Hate him or love him, it cannot be denied that 2Pac was a prolific recording artist. His available catalog of work grows with each passing year and even though it has become difficult to ascertain which songs are legitimate 2Pac recordings and which are the contrivances of DJs and assorted grave robbers, sometimes the detective work and the debate are half the fun.
But what’s Wu got to do with all this? Well, recently, Philaflava‘s denizens discussed a Rebel INS verse that was not included on the album version of 2Pac’s “I Got My Mind Made Up.” Although most are in agreement that an Inspectah Deck verse was recorded for the song, there are now two mp3s floating around the intarwebz that are claimed to contain the missing verse:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/14280907a6649c93/ – Version where INS sounds somewhat offbeat, feels like a cut and paste job.
http://www.zshare.net/audio/14360852d2597a94/ – more natural sounding INS verse.
To make matters more complicated, another commenter claims that the actual O.G. version of the song is a Dogg Pound track that features both Deck and Lady of Rage that was handed over to 2Pac sans the aforementioned guest verses, with Deck’s adlibs curiously retained. I’m not sure what to make of all this but whatever the case may be, peep the tracks and let us know what you think. — Thun