The album was completely finished in a total of seven days during the first week of August 1996. The lyrics were written and recorded in only three days and mixing took an additional four days. Death row, in English-speaking countries that have capital punishment, is the place, often a section of a prison, that houses prisoners awaiting execution. Opponents of capital punishment claim that a prisoner’s isolation and uncertainty over his or her fate constitute a form of mental cruelty and that especially long-time death row inmates are liable to become mentally ill, if they are not already. Thus, the album’s sleeve contains the text, «Exit 2Pac, Enter Makaveli». The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory was recorded and mixed in 7 days in August 1996. Read more… Released under his new stage name Makaveli, it was his first studio album to be posthumously released.