Without double-album hype or a star-studded lineup, 2Pac's final official album left a heavy mark on the rap game. It's the record that even the rappers who got dissed can't stop listening to. Here's an inside look at hip-hop's most controversial classic. Click the image below to read the original article Straight Spittin' from XXL‘s October 2003 issue.


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