Tupac Shakur (2pac) created Makaveli as a replacement for what he believed was himself to be reincarnated. Makaveli was to live on after Tupac's death, as he knew he would soon die. His newer version would give Tupac vengeance over all enemies and foes to manifest his redemption. Makaveli was introduced on the All Eyez on Me album and persist on all albums after. Just as Tupac was cultivated in the penitentiary system so was Makaveli. From the reading of Machiavelli's book, The Prince, this would create a platform for his deceptive war tactics. A platform to destroy enemy rappers and an exit to Death Row Records would give Tupac the ultimate reward; invincibility!