Until The End Of Time

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  • Summary: A double album of previously unreleased tracks from the late rapper Tupac Shakur, bringing his total of posthumous releases to four (with a fifth planned for Fall 2001). The songs were recorded during the sessions for 1996's 'Makaveli.'
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Too often here, post-mortem producers dilute his power with garish backup singers and pop hooks. [4/20/2001, p.72]
  2. So, even the fact that these 29 tracks, including 3 remixes, have sometimes been re-produced, re-jigged and finely honed production-wise doesn't diminish the original effort involved.
  3. Still, no matter how many of these admittedly incredible rhymes end up surfacing over time thanks to his mother's part-earnest, part-exploitative efforts, the bottom line is that 2Pac never finished these songs -- there are a few fully developed songs here worth marveling over, just not nearly enough to justify the album's double-disc length
  4. The problem isn't so much that this album sounds dated (not surprising, as it was recorded back when Lil Bow Wow was in pre-K), but rather that the songs are so poorly mixed and produced...
  5. Multitracked to death, Until the End of Time lacks the intensity that made the original Makaveli's Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory so brash and exciting.
  6. 40
    What saves what sounds from beginning to end like an extremely quick buck -- via material on a music equivalency level of farts and burps -- is Shakur's provocative presence, so urgent in both decadence ("Good Life") and desperation ("This Ain't Livin'") that he still seems here, at least in the spirit of his lyrics.
  7. Heavy on outside contributions and certainly missing 2Pac's editorial control and final production decisions, Until the End of Time bops and weaves from peak to valley in schizophrenic fashion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. SergioZ.
    Jun 8, 2001
    10
    This is tha bomb !!!!!!!!!
  2. RobertB.
    May 31, 2001
    10
    That's the best album of the year.
  3. Apr 24, 2015
    10
    Letter 2 My Unborn, My Closest Roaddogz, When Thugz Cry, Until The End of Time, Lastonesleft are among some of my favorite songs ever. I thinkLetter 2 My Unborn, My Closest Roaddogz, When Thugz Cry, Until The End of Time, Lastonesleft are among some of my favorite songs ever. I think this album definitely has some filler as it is a double-disk album but I honestly enjoy every song on the album, I actually liked the added beats in **** Nature and U Don't Have To Worry, I think it complimented his vocals well. Expand
  4. MikeD.
    Aug 19, 2001
    10
    He's the greatest of all time. For jus being thrown together by his peer, I would say it's great. Can't compare to the REAL He's the greatest of all time. For jus being thrown together by his peer, I would say it's great. Can't compare to the REAL Pac stuff, but it holds us down til Sept 13 2003 Expand
  5. lukeh
    Oct 6, 2005
    10
    brilliant
  6. Apr 24, 2015
    10
    Amazing album. Best-selling rap album in 2001 and for good reason, Pac's vocals are always amazing so to be rejuvenated under new productionAmazing album. Best-selling rap album in 2001 and for good reason, Pac's vocals are always amazing so to be rejuvenated under new production is always a good thing. I think many people don't like the album because they want the old Pac but Pac unfortunately is dead so this is the best we have and definitely isn't a disgrace to his legacy, it's keeping him relevant, keeping his name on the streets.

    Fav tracks: When Thugz Cry, Until The End Of Time, Letter 2 My Unborn
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  7. keimor
    Aug 2, 2004
    0
    Tis album suckxxx azz!1 lol omgz!1

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