Sept 1996 was when Hip Hop legend 2Pac was shot dead in Vegas, almost 22 years on and we are still seeing belongings and items linked to the notorious rapper going up for auction, and next week is no different as the original liner notes from the late rapper’s 1996 album (Makaveli) The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory are up for sale.
The 7 day theory was 2Pac at his lyrical best, he took aim at various rappers and people in power, but, only now has it come to light how much fire 2Pac had inside him whilst penning this, as the original album liner notes were as dangerous as the rhymes on the album!
In the note which is said to be written by 2Pac, he blames Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant and Walter “King Tut” Johnson for the Quad Recording Studios shooting in 94 that saw him shot five times. He also highlights Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G. and a few others as being responsible for “quietly conspiring my downfall.”
Going on to call Wendy Williams “a fat bitch”, Mobb Deep “no record selling asses”, Dr. Dre a “closet homo”, and De La Soul “fat, washed up bums,” he also fires off shots at Nas, Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans and JAY-Z.
The actual liner notes on the official album are much shorter that the newly discovered version, reading: “WAR TIME! Worldwide, Nationwide, Citywide, Real Ni**az Do Real Things.”
Ronald “Riskie” Brent, who was Death Row Records graphic artist has also said that in addition to the liner notes of the album changing, the actual cover was very different to as you can see below.
“I worked on the back cover for it that was never used. 2Pac came up with the concept for that, too. I painted Biggie as a Pig and puffy in a tutu. Hen Dog did the drawing of Dr. Dre getting hit from the back by a drag queen. After ‘Pac died, they decided not to include that.”