Unheard Tupac music could be released in the near future as E-Love confirms DJ Battlecat unreleased produced songs exist.
Appearing on I Only Touch Greatness podcast, E-Love reflected on how he was first introduced to Tupac Shakur. Constantly and persistently contacted by producer Dean Evans aka “Big D The Impossible,” E-Love finally took a listen to the upcoming New York rapper.
“He kept beeping me crazy. These are beeper days, so I finally respond. ‘Yo, I got this artist. You gotta hear this one yo! This is the one.’ He kept raving about the kid for like 15 minutes,” E-Love recalled. “The minute I heard him, I was like no doubt. This is special.”
Big D was instrumental in Tupac’s early music career, producing “If My Homie Calls” and “Brenda’s Got A Baby” (co-produced with Underground Railroad) which was the lead first single off the rap icon’s 1991 debut album “2Pacalypse Now.”
The talented producer also contributed to “Changes,” “Ghetto Gospel,” “Papa’z Song” and “Point The Finga” with the latter two both off Tupac’s sophomore studio album, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
E-Love along with Big D’s cousin DJ Battlecat worked on various Tupac songs during his early days and up until his “All Eyez On Me” project. For the most part, it was Battlecat who blessed Tupac with his unique sound upon Tupac’s request.
“I did a couple of remixed for him. I Get Around remix and Temptations remix. It was amazing with the Temptations remix. That’s when he first caught that case where he had to sit down for the alleged rape case. He reached out to Interscope and sent them a letter that he wrote to me to hire me to do the song,” Battlecat recalled on Holdin Court podcast
According to E-Love, unreleased Tupac songs produced by Battlecat is still in the vault. “Bob did more songs with him than I did,” explained E-Love. “I did two to three songs. Actually two songs are coming out next year. Bob did a string of songs that still have not yet come out.”
Sources close to Tupac Uncensored have also confirmed a new Tupac album is expected.