New 2Pac Album Coming

New 2Pac Album Coming

Here's the perfect Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gift for that gangsta-rap obsessed friend of yours who keeps insisting 2Pac is alive — another Tupac Shakur record.

New Wideawake/Death Row Records president John Payne — the Canadian company who bought Death Row in 2008 — recently told Vibe magazine that the tracks on the as-yet-untitled release were recorded during 2Pac's All Eyez On Me era. It's not known when it'll be out in stores.

"This is unreleased 2Pac... no remastering or remixing," he said. "I believe that these songs could have been 2Pac's next record if he were still alive."

2Pac's put out more material after his death than he did while living. He released five studio albums from 1991 until his September 1996 murder, and since then five other studio albums, greatest hits compilations, live records and rarities collections have been released.

Here's a rundown of 'Pac's career before and after his death.

Albums released before 2Pac's 1996 murder:

2Pacalypse Now (1991)
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (1993)
Thug Life: Volume 1 (collaborative album with Thug Life, 1994)
Me Against The World (1995)
All Eyez On Me (1996)
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)

Posthumous albums (studio, live, etc.):

R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (1997)
Greatest Hits (1998)
Still I Rise (collaborative album with Outlawz, 1999)
The Rose That Grew From Concrete (compilation, 2000)
Until The End Of Time (2001)
Better Dayz (2002)
The Prophet: The Best Of The Works (compilation, 2003)
Nu-Mixx Klazzics (compilation, 2003)
2Pac Live (live, 2004)
Loyal To The Game (2004)
The Rose, Vol. 2 (compilation, 2005)
Live At The House Of Blues (live, 2005)
Pac's Life (2006)
Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988-1991 (rarities compilation, 2007)
Nu-Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (compilation, 2007)
Best Of 2Pac Part 1: Thug (compilation, 2007)
Best Of 2Pac Part 2: Life (compilation, 2007)