Today we remember the anniversary of 2Pac’s death. During his short life the rapper was a prolific writer and even after his death fans have benefited from an almost unbelievable stream of “new” releases. Touching intently on systematic injustice in America and around the world, Pac became adored not just for his lack of filter, but also his outright brashness.

To celebrate his birthday, check out this gallery of Pac’s 44 greatest songs and verses for a reminder of the man the world lost too soon in 1996.

Verses To Live By: 2Pac’s 44 Greatest Verses  was originally published on

1. 2Pac – “Changes”

2. 2Pac – “Dear Mama”

3. 2Pac – “California Love” [Original Version]

4. 2Pac – “Life Goes On”

5. 2pac – “Unconditional Love”

6. 2Pac – “Resist The Temptation”

7. 2Pac – “Ambitionz Az A Ridah”

8. 2Pac – “Hail Mary”

9. 2Pac feat. Nas & J. Phoenix – “Thugz Mansion”

10. 2Pac – “Hit ‘Em Up”

11. 2Pac – “If I Die 2Nite”

12. 2Pac – “Keep Ya Head Up”

13. 2Pac – “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto”

14. 2Pac – “When Thugz Cry”

15. MC Breed feat. 2Pac – “Gotta Get Mine”

16. 2Pac feat. Lady of Rage – “Me and My Girlfriend”

17. 2Pac – “Against All Odds”

18. 2Pac – “Old School”

19. 2Pac – “Holler If You Hear Me”

20. 2Pac – “My Block”

21. 2pac feat. B-Legit, C-Bo & D-Shot – “Ain’t Hard 2 Find”

22. 2Pac- “16 On Deathrow”

23. 2Pac – “Krazy”

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