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The Rose That Grew From Concrete (poetry Collection)
THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE (1999) is a collection of poetry written between 1989 and 1991 by Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
, published by Pocket Books through its MTV Books imprint . A preface was written by Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur
Afeni Shakur
, a foreword by Nikki Giovanni and an introduction by his manager, Leila Steinberg
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Sons Of The P
SONS OF THE P is the second album by American rap group Digital Underground , released on October 15, 1991. The album featured two hit singles, "No Nose Job" and " Kiss You Back ", both of which were written by, and featured the lead vocals of Greg Jacobs (a.k.a. Shock G/Humpty Hump ), and the latter of which featured multi-layered choruses and background vocals sung by Boni Boyer, who briefly worked with D.U. shortly after her stint with Prince's Sign of the Times/Love Sexy band. It is sometimes mistakenly reported that Kiss You Back was co-written & co-performed by George Clinton , but his name appropriately appears in the writers credit due to a sample of "(Not Just) Knee Deep" by Funkadelic
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Nothing But Trouble (soundtrack)
NOTHING BUT TROUBLE is a 1991 American comedy horror film directed by and co-starring Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
, who adapted the screenplay from a story by his brother Peter . The cast featured Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
, Demi Moore
Demi Moore
, and John Candy , with Taylor Negron , Raymond J. Barry , and Brian Doyle-Murray in supporting roles. The film marks Aykroyd's sole directing credit
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Juice (soundtrack)
JUICE is the soundtrack to the 1992 crime drama film of the same name . It was released on December 31, 1991 through MCA Records
MCA Records
and consisted mainly of hip hop music. The soundtrack was a success, making it to #17 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and #3 on the Top R&B Albums and featured four charting singles "Uptown Anthem", "Juice (Know the Ledge)", "Don't Be Afraid" and "Is It Good to You". Juice was certified gold by the RIAA on March 4, 1992. TRACK LISTING * " Uptown Anthem
Uptown Anthem
" – 3:03 ( Naughty by Nature ) * "Juice (Know the Ledge) " – 4:00 (Eric B
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Poetic Justice (soundtrack)
POETIC JUSTICE is a 1993 American romantic drama film written and directed by John Singleton
John Singleton
and starring Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
and Tupac Shakur with Regina King
Regina King
and Joe Torry . In the film, the main character Justice writes poems which she recites throughout the film. The poems featured were written by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
, and Angelou also appears in the film as one of the three elderly sisters whom the characters meet at a roadside family reunion. The Last Poets make an appearance toward the end of the film. Poetic Justice reached #1 in the box office its opening weekend, grossing $11,728,455
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Above The Rim (soundtrack)
ABOVE THE RIM (SOUNDTRACK) is the official soundtrack to the 1994 film of the same name . The soundtrack, released by Death Row and Interscope Records on March 22, 1994, was executive produced by Suge Knight . Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
acted as supervising producer on the project. Six tapes were released for the soundtrack's promotion. The album is notable in that it was able to garner critical praise and obtain commercial success, a feat not easily accomplished for soundtracks in general, and hip hop-based soundtracks in particular. The album shipped over two million copies and won the Soundtrack of the Year award at the 1995 Source Awards . The cassette version of the soundtrack contained three bonus tracks that could not fit on the CD due to time constraints: "Pain" by 2Pac (with Stretch), "Mi Monie Rite!" by Lord G, and "Loyal to the Game" by 2Pac, Treach from Naughty By Nature, and Riddler
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Best Of 2Pac
BEST OF 2PAC is a posthumous greatest hits compilation series from rapper Tupac Shakur released in two parts: THUG and LIFE. Both albums were released on December 4, 2007 in the United States and December 10, 2007 in the United Kingdom , having had been leaked on November 30. As of September 2011, more than 212,399 copies of Thug have been sold in the United States, while Life has sold more than 135,249. CONTENTS* 1 Best of 2Pac, Part 1: Thug * 1.1 Track listing * 1.2 Album chart positions * 2 Best of 2Pac, Part 2: Life * 2.1 Track listing * 2.2 Album chart positions * 3 References * 4 External links BEST OF 2PAC, PART 1: THUG BEST OF 2PAC, PART 1: THUG GREATEST HITS ALBUM BY 2PAC RECORDED 1991–1996 LENGTH 51:54 PROFESSIONAL RATINGS REVIEW SCORES SOURCE RATING Allmusic link Mobster MusicBest of 2Pac, Part 1: Thug is a posthumously released compilation album which is the first part of Best of 2Pac
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Nu-Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2
NU-MIXX KLAZZICS VOL. 2 - EVOLUTION: DUETS & REMIXES is a posthumously released remix album from the late hip hop icon Tupac Shakur . The album was released through Koch . It is the follow-up to Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
's Nu-Mixx Klazzics , released previously on October 7, 2003. Its original title was Evolution: Duets & Remixes, and was released on August 14, 2007. This release contains mostly remixes of recordings from two of his biggest selling albums, All Eyez on Me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory . Hip-hop producer and rapper Daz Dillinger
Daz Dillinger
, Sha Money XL , and Street Radio were part of the record production. The album debuted at #45 on the billboard 200 with nearly 15,000 sales on its first week on the charts
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Tupac
TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR ; born LESANE PARISH CROOKS; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2PAC, MAKAVELI, and PAC, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me (1996) and his Greatest Hits (1998) are among the best-selling albums in the United States
United States
. Shakur is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time, and he has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of any genre by many publications, including Rolling Stone , which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time . On April 7, 2017, Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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The Rose, Vol. 2
THE ROSE, VOL. 2 is a 2005 posthumous album of Tupac Shakur 's poetry . This album features recordings of Tupac's poetry in musical form, by other well-known artists such Ludacris and Bone Thugs n Harmony . Tupac's poems are quoted, sung or simply used as inspiration for each track on this album. This is the second Tupac album containing poetry that has been released; the first, The Rose that Grew from Concrete , contains Tupac's poems being read and sung by other musical performers. TRACK LISTING THE ROSE, VOL
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The Prophet Returns
THE PROPHET RETURNS is a posthumous compilation album by American hip hop artist Tupac Shakur , released on October 3, 2005 by Death Row Records and Koch Records . It features mostly songs from Shakur's 1996 album, All Eyez on Me
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Beginnings
BEGINNINGS may refer to: In MUSIC: * Beginnings (The Allman Brothers Band album) * Beginnings (Ambrose Slade album) * Beginnings (Happy the Man album) * Beginnings (Memento album) * Beginnings (Steve Howe album) * "Beginnings" (Chicago song) , a song by Chicago * "Beginnings", an instrumental by Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
* "Beginnings", a song by Mark Gormley In LITERATURE: * Beginnings (collection) , a collection of short stories and poems by Gordon R
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Gridlock'd (soundtrack)
GRIDLOCK\'D – THE SOUNDTRACK is the soundtrack to Vondie Curtis-Hall film Gridlock\'d and was released on 28 January 1997 by Death Row Records
Death Row Records
and Interscope Records . The track "Off The Hook" was originally recorded for the LBC Crew debut album Haven't You Heard? (We Givin' Something Bacc To The Street), which was later shelved and the songs were cycled through other Death Row releases. The album had two chart running singles. "Lady Heroin" was originally going to be on Sam Sneed 's unreleased album Street Scholars. "It's Over Now" was 46th on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, which was Danny Boy 's second chart single. "Wanted Dead or Alive" was 16th in the UK and was accompanied by a music video with Snoop alone as it was filmed after the death of 2Pac, so he is only present in archive footages from the motion picture. The album itself went to top the R&B album chart also on the first place
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Gang Related (soundtrack)
GANG RELATED – THE SOUNDTRACK is a double disc audio soundtrack for the film Gang Related , released on October 7, 1997, under Death Row Records and Priority Records . It features four songs by the supporting actor Tupac Shakur . The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was eventually certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA
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Keep Ya Head Up
"KEEP YA HEAD UP" is a 1993 hit single by 2Pac . The song features R&B singer Dave Hollister and is dedicated to black women and Latasha Harlins . CONTENTS * 1 Production and release * 2 Music video * 3 Critical reception * 4 Track listing * 5 Charts * 6 Credits * 7 References * 8 External links PRODUCTION AND RELEASEThe beat is sampled from Zapp 's "Be Alright " and the chorus is taken from The Five Stairsteps ' "O-o-h Child ". It was first released in Shakur's 1993 album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. later appearing after his death in 1998 in his Greatest Hits compilation. A "sequel" to the song, "Baby Don\'t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II) " was released in 2Pac's posthumous album Still I Rise in 1999. MUSIC VIDEOThe video opens up with the words "Dedicated to the memory of Latasha Harlins , it's still on", in reference to the L.A. Riots
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I Get Around (Tupac Shakur Song)
"I GET AROUND" is the second single from 2Pac 's second album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. , and features Shock G and Money-B of Digital Underground , the group that introduced him to the world. It was produced by Shock G. Allmusic notes that in the song 2Pac "brags about his sexual conquests". CONTENTS * 1 Composition and writing * 2 Commercial success * 3 Live Performance * 4 Accolades * 5 Track listing * 6 Charts * 7 References * 8 External links COMPOSITION AND WRITINGSome of the background vocals & additional drums on "I Get Around" are sampled from the 1985 Zapp song "Computer Love ", while the other background vocals (the lyric "step up") is sampled from "Step in the Arena" by Gang Starr
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