Personnel includes: 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dru Down, Top Dogg, Syke, CPO, The Outlawz (rap vocals); Val Young, Nate Dogg, The Black Angel, Danny Boy, K-Ci & JoJo, Dave, Roniece, Roger Troutman (vocals); Eric "Kenya" Baker (guitar); The Piano Man (keyboards); Puff Johnson, Thug Life, Digital Underground, Stretch, Stacey Smallie, Shock-G (background vocals).
Producers include: D.J. Daryl, Dat Nigga Daz, Easy Mo B, Hurt-M-Bad, Dr. Dre.
Samples include "Computer Love" (as performed by Zapp), "A Dream" (E. Jordan), "Winter Sadness" (as performed by Kool & The Gang), and "Friends" (as performed by Whodini).
"Changes" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
Though posthumous albums are often only a record company's vision of how to make more money, 2PAC's GREATEST HITS is just what it promises; a collection of all his hottest tracks, chart toppers, and street jams. Tracks from his time spent on both Interscope Records and Death Row Records are included, as are three previously unreleased tracks, "Unconditional Love," "God Bless the Dead" and "Troublesome '96."
Among the numerous hits from 2PAC on this generous two-CD set are "Brenda's Got a Baby"; "Keep Your Head Up"; "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted," featuring Snoop Dogg; and "How Do You Want It," featuring K-Ci & JoJo. Among the other standouts are "I Get Around," featuring Digital Underground; "California Love," featuring Dr. Dre; and "Dear Mama." 2PAC's GREATEST HITS leaves you with the sad feeling that one of the world's greatest performers left the planet way too early.
Entertainment Weekly (12/11/98, p.80) - "...this career-spanning collection is truly vital for painting a complete picture of rap's symbol of martyrdom....[GREATEST HITS] depicts a fascinationg portrait of an artist unafraid to be--or unable not to be--complicated." - Rating: A-
Vibe (12/99, p.164) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century