Monday, March 30, 2009

Random iPod Track of the Week - 2Pac "So Many Tears" (DOPE!)

Here's a nice 2Pac throwback to start the week off right. This came up on my iPod the other day and it instantly took me back to high school when this album first came out. This is probably one of my Top 5 favorite 2Pac songs of all time. It's almost impossible to pick a favorite but this is right up there.

"So Many Tears" is dope on so many levels. This is probably one of the best and most intricate rhyme patterns of 2Pac's career and the lyrics are some of his deepest and most introspective. The beat is a complete monster and samples another an all time classic, Stevie Wonder's "That Girl".  Mad props to producer D-Flizno for making this track.  The darkness of the beat goes perfectly with Pac's lyrics.  Unreal.

Here is Stevie's "That Girl" so you can compare the tracks and try and find that harmonica sample they use in "So Many Tears".  It's right around the 2:40 mark:

I was also able to find this live performance of "That Girl". Check out Stevie with the Afro and headband! Dude was Pimpin' back in the day!

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