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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: 33 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. mm
    Jun 5, 2001
    10
    great
  2. FuckAllYouCritics
    Aug 21, 2006
    10
    Tupac is back with another sick album that everyone should expect from the genius himself. the fact that any critic would hate on this album Tupac is back with another sick album that everyone should expect from the genius himself. the fact that any critic would hate on this album makes me sick. fuck all of you Expand
  3. MichelleG.
    Aug 12, 2001
    10
    The album is the best.But people you know that 2pac aint dead.And he will come back at the year 2003.If that the song got recorded before he The album is the best.But people you know that 2pac aint dead.And he will come back at the year 2003.If that the song got recorded before he died? ,sow why thaz 2pac rap about those fuching niggaz ho kild him.???? Expand
  4. kalikilla
    Apr 17, 2005
    10
    great cd. who ever puts any thing lessthan a 10 is probably a geek so they hate it cuz they dont know wasuup..lol
  5. JabarA
    Dec 22, 2005
    10
    This CD was the BOMB! Tupac is a real soldier and there is nobody else like him. Rest in peace my man.
  6. Dec 20, 2014
    8
    A solid album. With good remixes of previous unfinished material like Breathin' , This ain't livin and LastOnesLeft. What they did withA solid album. With good remixes of previous unfinished material like Breathin' , This ain't livin and LastOnesLeft. What they did with Breathin' is so good compared to the original. Next to all the remixes there are still original pieces like **** with the Wrong **** and Runnin'on E. Some rare and never heard before verses like My Closest Roaddogz second and third verse. And unfortunately some terrible remixes like U Don't Have 2 Worry, Why U Turn On Me and All Out. These last three songs were not pac's style, the original unreleased versions are much better.

    While in most of these songs you can really feel makaveli shine, this is due to the fact the masterpieces on this album was created by Johnny J. The final score is lowered by some poorly finished songs that do not match makaveli's voice. But I am glad most of this enormous album is good. It is one of the biggest albums from the early 2000's.

    The following album, produced by EMINEM. Is probably the worst 2pac album created. Eminem might be glad he didn't live to see that stuff being released. Loyal to the game and Pac's life KILLED makaveli. He deserved a spectacular ending, not a robbed grave.

    Until the End of Time: 7.8/10
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  7. keimor
    Aug 2, 2004
    0
    Tis album suckxxx azz!1 lol omgz!1

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