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2PACALYPSE NOW is the debut studio album by American rapper 2Pac . It was released on November 12, 1991, by Interscope Records and EastWest Records America . Less polished than his later works, 2Pacalypse Now is 2Pac's commentary on contemporary social issues facing American society such as: racism , police brutality , poverty , black on black crime , and teenage pregnancy , some issues giving a lyrical glimpse into the world of a young black man on the urban streets of the United States . It featured three singles; "Brenda\'s Got a Baby ", "Trapped ", and " If My Homie Calls ". 2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

On MTV
MTV
's Greatest Rappers of All Time list, 2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
was listed as one of 2Pac's "certified classic" albums, along with Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... , Me Against the World
Me Against the World
, All Eyez On Me
All Eyez On Me
, and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory .

In commemoration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, it was released on vinyl and cassette on November 11, 2016.

CONTENTS

* 1 Background * 2 Controversy * 3 Commercial performance * 4 Track listing * 5 Unused tracks * 6 Samples

* 7 Charts

* 7.1 Weekly charts

* 8 Certifications * 9 References

BACKGROUND

The album was initially released on T.N.T. Recordings and Interscope Records, which at the time was distributed through Eastwest Records America and Atlantic Records. Following Shakur's death, Amaru Entertainment (established by his mother Afeni Shakur ) obtained the rights to this album. Distribution was taken over by Jive Records
Jive Records
. The album's name is a reference to the 1979 film Apocalypse Now .

2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
could be found in the vinyl countdown and the instruction manual for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas , along with the track, titled "I Don't Give a Fuck", which the song appeared on the in-game radio station, Radio Los Santos .

CONTROVERSY

The album generated significant controversy stemming from then-U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle 's public criticism after Ronald Ray Howard murdered a Texas state trooper and his defense attorney claimed he was influenced by 2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
and its strong theme of police brutality . Quayle made the statement, "There's no reason for a record like this to be released. It has no place in our society."

COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE

The album peaked at number 64 on the US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and number 13 on the Top Rfloat:right;padding-left:10px;background-color:#eee;margin-right:2px">TOTAL LENGTH: 55:07

UNUSED TRACKS

* "Tears Of A Clown" (Unreleased) * "Scared Straight '91" (Original featuring Ray Luv) (Remixed On Pac's Life) * "Resist The Temptation" (Remixed On Best of 2Pac) * "Dopefiend's Diner" (Remixed On Best of 2Pac) * "Crooked Cop Killer" (Produced By Stretch) (featuring Ice-T
Ice-T
) (Unreleased) * "Fever In The Funkhouse" (Unreleased) * "Revenge Of Tha' Lunatic" (featuring Money B) (Unreleased) (Original Version & Remix) * "Funky Freestyles" (featuring Money B, Del the Funky Homosapien & Deb-E) (Unreleased) * "Hymn of The 90's N.I.G.G.A." (Original featuring Mouse Man & The Wycked) (Remixed On Loyal To The Game) (Partially) * "Backstabbaz" (Early 1991 Version of "Don't Call Me, Bitch") (Unreleased) * "What U Won't Do 4 Love" (featuring Schoovy Schmoov) (Early 1991 Version of "Do For Love") * "Use Me" (Unreleased) * "This Is The Brain On a 40 Ounce" (featuring Treach) (Unreleased) * "2FLY4ME" (Unreleased) * "Trapped" (Remix) (Unreleased) * "You Don't Wanna Battle" (featuring Ryan G.) (Unreleased) * "It Ain't Necessarily So" (featuring Shock G) (Unreleased) * "Break 'Em Off" (featuring Money B, Debby & WC) (Unreleased) * "No Part Of Dis" (Unreleased) * "That's Just the Way It Is" (Early 1991 Version of "Changes") (Unreleased) * "This One Is 4 The Suckaz" (Unreleased)

SAMPLES

YOUNG BLACK MALE

* "Good Old Music" by Funkadelic * "Where Was You At" by War * "The Product" by Ice Cube
Ice Cube
* "Dead Homiez" by Ice Cube
Ice Cube
* "I Got to Have It" by Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs

TRAPPED

* "The Spank" by James Brown
James Brown

SOULJA\'S STORY

* "Ain\'t No Sunshine " by Bill Withers
Bill Withers
* "No Name Bar" by Isaac Hayes * "Sneakin' in the Back" by Tom Scott and the L.A. Express * " Synthetic Substitution " by Melvin Bliss * "Let the Bass Go" by The D.O.C.

VIOLENT

* "Pirates Theme" by Home T, Cocoa Tea and Shabba Ranks * "City Under Siege" by Geto Boys
Geto Boys
* "Any Colour You Like" by Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
* " Rebel Without a Pause " by Public Enemy * "Halloween Theme Song" by John Carpenter
John Carpenter

WORDS OF WISDOM

* "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock

SOMETHING WICKED

* "Welcome to the Terrordome" by Public Enemy

CROOKED ASS NIGGA

* "Crab Apple" by Idris Muhammad * "Gangsta Gangsta " by N.W.A
N.W.A
* " Fuck tha Police " by N.W.A
N.W.A

IF MY HOMIE CALLS

* "Let a Woman Be a Woman - Let a Man Be a Man" by Dyke & the Blazers * "Fat Mama" by Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
* "I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To" by The Soul Children * " Around the Way Girl " by LL Cool J * "Prelude" by N.W.A
N.W.A

THE LUNATIC

* "One of Those Funky Thangs" by Parliament

REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND

* "Impeach the President" by The Honey Drippers * "The Pinocchio Theory" by Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins

PART TIME MUTHA

* " Part-Time Lover " by Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
feat. Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross
* "Part Time Suckers" by Boogie Down Productions
Boogie Down Productions
* " Synthetic Substitution " by Melvin Bliss

CHARTS

WEEKLY CHARTS

CHART (1992) Peak position

US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
64

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* ^ Marisa Brown. " 2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
- 2Pac". AllMusic . Retrieved 26 April 2011. * ^ McCann, Ian: reissue reviews, Q , April 1997 * ^ Emilee Woods. "2Pac :: 2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
:: Interscope Records". rapreviews.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011. * ^ The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
. Retrieved 26 April 2011. Portions posted at " Tupac
Tupac
Shakur: Album
Album
Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-10-11. * ^ "2Pac - GOLD & PLATINUM". RIAA . Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2012. * ^ Walker, Angus (3 November 2016). "Tupac\'s 2Pacalypse Now released on vinyl and cassette". Hotnewhiphop . Retrieved 13 November 2016. * ^ Spence, D (October 27, 2016). "GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS - RADIO LOS SANTOS". IGN
IGN
. Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ Broder, John (September 23, 1992). "Quayle Calls for Pulling Rap Album
Album
Tied to Murder Case". Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
. Retrieved November 27, 2016. * ^ "Young Black Male by 2Pac". WhoSampled . Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Trapped by 2Pac". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Soulja\'s Story by 2Pac". WhoSampled . Retrieved November 27, 2016. * ^ "Violent by 2Pac". WhoSampled . Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Words of Wisdom by 2Pac". WhoSampled . Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Something Wicked by 2Pac feat. Pee-Wee". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Crooked Ass Nigga by 2Pac". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ " If My Homie Calls by 2Pac". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Tha Lunatic by 2Pac". WhoSampled . Retrieved 27 November 2016.

* ^ "Rebel of the Underground by 2Pac". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "Part Time Mutha by 2Pac". WhoSampled. Retrieved 27 November 2016. * ^ "American certifications – 2 Pac – 2Pacalypse Now". Recording Industry Association of America . June 23, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. * ^ " Tupac
Tupac
Month: 2Pac\'s Discography". Retrieved May 27, 2013.

* v * t * e

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

STUDIO ALBUMS

* 2Pacalypse Now * Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... * Thug Life: Volume 1 * Me Against the World
Me Against the World
* All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
* The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

POSTHUMOUS ALBUMS

* R U Still Down? (Remember Me) * Still I Rise * Until the End of Time * Better Dayz * Loyal to the Game * Pac\'s Life

LIVE ALBUMS

* 2Pac Live * Live at the House of Blues

COMPILATION ALBUMS

* Greatest Hits * The Rose That Grew from Concrete
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
* The Prophet: The Best of the Works * Nu-Mixx Klazzics * Tupac: Resurrection * The Rose, Vol. 2 * The Prophet Returns * Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988–1991 * Nu-Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 * Best of 2Pac

RELATED ALBUMS

* Nothing but Trouble (soundtrack) * Sons of the P * Juice (soundtrack) * Poetic Justice (soundtrack) * Above the Rim (soundtrack) * Gridlock\'d (soundtrack) * Gang Related (soundtrack) * A 2Pac Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle

EXTENDED PLAYS

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* "Brenda\'s Got a Baby " * " If My Homie Calls " * "Trapped " * " Holler If Ya Hear Me " * "I Get Around " * " Keep Ya Head Up " * "Papa\'z Song " * " Cradle to the Grave " * " Dear Mama " * " So Many Tears " * "Temptations " * " California Love
California Love
" * " 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted " * " How Do U Want It
How Do U Want It
" * " All Bout U " * "I Ain\'t Mad at Cha " * "Life Goes On " * " Toss It Up " * "To Live border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* " I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto " * " Do for Love " * "Changes " * "Unconditional Love " * "Baby Don\'t Cry ( Keep Ya Head Up II) " * " Who Do U Believe In " * "Until the End of Time " * " Letter 2 My Unborn " * " Thugz Mansion " * "Still Ballin\' " * "Runnin\' (Dying to Live) " * "One Day at a Time (Em\'s Version) " * " Thugs Get Lonely Too " * " Ghetto Gospel " * "Untouchable " * "Pac\'s Life " * " Playa Cardz Right "

OTHER SONGS

* "I Don\'t Give a Fuck " * "Runnin\' (From tha Police) " * "Hit \'Em Up " * " Are U Still Down " * " Panther Power "

FEATURED SINGLES

* "Smile " * " Playa Cardz Right "

BOOKS

* The Rose That Grew from Concrete
The Rose That Grew from Concrete

STAGE

* Holler If Ya Hear Me

FILMOGRAPHY

* Nothing but Trouble * Juice * Poetic Justice * Above the Rim * Bullet * Gridlock\'d * Gang Related

DOCUMENTARIES

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* Yaki Kadafi
Yaki Kadafi
* Kastro * Napoleon * E.D.I. Mean * Hussein Fatal
Hussein Fatal
* Mussolini * Komani * Young Noble
Young Noble

RELATED ARTICLES

* Discography * List of songs * Outlawz
Outlawz
* Digital Underground * Afeni Shakur * Assata Shakur *