2Pac would have been 43 today, and much like we did for Biggie’s birthday back in May, we’re celebrating Mr. Shakur’s day of birth by putting our heads together to choose the 10 2Pac collaborations that we couldn’t live without. They may not be his “best” songs, but each one affected someone on our team in a different way.

And that really is 2Pac’s legacy. For young men of a certain age, he will always be one of the best – a rapper who transcended the medium in a meaningful way. That being said, we limited our list to collaborations that 2Pac put together during his lifetime, rather than those cobbled together by others.

Click through the gallery above to see our pick then press play on the Spotify mix below. Happy birthday, ‘Pac.

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