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50 of the best posthumous albums

Stacker Logo By Nicole Johnson of Stacker | Slide 2 of 51: Tupac Shakur recorded the tracks for his fifth studio album in August 1996. By the time of its release on Nov. 5 of the same year, under his alias Makaveli, Shakur had been killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The album was one of the rapper’s darkest, and though Tupac’s career was short, he is still considered by many, including other rappers, to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

'The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory' by Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur recorded the tracks for his fifth studio album in August 1996. By the time of its release on Nov. 5 of the same year, under his alias Makaveli, Shakur had been killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The album was one of the rapper’s darkest, and though Tupac’s career was short, he is still considered by many, including other rappers, to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

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