Two Death Row era 2Pac cuts, previously unreleased in their original form, found their way to the internet last night. “Watch Ya Mouth” and “NY ’87,” featuring Tha Dogg Pound, one time Ice Cube signee Threat and a short intro from DJ Quik. Both were recorded during the heart of rap’s coastal war and find the former MC New York delighting in his carpet bomb assault on the East Coast. Biggie, “Cream” Puff, Jeru, Mobb Deep, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Wendy Williams and then Death Row defector Dr. Dre meet with their crosshairs. Meth, Red and KRS, however, are formally spared. Nas is dissed on one song and given a pass on the other.
Download: 2Pac, “Watch Ya Mouth”
Download: 2Pac, “NY ’87″
And, to balance out the vitriol, here’s Pac’s NYC tribute “Old School”: