Why weren't these versions of songs by 2 Pac released earlier? Better Days is truly some of Pac's best work. Now I don't know if it's because some of the beats have been revamped or just because people are hungry to work on Pac's music now that he's dead. Either way the double disc showcases some of Pac's better days.
He speaks directly to the World. Better Days Featuring Mr. Biggs Ron Isley, is a testament to just that. It was recorded right after Pac's stint in prison. It is soulful and touching. This is Tupac at his best. When We Ride On Our Enemies was meant to scar artists like the Fugees, Mobb Deep and Da Brat. The anger was prevalent in the notes of the song. It shows Pac's meaner side. Now I know some of these joints leaked out on the underground circuit, but they still bang. Fuck Em All has that Cali bounce feel to it and showcases the Outlaws who seem to only sound hot when they're with Pac. Never Be Peace is laid over a haunting track reminiscent of some horror flick type samples. The title is self-explanatory; there will be no peace, until we, as a people, get a piece.