Photo: Chris Connor / WENN

Photo: Chris Connor / WENN

The Death Row Contract — One of the greatest “what if’s” in rap history stands “what if Tupac had just served out his four year prison sentence instead of signing to Death Row?” Perhaps he’s still alive today. Maybe that means Biggie is still alive, too. Unanswerable questions, indeed, but what is etched in stone is that while Pac saw Ruthian success under Suge’s wing, he also traveled down a path of lawlessness and vitriol that would eventually end his life. It has long been an urban legend that, so anxious to get out of prison, Shakur signed his Death Row contract on a piece of toilet paper. Allegedly, the terms of the agreement called for him to release three albums. All Eyez On Me was a double disc (constituting as two) while The Seven Day Theory would be his third. Taking into account the marathon recording sessions he found himself in 1996, pieces to the puzzle start to make sense.

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