SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of 2Pac continues to grow with the December 14th release of "Loyal To The Game" (Amaru/Interscope Records). The Eminem-produced album features 13 new recordings based on dozens of hours of tape 2Pac left behind after his shooting death in September 1996.
Guest performers include Eminem ("Black Cotton," "Soldier Like Me"), 50 Cent (with Lloyd Banks and Young Buck on "Loyal To The Game"), Jadakiss ("Po Nigga Blues"), Nate Dogg ("Thugs Get Lonely Too," "Out On Bail"), Obie Trice ("Hennessey"), and the Outlawz ("The Upper Cut"). The remaining track titles are "Ghetto Gospel" (which includes an unlikely sample from Elton John), "Who Do You Love," "Thug For Life," "Stay A Crooked Nigga Too" and "Don't You Trust Me."
"Loyal To The Game" also boasts four bonus tracks -- remixes of "Po Nigga Blues" (produced by Scott Storch and featuring Ron Isley), "Hennessey" (produced by Red Spyda and featuring Edi and Sleepy Brown), "Stay A Crooked Nigga Too" (produced by Raphael Saadiq) and "Loyal To The Game" (produced by DJ Quik and featuring Big Syke).
Eminem first entered the 2Pac vault for 2003's "Tupac: Resurrection/The Soundtrack: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture." He performed on and produced a handful of tracks for that album, including "Runnin' (Dying to Live)." "Tupac: Resurrection" was certified platinum and reached #2 on the Billboard pop chart and #3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. "Runnin' (Dying to Live)" went to #5 Rap and Top 20 pop and R&B/Hip-Hop. Eminem was also heard, with the Outlawz, on the Top 30 Rap "One Day At A Time." With "Loyal To The Game", 50 Cent makes a return 2Pac appearance as well after rapping on "Resurrection's" "The Realist Killaz."
"Loyal To The Game" was co-executive produced by Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur who feels, "2Pac channeled through Eminem and Eminem unselfishly allowed him to do so in producing this album. Together, they have created a masterpiece." Afeni Shakur has helmed previous 2Pac posthumous releases.