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Still I Rise (2Pac Album)
Still I Rise is an album by 2Pac
2Pac
and the Outlawz
Outlawz
which is released as the third posthumous studio album of 2Pac, and the first album by Outlawz
Outlawz
as a group (not to be confused with their debut Ride wit Us or Collide wit Us). The album excludes some of the original line up of Outlawz
Outlawz
and Hussein Fatal, who had left the group as he had refused to sign to Death Row.[6] The album contains all previously unreleased, albeit remixed material. It was released on December 21, 1999, by Interscope Records. The album features production from 2Pac's close producers Tony Pizarro, Johnny "J" and QDIII, and appearances from Big Syke
Big Syke
and Nate Dogg. "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya' Head Up II)" which features female group H.E.A.T. was the only single from the album
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Album
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, then from 1948 as vinyl LP records played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st-century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc (CD) and MP3
MP3
formats. However, vinyl sales have been on the rise in recent years.[1] The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s. An album may be recorded in a recording studio (fixed or mobile), in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. The time frame for completely recording an album varies between a few hours and several years. This process usually requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, and then brought or "mixed" together
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Johnny J
Johnny Lee Jackson (August 28, 1969 – October 3, 2008),[1] professionally known as Johnny "J", was a Mexican American multi-platinum songwriter, music producer and rapper best known for his early career with Death Row Records and for his work with 2Pac for Me Against the World, All Eyez on Me as well as his posthumous albums.[2] He was born in Juárez, Mexico, in 1969 and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Johnny "J" was co-owner and CEO of Klock Work Entertainment.Contents1 Early life 2 Musical career2.1 Early productions (1989–1992) 2.2 Tupac Shakur, Death Row Records and solo album (1993–1996) 2.3 Miscellaneous ventures (1997–2005) 2.4 Final years (2006–2008)3 DUI arrest and death 4 Discography4.1 Solo album5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Johnny "J" was raised on 103rd and Budlong in South Central, Los Angeles, by his adoptive parents
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Hussein Fatal
Bruce Edward Washington, Jr. (April 3, 1973 – July 10, 2015),[2] better known by his stage name, Hussein Fatal, was an American rapper and member of the hip hop group Outlawz. He was best known for his collaborative work with Tupac Shakur, as a member of Outlaw Immortalz.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Studio debut2.1 Murder of Tupac Shakur 2.2 Tenure with Murder Inc. Records (2000s) 2.3 Reuniting with Outlawz
Outlawz
(2010s)3 Death 4 Discography 5 Filmography 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Fatal was born Bruce Edward Washington, Jr. in Montclair, Birmingham Jersey on April 3, 1973.[2] He began rapping and dealing in drugs at a very young age also attended the same school as fellow Outlawz
Outlawz
member, Yafeu Fula, better known by his stage name, Yaki Kadafi
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Interscope Records
Interscope Records is an American major record label. An imprint of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, its parent company is Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi
Vivendi
SA. Interscope was founded in 1990 by Jimmy Iovine
Jimmy Iovine
and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff, and allowing artists and producers complete creative control.[1] It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded and achieved profitability in 1993.[2] Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.[3] In 1992, Interscope acquired the exclusive rights to market and distribute the hardcore rap label Death Row Records, whose artists included hip hop stars Tupac Shakur, Dr
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Big Syke
Tyruss Gerald Himes (November 22, 1968 – December 5, 2016), better known by his stage names Big Syke
Big Syke
and Mussolini, was an American rapper. His stage name is a revision of his childhood nickname, "Little Psycho".[2] On December 5, 2016, Syke was found dead at his home in Hawthorne; reports indicate natural causes.[3]Contents1 Early career 2 Discography 3 References 4 External linksEarly career[edit] In 1990, Big Syke
Big Syke
started a rap group called Evil Mind Gangstas with rappers Domino and Mental Illness.[2] He met 2Pac
2Pac
in 1992,[2] and joined 2Pac's group Thug Life, after Evil Mind Gangstas only album, All Hell Breakin' Loose, was released
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Nate Dogg
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor better known by his stage name Nate Dogg. Hale initially began his career as a member of the California
California
rap trio 213, alongside his longtime friend Warren G and his cousin Snoop Dogg. He eventually pursued a solo career, and released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music & Me in 2001, and Nate Dogg
Nate Dogg
as a bootlegged album in 2003 and on CD in 2014. He was also well known for his work with other artists, frequently collaborating with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Xzibit, and Shade Sheist on many hit releases
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Training Day
Training Day
Training Day
is a 2001 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by David Ayer. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
and Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
star as two LAPD narcotics officers over a 24-hour period in the gang-ridden neighborhoods of the LAPD Rampart Division
LAPD Rampart Division
and South Central Los Angeles. The film was released on October 5, 2001 and grossed $104 million worldwide. The film received positive reviews, with Washington's performance being particularly praised and earned him an Oscar for Best Actor at the 74th Academy Awards
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British Phonographic Industry
The BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry
British Phonographic Industry
or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association.Contents1 Structure 2 History2.1 Awards3 The BRIT Trust 4 The BRIT School 5 BPI Certified Awards programme 6 BPI council 7 Anti-piracy operations 8 See also8.1 Similar organisations9 Notes 10 References 11 External linksStructure[edit] Its membership comprises hundreds of music companies including all three "major" record companies in the UK (Warner Music UK, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group)
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QD III
Quincy Delight Jones III (born 23 December 1968) (also known as QDIII, QD3 and Snoopy) is a Swedish-American music producer, film producer, and author. He was a jury member of Swedish Idol 2016.Contents1 Family 2 Business ventures 3 Discography3.1 Solo albums4 Bibliography 5 Films and documentaries 6 References 7 External linksFamily[edit] Quincy Delight Jones III was born in Wimbledon, London, the son of Swedish model Ulla Andersson and her American husband Quincy Jones Jr, a musician and music producer.[1] He grew up in Sweden with his older sister Martina after their parents legally separated.[2] The two have five American half-sisters by their father's two other marriages and relationships in the United States, including the actresses Kidada and Rashida Jones. Business ventures[edit] Quincy Jones III is the founder of QD3 Entertainment, which has produced a series of documentaries known collectively as Beef
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E.D.I. Mean
Malcolm Greenidge (born July 7, 1974), known as E.D.I. Mean, and as of recently E.D.I. Don, is an American hip hop artist and a member of the Outlawz. While in the third grade, Malcolm became friends with Katari "Kastro" Cox who later introduced him to his cousin, Tupac Shakur.[1]Contents1 Dramacydal 2 Outlawz 3 Discography3.1 Solo albums 3.2 Collaboration albums 3.3 Singles 3.4 Guest appearances4 Production credits 5 References 6 External linksDramacydal[edit] In 1992, Kastro, Greenidge, and Tupac's godbrother Yafeu "Kadafi" Fula, formed a rap trio. Greenridge began rapping under the alias "Big Malcolm". The trio went under the names Thoro Headz and Young Thugs. By then, Tupac had become a rap star and he let them guest appear on his single, "Holla If Ya Hear Me", which was released on February 4, 1993. In 1994, Mutah "Napoleon" Beale joined the group, which was now known as Dramacydal. On March 14, 1995, Tupac's LP, Me Against the World, was released
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2Pac
Tupac
Tupac
Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR;[1] born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.[2] Shakur sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[3] His double-disc albums All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me

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Kastro (Outlawz)
Katari Terrance Cox (born December 30, 1976)[2] better known by his stage name Kastro, is an American rapper. Best known for being part of Tupac Shakur's rap group Outlawz. He was also blood cousins with Shakur[3][4] and is featured on many of the late rapper's songs such as "Made Niggaz",[5] & "Hail Mary". When he was in Elementary School, he introduced his friend, and future Outlawz
Outlawz
rapper, Malcolm Greenridge, later named E.D.I.
E.D.I.
Mean, to his cousin.Contents1 Career 2 Discography2.1 With Outlawz 2.2 With E.D.I.3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Kastro started rapping with the name "K-Dog". He was in a rap group with Big Malcolm ( E.D.I.
E.D.I.
Mean), and Young Hollywood (Yaki Kadafi) in the beginning and began rapping in some of Tupac Shakur's songs during the Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
sessions
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Yaki Kadafi (Outlawz)
Yafeu Akiyele Fula (October 9, 1977 – November 10, 1996), better known by his stage name Yaki Kadafi, was an American rapper, and a founder and member of the rap groups Outlawz and Dramacydal. Kadafi's parents, Yaasmyn Fula and Sekou Odinga, were both members of the Black Panther Party.[1] Fula and Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, were close friends, and Kadafi and Tupac were friends until their deaths in 1996.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death 4 Discography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Yafeu Fula was born on October 9, 1977 in the Bronx, to Sekou Odinga and Yaasmyn Fula. When Fula was four years old, his father was arrested and charged with six counts of attempted murder, nine predicate acts of racketeering influenced corrupt organization (RICO), assisting in the escape of Assata Shakur from prison, and violent theft of an armored truck
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Uncut (magazine)
Uncut magazine, trademarked as UNCUT, is a monthly publication based in London. It is available across the English-speaking world, and focuses on music, but also includes film and books sections. A DVD magazine under the Uncut brand was published quarterly from 2005 to 2006.Contents1 Uncut (main magazine) 2 Uncut Legends 3 Uncut Music Award 4 Uncut DVD 5 NotesUncut (main magazine)[edit] Uncut was launched in May 1997 as "a monthly magazine aimed at 25- to 45-year-old men that focuses on music and movies", edited by Allan Jones (former editor of Melody Maker).[3] Jones has stated that "[t]he idea for Uncut came from my own disenchantment about what I was doing with Melody Maker
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Napoleon (rapper)
Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale (Arabic: مطاع واسن شهباز بيل‎) (born October 7, 1977), better known as Napoleon, is a former member of Tupac
Tupac
Shakur's rap group Outlawz. Beale has since converted to Islam
Islam
and is now a motivational speaker.[1]Contents1 Beginnings 2 Career 3 Conversion to Islam 4 Discography4.1 Studio albums5 Filmography 6 References 7 External linksBeginnings[edit] Beale was born in Newark, New Jersey. His father Salek Beale and his mother Aquillah, were both converts to Islam. When he was three-years-old, his parents were murdered in his home and he and his siblings were at home. After this, he along with his older brother, Moonie Beale, and his younger brother, Kamil "Hellraza" Beale, moved to their grandmother's house in Irvington, New Jersey.[citation needed] He started rapping very young
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