    GOT TOO MANY BODY GUARDS.
    THEY SUCK.THEY WACK AS FUCK.
    THEY TALK SHIT.ITS BULLSHIT.

  • Cali Killer

    Fuck BWS! Gaymes a dick! And none of yall can defend him because he was part of g-unit, he did all that g-unit shit, he promoted 50 and he still does (one blood, again), he’s fake, he’s full of shit, he’s an actor and without beef this bitch can’t rap!!!!!!!!!111 If his album gets more than an L i’ll bare my arse!

  • Cali Killer

    Oh yeah, i forgot, B.I.G. is god you dumb fuck!!!!!!!!!

    R.I.P. my niggah!

  • NY KILLA

    GAME is the shit ur just mad cuz 50 from ur town city and cant spit real shit, and yes he could rap thats how he got a fukin deal with the DOCTA!!!

    DA WEST IZ DA BEST SO FUCK DA REST BIAAATCH!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.dawnraid.com 1D_ZYR

    GGG G G G U_NOT!!

    STOP ST ST STUDDERING

    HOPELESS MUTHAFUKAHZ

    “MAKAVELI THA DON” IS HOW IT SHOULD GO

    YOU_KNOW!!!!

  • http://Allhiphop MAN MAN

    OH YEAH, I FORGOT, TUPAC IS GOD YOU DUM FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R.I.P MY NIGGAH PAC !

  • Cali Killer

    Fucking faggots from the west coast, always bitting someone elses shit!

  • Sitting on the fence & getting splinters!

    GAME GOT A DEAL AND SAT ON THE SHELF FOR YEARS! hE CAN RAP BUT HE ALL THAT. 1D_ZYR YOU DUMB FUCK IT’S STUTTERING LAST TIME I CHECKED! DOH! aND IF THE WEST IS THAT GREAT WHY OUT OF THE TOP 5 OF ALL TIME IS THERE ONLY ONE RAPPER FROM YOUR SIDE? AND DON’T SAY HE’S NUMBER ONE CAUSE THAT AIN’T TRUE! A CLOSE BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH NUMBER 2. AS AN OUT AND OUT RAPPER B.I.G. IS UNTOUCHABLE. OUTSIDE OF RAP, AS A LEADER FOR HIS GENERATION MY BROTHER PAC WAS THE MAN. LONG LIVE THE EAST COAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT WESTSIDE KEEP DOING YOUR THING!

  • http://xxlmag.com King Green

    XLL is fallin off i cant beleive yall muthafuckers gave that weak ass nigga rick ross’cd a XL what tha fuck r yall thinkin that nigga fuckin sucks and then yall gave my man lloyd banks a LARGE and method man a LARGE. method man and lloyd banks r way fuckin better then rick ross’ o sorry ass that nigga is garbage he sounds like shit comin out of a sluts butt.lloyd banks and method man deserve a XL and that gay ass nigga rick ross deserves a SMALL the only reason yall gave him a XL is cuz hes wit Jay-Z oh gay ass fuck both of them niggas. and XXL if yall dont start reppin real niggas like yall use to then fuck yall too.

  • The Architect

    Have u guys at XXL have no respect for the dead!? The picture of Pac’s corspe is unexceptable!!!!! FUCK!!!! -.- A reaility no doubt but serves no porpse in your mag. whats the point? whats the lesson? None just selfish and thoughtless way for u to gain. XXL u r no better than that shit mag the sourse! R.I.P Pac forgive these fools. Signed once a fathfull reader of many years and a no longer custmer of your magizne.

  • http://xxl tip harris

    how the fuck yall asshole gone disrespet the greatest rapper of all time by putting his autopsy picture the book yall anit find shit b.i.g fat ass dont get made if hip hop was the nba 2pac would be the logo like jerry west to the nba logo rip 2pac
    king of kings 1 baby midwest chi-town killa. g.

  • leemangena

    tupac on the cover every month how about that we love u pac.Game is the nigga Gunit shouldn’t have let go.

  • John

    2PAC IS ALIVE

    if u don’t beleive me…

    read this u dont have to read it all but read some (I MADE AN EFFORT)

    INTRO
    1) Tupac was died on Friday the thirteenth, which through history, has been known as a very suspicious day.

    2) No pictures were released of Tupac in the hospital.

    3) Tupac always wore a bulletproof vest; why would he not wear one to a public event like the Tyson fight?

    4) Supposedly, Tupac was cremated the day after he, “died,” It is illegal to cremate someone who was murdered without an autopsy.

    SUSPICIOUS FACTS:
    5) There are several letters, symbols, and numbers hidden in the finger and palm prints in the CD booklet to Makaveli-The 7 Day Theory.

    6) In interviews prior to the shooting, Tupac discussed how he wanted to stop rapping and being a gangsta, and step out of the limelight. The only way to pull this off is if people thought he was dead.

    7) Tupac’s funeral was canceled for unknown reasons.

    8) Nothing in the Makaveli CD says, R.I.P. Tupac.” Wouldn’t it make sense to say something like this if it was, in fact, Tupac’s last album.

    9) On the cover of, “The 7 Day Theory,” There is a picture of Tupac crucified with five bullet holes in it. Could he be planning a resurrection?

    10) The only witness to the shooting, Yafeu Fula,(Kadafi of The Outlawz), was gunned down on November 10 in the hallway of an apartment in East Orange, New Jersey.

    11) “R U Still Down,” was released under the name 2Pac, not Makaveli. Is Tupac back?

    12) There is a new rapper named, “Blac Haze.” I’ve heard he sounds just like Tupac. Even the title of his song, “Holla At Cha,” sounds familiar.(“Holla At Me,” from, “All Eyez On Me”)

    13) Since his, “death,” Tupac has released three movies, at least three LP’s, and has done numerous duets. Why so much in so little time.

    WHY SUGE WHY?:
    14) Suge Knight (Executive Producer of Death row Records) never appeared for questioning.

    15) In the first three seconds of, The 7 Day Theory, the witness, Fula, can be heard saying, “Suge Shot Me.)

    16) Tupac was about to leave Death Row Records. His album entitled Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory was the last album he had to do for Death Row Records. He was now going to work on his new record company called “Makaveli Records.” Makaveli Records is the new record company Tupac planned on doing with “Tha Outlaw Immortalz.” (In 1995, Suge Knight bailed Tupac out of jail with the contract of Tupac doing a double album and single album for Death Row Records. His contract was done and that’s why he was suddenly leaving Death Row Records.)

    17) Basically in a follow-up from # 1… With Tupac gone, Death Row Records to make any money off Tupac. So, if they killed Tupac; Everything related to him would get them a whole lot of cash! And, they would now have all of his unreleased songs which they would release under their label on soundtracks, compilation albums and possibly even new 2Pac albums. Plus, it gets rid of the competition they’d receive from Makaveli Records.

    18) Death Row Records was very uncooperative with the police after Tupac’s death. They hardly told the police anything. Here’s another interesting fact… ABC interviewed Suge Knight after the shooting of 2Pac. He was asked, “If you knew who killed Tupac, would you tell the police?” Suge then replied “Absolutely Not.”

    19) If you know about “Makaveli Records,” you know about The Outlaw Immortalz. They are the rappers who would be working with 2Pac on “Makaveli Records.” Anyway, one of the members who went by the name “kadafi” was reportedly cooperate with the police. Well, soon after the death of Tupac he turns up dead.

    20) Have you noticed how Death Row Records now goes by the name “New & Untouchable.” This name started being used when the Makaveli album came out… Why are they so suddenly untouchable?

    21) Death Row Records could have also done a lot of this stuff you’re about that’s proving Tupac is Alive. They could be doing this stuff for publicity. EX: They could have made up that whole 7 Day Theory stuff. And, I’m almost sure they put Tupac on the cover of the Makaveli album posed as Jesus Christ for publicity.

    22) Of course lets not forget the mysterious “Suge Shot Him.” If you turn the volume way up…… In the first 3 seconds of the Makaveli album your hear someone say “Suge Shot Him.” You hear the voice right before the first bell. (Listen Carefully) I wonder about this though…Is it someone from Death Row Records who knew what was going on with Suge Knight killing him or was it just some publicity stunt for more album sales?

    23) Okay…Lets talk about that night at the Tyson fight when Tupac was shot…You’ve all probably heard about Orlando Anderson and how Suge got in a fight and was caught on surveillance cameras. So, I won’t get into that. Anyway… I’ve heard a “rumor.” I’ve heard Suge Knight was caught on surveillance cameras at the fight telling Tupac to take off the vest because it was hot in there. If this is true, why would Suge Knight not want Tupac wearing his vest? (This rumor was brought to my attention when talking with the owner of Cash’s Tupac Page.)

    24) What about what Suge Knight did after Tupac was shot? Well, as you know Tupac was shot 5 times and Suge’s head was grazed by a bullet. I’ve heard Tupac said to Suge, “Don’t worry about me. You’re shot in the head.” Anyway, as Tupac lost 22 ounces of blood Suge drove Tupac to the hospital as fast as he could… When at the hospital Suge said he had a long conversation with Tupac. But how? Would you be talking after being shot 5 times and heavily bleeding…?

    25) A lot of the supposed fact that “prove” he is alive are his lyric about getting shot, and reincarnated, remember…he was shot earlier in New York, and then went to jail, most of those lyrics refer to that incident. A lot of these could be publicity stunts or just coincidences. But there’s more evidence that point to him being alive. It’s really tough to make a decision. You gotta really think…. Would Tupac spend thousands & thousands of dollars in faking his death to get all the eyes off him?? Also, would Suge Knight actually kill Tupac for money? Take the life of his “friend” for money?

    26) NOTE: As for Suge Knight having possession of all Tupac’s unheard songs… Tupac’s mom sued Death Row Records and won. She now has possession of the tapes. Death Row Records can no longer make money off Tupac’s music. All of Tupac’s unreleased singles will now be featured on new albums under the label “Amaru Records / Jive Records.”

    27) During an ABC interview, Knight was asked if he’d ever say who killed Tupac if he knew…He replied, “Absolutely not.”

    STRANGE FACTS FROM SONGS:
    28) In the song, “Life Goes On,” Tupac raps about his own funeral. (This is probably nothing, he always rapped about dying.)

    29) In Richie Rich’s album, “Seasoned Veteran,” on the song called, “Niggas Done Changed,” Tupac says, “I’ve been shot and murdered, can’t tell you how it happened word for word/but best believe that niggas gonna get what they deserve…” The album was released on the same day as, The 7 Day Theory.

    30) In Makaveli’s song, “White Man’s World,” he states,”We ain’t never gonna walk off this planet unlessya’ll choose to…” Did he walk off the planet by faking his death?

    31) In Tupac’s song, “Ambitionz Az A Ridah,” he says,”Blasted me but they didn’t finish, didn’t diminish my powers so I’m back to be a muthafuckin’ menace, they cowards that’s why they tried to set me up, had bitch-ass niggas on my team so indeed they wet me up, But I’m back REINCARNATED!” Is Tupac reincarnated as Makaveli?

    32) In the song, ” Life of An Outlaw,” Tupac says, “All For the street fame on how to be managed, to plan shit six months in advance to what we plotted, approved to go on swole, and now I got it…” Maybe Tupac plotted his plan for six months, faked his death on the seventh, and is enjoying the success of his plan.

    33) In the song, “Made Niggas,” on the, “Gang Related,” and, “Supercop,” soundtracks, Tupac says, “Fuck ‘em all who can’t understand my plot to get richer…Outlaw to the grave, a muthafuckin’ made nigga…” Once again, the, “plot,” is mentioned.

    34) In E-40′s duet with Tupac called,”Million Dollar Spot,” Tupac states, “fans can’t understand my ghetto slang, so I evade and plot and plan a life of better things…” Here is the, “plot,” or, “plan,” again.

    35) In the song, “Ain’t Hard 2 Find,” Tupac says, “I heard rumors that I died, murdered in cold blood, traumatized pictures of me in my final states, you know mama cried, but that was fiction, some coward got the story twisted…” It seems that Tupac may have foretold the future.

    36) In Tupac’s song, “No More Pain,” he says, “A heart of a soldier with the brains to teach a whole nation…” Is he referring to Jesus or Machiavelli?

    STRANGE FACTS FROM VIDEOS:
    37) The video, “I Ain’t Mad At Cha, ” was released only days after Tupac’s, “death,” It depicts Tupac being gunned down much of the way he was really shot.

    38) “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,” is also track number 13 on, “All Eyez On Me,” and Tupac died on Friday the 13.

    39) In the, “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,” video, Tupac dies. In his next video, “Toss It Up,” his name is Makaveli.

    40) How could they shoot the, “To Live And Die In LA,” video when Tupac was, “dead?” Could the video really have been shot four months before in August of ’96?

    41) In the, “Hail Mary,” video, there is a gravestone that says, “Makaveli.” It is cracked and there’s a hole in front of it; this implies that Makaveli rose from the dead.

    42) In the,”Smile,” video with Scarface, Tupac is crucified…Later he falls and stands up and it appears to be a double. Still, is this another image of resurrection? Why make people so suspicious?

    43) I have also heard that the double in the,”Smile,” video may actually be Tupac…The one on the cross has a row of crooked teeth on the bottom, just like Tupac.

    44) Also in the, “Smile,” video, there are a bunch of slowed words. Several people recognized the sound clip from Smile which was posted in a previous update. The clip is from the movie Bladerunner which starred Harrison Ford in the mid 1980′s. I rented the movie and this is the exact transcription.

    “So they built in a fail safe device. Which is what? A four year lifespan. Now there is a Nexus 6 over at the Tyrell Corporation. I want you to go put the machine on him. And if the machine doesn’t work?”

    Nexus 6 – Nexus 6 refers to a group of characters in the movie that were actually robots that looked exactly like humans. They were refereed to as Replicants. Replicants may refer to the actor in the “Smile” video that looked like Tupac.

    45) The Tyrell Corporation – The Tyrell Corporation was the company that produced the Nexus 6 Replicants. The Tyrell Corporation could refer to Death Row Records the company that produced Tupac’s music.

    46) Altered Version – The original version of Blade Runner was remade so the current rental has been changed. Many people believe that the Makaveli album had been altered, or changed before its release. Could this be a reference to that?

    47) The Soundtrack – The Soundtrack wasn’t released until July 1994. The movie was released in 1982 (12 years before). Most of the music contained in this album originates from recordings made in London in 1982 but they were not able to release these recordings at the time. This could refer to “smile” as being a recording that was released after Tupac died rather than when he originally recorded it. It could also refer to the unreleased tracks that have yet to be released.

    48) Voice Overs-In the Movie there are constant voice-overs that tell what is going on. Ridley Scott filmed Blade Runner *without* the voice-overs, but due to its poor reception at a sneak previews, the studio insisted that the voice-overs be added. This could be a reference to the fact that the Record Company knew that having a Voice Over, or inclusion of a Tupac track on Scarfaces album would be profitable.

    49) Theme -A recurring theme in Scotts work is the question of personal and human identity. There is no doubt that there is a question of Tupac’s identity/existence both in the “Smile” video and in real life.

    50) Of course it is anyone’s guess why Scarface chose this quote, altered the speed, and put it at the beginning of the Smile video. One person thought the meaning could be based on a quote in the movie saying that execution isn’t considered execution, it is considered retirement. Another quote that caught my attention when I watched it was one that I think really relates to Tupac. The quote is “A light that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” In other words, a person as talented as Tupac would only live for a short time, 25 years. Rent the movie if you can and tell me your interpretation but this is probably another mystery like Bomb First’s “Suge Shot Me” quote that will never be answered. The car with the bullet holes also looks like the one Tupac was shot in.

    51) Supposedly, in the, “Toss It Up,” video, Tupac is wearing some Penny Hardaway shoes that were unavailable before his death. And when he jumps in the car in, “To Live And Die In LA,” he has on some Jordan’s that weren’t available until after his death.

    MAKAVELI THEORIES:
    52) Tupac’s alias is Makaveli. Though the spelling is different, Machiavelli was a 16th century Italian philosopher who advocated the staging of one’s death in order to gain power and evade enemies.

    53) One of Machiavelli’s books is, Discourses Upon The First Ten Books Of Titus Livy, which Tupac read in jail. In Book 2, Chapter XIII He says, “a prince who wishes to achieve great things must learn to deceive…” This is very similar to verses in some of Tupac’s songs.

    54) Some say that Tupac modified the Machiavelli name because if you rearrange the letters, they spell, “Am Alive,” or, “I Am Alive.”

    55) Maciavelli’s books were called, “Book 1,” and, “Book 2.” The CD’s of, “All Eyez On Me,” are entitled the same.

    THE 7 DAY THEORY:
    56) Tupac died at age 25; 2+5=7

    57) The official time of death was 4:03 PM.; 4+0+3=7

    58) Tupac survived the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and, “died,” the 13th. Hence the seven day theory.

    59) Tupac was shot on the 7th.

    60) There were twelve shots fired with five hits; 12-5=7

    61) There were seven, “Outlaw Immortalz,” until Kadafi was killed.

    62) Tupac breaks the mirror with the bat in the, “Toss It Up,” video which is seven years bad luck.

    63) Tupac’s new album, “R U Still Down,” was released November 25 which was the age he died and 2+5=7.

    64) In the, “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto,” video, the girls room number is 7, and the clock in the diner says 4:03; Tupac’s time of death and 4+0+3=7.

    65) On the song, “White Man’s World,” if you listen very closely at the beginning, there is a voice in the background saying, ” 7 years, 7 years, 7 years…”

    66) Tupac’s birthday is the 16; 1+6=7.

    67) In the intro. on, “The 7 Day Theory,” there are six gunshots. But when Tupac starts rapping, there’s a seventh.

    THE SEVEN SONG THEORY:
    68) Ambitions as a Ridah Verse 1: ” Now these money hungry bitches gettin’ suspicious, started plott’n and planin’ on schemes…”

    (Again he mentions plott’n and scheming…There are a lot of songs where he mentions his plot to fake his death.)

    69) Ambitionz as a Ridah Verse 3: “payoff tha block, evade tha cops, ’cause I know they comin’ for me, I been hesitant to reappear been away for years now I’m back…my adversaries been reduced to tears… ”

    (A lot of the people claim you would have to payoff Las Vegas to fake his death…This song mentions him paying of the block…Notice he mentions to reappear. I think this where the Verse 1 above comes into play…he’s plott’n and plan’n on schemes, faking his death, as how he’s going to manage…Guarantee you would have to know you have to payoff people for lying about your death, and it’s been said that Las Vegas is known to be the place for people on the take…)

    70) “White Man’s World,” 3rd verse:”Time so tell me why, you changed choosing new direction, in a blink of an eye, my time away just made perfection…Did you think I’d die, not gonna cry …”

    (This is how most are convinced that he’s alive. It’s really weird to hear while he’s rapping…Why would you say, “Did you think I’d die,” when this whole verse doesn’t mention about shooting. It sounds like when he says, ‘time away just made perfection,’ this means that the plott’n of his death went down to perfection…)

    71) “Ain’t Hard To Find,” Verse 1: “I heard a rumor I died, murdered in cold blood traumatized, pictures of me in my final stage, you know Mama cried, but that was fiction, some coward got the story twisted, like I know longer existed, mysteriously missing…”

    (I think the bottom line in the verse is that Tupac is alive…This frenzy about Tupac being dead is just a rumor…and the fact that he’s mysteriously missing could be why everyone thinks he’s dead…)

    72) “Life of an Outlaw,” Verse 2:”Who should I call when I’m shot and bleedin, indeed the possibility has part a chase in cream, dope got me hatin’ fiends. Scheme wit my team, just a chosen few.”

    (Does this reflect that Dr. Dre wasn’t down with Makaveli…that he didn’t want to be part of the scheme…?)

    73) “Life of an Outlaw,” Verse 2:”Niggas ain’t ready for the wrath of the outlaws, never surrender, death is for a son to stay free, I’m thugged out. Fuck the world ‘cuz this is how they made me, scared but still breathin.’”

    (Makaveli wanted to get away from the limelight and rap game …. Is death a way for a son to stay free…especially if he’s thugged out? And was he scared, but still breathing ‘cuz he’s living….. He said fuck the world. Does this mean that Tupac knows that most of the world won’t understand why he went so far to plan his death?)

    74) “Blasphemy,” Verse 2:”I’m contemplating plots, wondering which door to go, brotha getting shot, coming back resurrected, it’s just that raw shit, nigga check it…”

    (Brotha’ getting shot…Coming back resurrected…does this mean he’ll be back?… “Blasphemy,” means to slander God’s writing, and imitating his resurrection is a mocking to God and his prophet’s writings…Again he mentions he wants out of tha’ rap game and his gansta’ lifestyle…? Did he fake his death to get out of tha’ game?… Now Killumaniti is spelled Calumaniti which means false statement, it seems that the whole thing just sound a like it was all planned…and illumaniti is the theory of a new world order, brought on by bloody race wars, led by government, banks, and religions… Tupac was raised as a revolutionist, and perhaps “kill”uminati refers to fighting the ‘new world order’… In the beginning he mentions too, that if God doesn’t return in tha’ seven days, we’ll wait for next time of bible prophecies…)

    THE BONE CONNECTION:
    75) Did Bone Thugs N Harmony play a role in helping Tupac fake his death? In the, “Thug Luv,” song, right before Tupac starts rapping, Bizzy can be heard in the background saying, “He’s alive, he’s alive, he’s alive…”

    76) Machiavelli’s book, The Art of War, is also the name of Bone’s new album.

    PAC VS. BIGGIE:
    77) This is pretty lame but, I have heard that Biggie put a hit on Tupac and he found out about it, then faked his death and put a hit on Biggie.

    UPDATES AND NEW FACTS:
    78) One of my sources, A.K., has just purchased the new Scarface CD. In it is a duet with Tupac and Master P. I haven’t heard it yet, but A.K. told me of a verse in the song which sounds like Tupac is on the phone. He says something like, “You put me in a casket, you dirty bastards…I’m smokin’ weed all day, but the police will never find me…” Is Tupac calling from his hideout? Once again, I still need to hear the exact verse.

    79) The following is from a webpage called, “Tupac Lives.” If the source is credible, this is really weird:

    I have met someone that attends my college which knows many people at Death Row. Not to long ago this person called his cousin’s house in LA and a rapper that is part of Death Row answered the phone. (sorry I can’t reveal his name, but he is big time). My friend and him got to talking and Tupac came up in the conversation. My friend finally asked him if Tupac was alive, and all he heard was a laugh followed by, “Guess we will have to wait and find out.” (this took place while I was in the room) My friend was supposed to fly to LA to attend the party that was supposed to occur last night celebrating the release of Snoop’s new album and Makaveli, but since Snoop’s new album got moved back to the 12th, the party was a no go. The rumor was that Tupac and Snoop were supposed to enter the party together.

    80) I have been getting quite a few e-mails that say there is a mysterious man that looks like Tupac running the underground poetry game near Howard University in Washington. The man goes by the name of the character Tupac played in, “Juice.”

    81) In the movie, “Gridlock’d,” when Tupac and Roth are in the diner and they glance up at the menu, all the L’s are upside down 7′s.

    82) In the movie, “Gang Related,” Tupac and Belushi wait in room 7, and Tupac’s badge number is 115; 1+1+5=7.

    83) The song, “Starin’ At The World Through My Rearview,” off the, “Gang Related,” soundtrack, is the song that makes it clear that Pac is alive.

    84) Is Kadafi really alive too? In, “Starin’ At The World Through My Rearview,” he says,”…as you riminis (sorry about spelling) wit your crew, smoke a blunt for me too, I’m starin’ through your rearview…” Which means that we should smoke a blunt for Kadafi like we do for our dead homies. How would he know he would be dead? He’s starin’ through our rearview because he’s on another level just like Tupac.

    85) In the interlude, “Black Starry Night,” on, “R U Still Down,” there are a few clues…The one that jumps out at me is that he says that he’s above the law runnin’ the underground railroad.

    86) The cross on Tupac’s back says, “Exodus 16:31.” I read this verse and it didn’t mean much to me, but if you read the verse before it, it says, “So the people rested on the seventh day.” As a matter of fact, the whole chapter deals with the, “7 Day Theory.” Read it, tell me whatcha think.

    87) I finally found a song in which Tupac says he’s alive…On, “Hold Ya Head,” on the Makaveli CD, before Tupac begins rapping, a voice says, “Can you see him?” Another voice replies, “I see him,” Then Tupac softly says, “I’m alive…” I was skeptical at first, too, but just listen to it.

  • John

    also in the song “The Realest Killaz” ft. 50 Cent on Ressurection
    fifty says

    “Till Makaveli “”??RETURNS??”" its all eyez on me

    TILL PAC RETURNS I CANT WAIT TILL HE COMES BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com jasonnyc

    tupac was a whore i was locked up in prison with him a while back.and well he came on to me he was a little slut.i fucked him hard in his tender asshole and teabaged him the faggot enjoyed every minute of it.i remember him with that cute litte smile as i fucked him in the ass he used to smile like a gorgus woman his cute little face was delicate like a womans he was my prison whore he used to call me daddy the little faggot.i’ll miss you though pac my little whore……my little slut where ever you are dead or alive our intimite moments in prison were some of the best times of my life………

  • http://xxlmag.com ddddddddd

    Tupac is king!!! Bitches wanna hate and say I Fucked him In The Ass.Fuck All You Bitch Made MOTHAFUCKAS!!!!!!!! WESTCOAST!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com ddddddddd

    Ohh Yeah I Almost Forgot SUCK MY BIG LATINO DICK IF YOU WANNA HATE ON PAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/lboogie613 lboogie613

    SKYZOO AND 9TH WONDER ALBUM ‘CLOUD 9′ IN STORES SEPT. 12TH

    GO TO MYSPACE.COM/LBOOGIE613 TO CHECK OUT THE VIDEO I DIRECTED FOR THE 1ST SINGLE ‘WAY TO GO’

  • XXL?

    good mag XXL.

  • http://hotmail.com Dad Nation

    it was nice to hear alot of people’s thoughts about Tupac’s death,I personally don’t care if he still alive or dead all the matter is he delivered some good music , some lessons for each one of us. no matter how long I spoke I will never give this man what he desserve , all I can say is (R.I.P)my nigga please pray for us from heaven.

  • http://a michaelcurtis06

    jasonnyc

    EAT A DICK BITCH SUK UR OWN DIC AND EAT UR SHYT. PAC WAZ A THUG HOPE U GO2 HELL HOE DATZ Y U AINT SHYT.

  • Durtysouththugsta

    Pac is dead, if u dont think so, look at the Autopsy pic inside the magazine. let my nigga rest in peace

  • Tray_J

    Good look on that Tupac cover, R.I.P the G.O.A.T, I’ll be rockin’ Pac’s
    t-shirts on september 13th and bumpin’ his music in my car all day, not to celebrate Pac’s death but to celebrate his life ‘cuz just like he once said “LIFE GOES ON”

  • sexxy azz hell

    I think it was very disturbing to see that xxl published pac’s autopsy picture in it’s magazine, and for all u hater’s Tupac is the G.O.A.T. There was no one like him and there will be never anyone like him,one more thing for everyone who thinks that his mother is spending too much of his money FUCK all ya’ll that’s her fucking son!

  • Sharece

    I was excited when i saw tupac on the cover, but once i read the inside i was really pissed off. Why disrespect him and put an autopsy picture in there. If you weren’t going to do this respectfully then ya’ll shouldn’t have done this at all. You shouldn’t just put him on the cover just so you can make money, this is suppose to be something for the fans and i feel you guys disrespected not only his fans but his legacy. R.I.P Pac.

  • CLP (I REP PhenixCity)

    ‘Pac was one of the only niggaz on a track, u could actually feel. He Had shit for all da niggaz goin through any type of struggle.R.I.P. 2 da god of rap!!

  • CLP (I REP PhenixCity)

    How da fuck ya’ll niggaz gone give Rick Ross a XL and Lloyd Banks a fuckin L? Dat shit is ridiculous. I heard Rick Ross and its only like 5 or 6 tight song on da mu’fucka. Dat shit shoulda been a L. Ya’ll need 2 step it up on who u get to do the critical beatdown.

  • PJeezy

    PAC WUZ AND IZ DA GOAT

  • John

    pac might b alive but i still think hes dead a little bit 2 read my article 4 a while farther up

    2PAC 4EVER

    r.i.p. if ur dead, god bless u if ur alive, ur rhymes r dope

    FROM 2 OF AMERIKAZ MOST WANTED FT. SNOOP DOGG / All Eyez on Me (Book 1)

    so follow as we riiide
    mothafuck the rest
    2 of the best from the westsiide

    AIN’T HARD 2 FIND FT. B-LEGIT, C-BO, RICHIE RICH & E-40 / All Eyez on Me (Book 2)

    im addicted to currency in this life i lead
    why the fuck you cowards be runnin, too scared to fight a g
    for the life of me i cannot see
    how motherfuckers picture livin life after a night of fuckin around with me
    and if you don’t like this rhyme
    then bring your big bad ass to california, cause we ain’t hard to find

    those r some ill and dome rhymes from all eyez on me
    there r plenty others
    just LISTEN 2 HIS RHYMES (closely and he taking about not dying, reurrecting and plotting, also in aint hard 2 find he says
    “i heard a rumour i died mudered in cold blood dramatized
    pictures of my in my final stage u no mama cried
    but that was fiction, sum coward got the story twisted, like i no longer exsisted mysteriously missin

    That Is Ill 2

    dowload or buy All Eyez on Me, its 2 discs best tracks

    2 of Amerikiaz Most Wanted ft. Snoop
    Ambitionz az a Ridah
    California Luv ft. Dr. Dre
    Aint’t Hard 2 Find ft. Various Artists
    Shorty Wanna Be a Thug
    I Ain’t Mad Atcha ft. Danny Boy
    Can’t C Me ft. George Clinton
    I’d Ratha Be Ya Nigga ft. Richie Rich
    All Eyez on Me

    and others
    2PAC and WESTSIDE 4 LIIIIIIFE
    fuck haters

  • John

    pac might b alive but i still think hes dead a little bit 2 read my article 4 a while farther up

    2PAC 4EVER

    r.i.p. if ur dead, god bless u if ur alive, ur rhymes r dope

    i luv 2pac

    FROM 2 OF AMERIKAZ MOST WANTED FT. SNOOP DOGG / All Eyez on Me (Book 1)

    so follow as we riiide
    mothafuck the rest
    2 of the best from the westsiide

    AIN’T HARD 2 FIND FT. B-LEGIT, C-BO, RICHIE RICH & E-40 / All Eyez on Me (Book 2)

    im addicted to currency in this life i lead
    why the fuck you cowards be runnin, too scared to fight a g
    for the life of me i cannot see
    how motherfuckers picture livin life after a night of fuckin around with me
    and if you don’t like this rhyme
    then bring your big bad ass to california, cause we ain’t hard to find

    those r some ill and dome rhymes from all eyez on me
    there r plenty others
    just LISTEN 2 HIS RHYMES (closely and he taking about not dying, reurrecting and plotting, also in aint hard 2 find he says
    “i heard a rumour i died mudered in cold blood dramatized
    pictures of my in my final stage u no mama cried
    but that was fiction, sum coward got the story twisted, like i no longer exsisted mysteriously missin

    That Is Ill 2

    dowload or buy All Eyez on Me, its 2 discs best tracks

    2 of Amerikiaz Most Wanted ft. Snoop
    Ambitionz az a Ridah
    California Luv ft. Dr. Dre
    Aint’t Hard 2 Find ft. Various Artists
    Shorty Wanna Be a Thug
    I Ain’t Mad Atcha ft. Danny Boy
    Can’t C Me ft. George Clinton
    I’d Ratha Be Ya Nigga ft. Richie Rich
    All Eyez on Me

    and others
    2PAC and WESTSIDE 4 LIIIIIIFE
    fuck haters

  • John

    pac might b alive but i still think hes dead a little bit 2 read my article 4 a while farther up

    FROM 2 OF AMERIKAZ MOST WANTED FT. SNOOP DOGG / All Eyez on Me (Book 1)

    so follow as we riiide
    mothafuck the rest
    2 of the best from the westsiide

    AIN’T HARD 2 FIND FT. B-LEGIT, C-BO, RICHIE RICH & E-40 / All Eyez on Me (Book 2)

    im addicted to currency in this life i lead
    why the fuck you cowards be runnin, too scared to fight a g
    for the life of me i cannot see
    how motherfuckers picture livin life after a night of fuckin around with me
    and if you don’t like this rhyme
    then bring your big bad ass to california, cause we ain’t hard to find

    those r some ill and dome rhymes from all eyez on me
    there r plenty others
    just LISTEN 2 HIS RHYMES (closely and he taking about not dying, reurrecting and plotting, also in aint hard 2 find he says
    “i heard a rumour i died mudered in cold blood dramatized
    pictures of my in my final stage u no mama cried
    but that was fiction, sum coward got the story twisted, like i no longer exsisted mysteriously missin

    That Is Ill 2

    dowload or buy All Eyez on Me, its 2 discs best tracks

    2 of Amerikiaz Most Wanted ft. Snoop
    Ambitionz az a Ridah
    California Luv ft. Dr. Dre
    Aint’t Hard 2 Find ft. Various Artists
    Shorty Wanna Be a Thug
    I Ain’t Mad Atcha ft. Danny Boy
    Can’t C Me ft. George Clinton
    I’d Ratha Be Ya Nigga ft. Richie Rich
    All Eyez on Me

    and others
    2PAC and WESTSIDE 4 LIIIIIIFE
    fuck haters

  • John

    sorry i sorta put the same thing twice

  • John

    holy faaack 3 times

  • games wifey

    2-pac may he rest in peace and i dont know how all you people can come on here and talk your shit yall just ned to quite it already and the WEST IS BACK!!! even though pac is gone its alright the game will bring shit back ((ONE BLOOD))

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Emprince

    Tupac Amaru Shakur was his name and rap was his game and fame if Tupac is alive then where is he?But if Tupac is really dead as everyone thinks then may his soul rest in perfect peace.

  • http://Philly,Pa Shamir

    I MISS U TUPAC.AND IF UR ALIVE,ILL STILL MISS U.SHIT

  • mzcourtneylove

    jasonnyc fuck u . pac was not a bitch!100% man.(evan with 1 ball sack)don’t hate if you were some man bitch in jail. puck motherfuck !

  • Jasmine

    ii heard a rumor about HOopZ from “fLavor of Love”…i heard it on a local radio station..and they said that in this issue of XXL magazine..hOopz was gonna confess that she was HIV positive and that she got it from a rapper (and its not T.i.) Thats just what i heard..i hope that it aint true…does any body know if its true or false?

  • JAMP

    FUCKIN GENIOUS NIGGAAA !!

    R.I.P.

    HE`LL NEVER, NEEEVERRR BE FORGOTTEN …

  • http://www.trojanhorse2244hotmail.com TIGER T

    RIP PAC BECAUSE THAT NIGGA JOHN SAID IT ALL WHEATHER YOUR DEAD OR ALIVE
    NIGGAZ MISS THE PICTURE ME ROLLIN
    DAYZ AND THUGGED OUT NIGHTS GRAB YA GLOCKS WHEN SEE TUPAC

  • http://xxl.com paul

    FUCK new york fuck queens fuck harlem fuck brooklyn fuck bronx fuck staten island ITS ALL ABOUT CALIFORNIA , SOUTH CENTRAL , COMPTON , WATTS , LOS ANGELES , BOYLE HEIGHTS , OAKLAND , HOLLEN BECK , MAYWOOD , SOUTH GATE , EAST LOS ANGELES , INGLEWOOD , LYNWOOD , LONG BEACH , CRENSHAW , CUDAHAY , SAN GRABIEL , POMONA , FILMO, THE BAY AREA , EL MONTE , SANTA ANA , SOUTH LOSANGELES , HUNTINGTON PARK , AND ALL THE GETTO place in crazy ass CALIFORNIA
    FUCK new york

  • westsiders

    fuck new york its all about
    the westside
    cali
    R.I.P
    2PAC
    WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DIE

  • westsiders

    IM WITH U PAUL
    FUCK THE EASTSIDE

  • K.ola

    XXL

    you guys sure did fuck up this time
    rotten apple is a classic and i suggest you listen to it three times
    over then re rate it…

    i mean dont make it obvious that you guys are mad at Banks for hoping on that other magazine cover…

    yellow Nigga do the review yourself this is an unjust rating…

  • K.ola

    shots out to XXL for the 2 pac cover
    he is truly the best rap icon that ever lived…

  • fuckpac

    Fuck tupac mayne nigga was a fucking ballet dancer and once he acted like a thug in juice he thought he really was one. I got niggas doin 25 to life for some real shit this petty nigga got popped cause he talked shit on tracks that he never did, real niggas get killed for puttin in work. Wish that nigga was still alive so i could put a .45 head to end his wack poetry religous bullshit.

    Dead a nigga dead so stop talkin about him he was wack and fake just like most mainstream niggas out now.

    Bullet lead in the head to niggas i got anna wit.

  • youngutta

    That some real shit right there 2pac face on the magazing good look

    R.I.P my nigga 2pac you nevre be miss

  • TONY THORNTON

    I WANT TO BUY ISSUE 85 ABOUT 2PAC, BUT AM HAVING PROBLEMS DOING SO, I LIVE IN THE UK AND AM A GREAT FAN OF HIS, PLEASE HELP I KNOW I WILL HAVE TO PAY SHIPPING AND THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM, CAN YOU DO THIS FOR ME IF SO LET ME KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO THANKYOU

  • makaveli not gone

    how was big a playa, that fat fuck couldnt tie his own shoe laces,he just sit in a chair while the dick was inserted in his mouth,sure he could rap,and sure he could freestyle,but what he really did well was suck dick,payback was a bitch and he relised that the moment them bullets flew into his chest,the moment he saw who shot ya!!! just love that song komradz by makaveli,even in “death” pac still disses that fat fuck biggy lol,and some silly cunt sayin pas wasnt no gansta,pac did ballet as a child,lol,pac never said he was a gangsta,the media labled there music as that,pac was educated man,but also had a message to spread,to help people not just himself,thats why you can still listen to 2pacs songs and they sound fresh as the day they was written,even the hardest killer in the world still crys in the end,so fuck all you fat fucks that dont understand the true message of 2pac

  • http://www.paradistc.org/winnie-the-pooh winnie the pooh

    WOW!! I like it!

  • James

    Gear up for grub with a tripleheader of pigskin, including a meeting of brothers in Dallas. Everybody knows it’s been a rough year for her, but find out who else had issues