His mother battles Suge Knight over his inclusion on the release's credfits...

TUPAC SHAKUR‘s fourth posthumous album ‘Still I Rise’ is set for release on December 13 through Interscope records. Featuring duets with such diverse names as Faith Evans, Alanis Morrissette, Jewel and Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Doggy Dogg as he was at the time), the release has been delayed because jailed Death Row Records boss Suge Knight is credited on the album and Tupac‘s mother Afeni has refused to allow this.

At lectures in American colleges and universities, Afeni Shakur has called the bail that Death Row posted for Tupac while he was jailed for sexual battery “blood money” and about the fear that Death Row boss Knight instilled in people around him.

The album has 15 new tracks – some already recorded but different versions – credited to credited to Tupac & the Outlawz.

The tracklisting is:

‘Still I Rise’ ‘Why Tha Good Die Young’ ‘Soon Az I Get Home’ (featuring Yaki Kadafi) ‘Tattoo Tears’ ‘Thug In Me’ (featuring Faith Evans) ‘They Dont Give A Fuck About Us’ ‘Passionate Ecstasy’ ‘If U Play Your Cardz Right (featuring Jodeci) ‘Friendz’ ‘Tear Dropz & Closed Caskets’ ‘Just Watchin’ (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg) ‘Fortune & Fame’ ‘Afterlyfe (featuring Alanis Morisette & Hussein) ‘Articulate’ (featuring Jewell & Danny Boy) ‘So So Krazy’ (featuring Da Brat) ‘Reminise’ (Various people talin bout Pac over various beats/music,including Alanis Morisette, Fatal Hussein, Big Syke, Buckshot, E-40, Young Ritzy aka Gonzoe, Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight, Jada Pinkett and more.) ‘Soldiers At War’ featuring Scarface, Tray D, and Redman

The new release will do little to quell speculation that Tupac is actually still alive, ranging from theories that he faked his own death to enter the witness protection programme to give evidence against Death Row boss Suge Knight to suggestions that he did it to boost flagging sales.

Check these sites for theories ranging from the plausible to the ludicrous.

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