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All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
is the fourth studio album by American rapper 2Pac. It was released on February 13, 1996, by Death Row Records
Death Row Records
and Interscope Records. The album featured the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
#1 singles "How Do U Want It" and "California Love". It featured five singles in all, the most of any of Shakur's albums. Moreover, All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
(which was the only Death Row Records
Death Row Records
release to be distributed through PolyGram by way of Island Records) made history as the first double-full-length hip-hop solo studio album released for mass consumption globally. All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
was the second album by 2Pac
2Pac
to chart at #1 on both the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling 566,000 copies in the first week. The album won the 1997 Soul Train R&B/Soul or Rap Album
Album
of the Year Award posthumously.[1][2] Shakur also won the Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the 24th Annual American Music Awards. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA on July 23, 2014, eighteen years after Shakur's death,[3][4] with shipments of 5 million copies (each disc in the double album counted as a separate unit for certification).

Contents

1 Background 2 Recording and production

2.1 Lyrical themes

3 Singles 4 Critical reception

4.1 Accolades

5 Commercial performance 6 Track listing 7 Sample credits 8 Personnel 9 Charts

9.1 Weekly charts 9.2 End of decade charts

10 Certifications 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Background[edit] In October 1995, Suge Knight
Suge Knight
and Jimmy Iovine
Jimmy Iovine
paid the $1.4 million bail necessary to get Shakur released from jail on charges of sexual abuse. At the time, Shakur was broke and thus unable to make bail himself. All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
was released following an agreement between Knight and Shakur which stated Shakur would make three albums under Death Row Records
Death Row Records
in return for them paying his bail. Fulfilling part of Shakur's brand new contract, this double-album served as the first two albums of his three-album contract.[5][6] Euthanasia was the initial title of the album until it was changed to All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
during the recording process. Shakur explained to MTV's Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy
in December 1995 saying:

It's called All Eyez on Me. That's how I feel it is. I got the police watching me, the Feds. I got the females that want to charge me with false charges and sue me and all that. I got the females that like me. I got the jealous homeboys and I got the homies that roll with me. Everybody's looking to see what I'mma do now so All Eyez on Me.[7]

All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
was originally intended for a Christmas 1995 release but was pushed back as Shakur continued to record music and shoot music videos for the album.[7] Recording and production[edit] The album features guest spots from 2Pac's regulars, such as former- Thug Life
Thug Life
members and The Outlawz, as well as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, and George Clinton, Rappin' 4-Tay, The Click, Method Man, and Redman among others.[8] The song "Heartz of Men" samples a portion of Richard Pryor's comedy album That Nigger's Crazy. Most of the album was produced by Johnny "J" and Daz Dillinger, with help from Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
on the songs "California Love", which he himself appeared in also as an album guest spot, and "Can't C Me", which was Clinton's appearance. DJ Quik also produced, mixed and made an appearance on the album, but had to use his real name on the credits because his contract with Profile Records
Profile Records
prevented him from using his stage name. Lyrical themes[edit] The songs on All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
are, in general, unapologetic celebrations of living the "Thug Lifestyle". Though there is the occasional reminiscence about past and present friends, it is a definite move away from the social and political consciousness of 2Pacalypse Now
2Pacalypse Now
and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z....[9] The songs on the album along with the name of the album itself, allude to the feeling of being watched. With songs like "Can't C Me" and "All Eyez on Me", 2Pac
2Pac
makes it known that he feels the presence of surveillance, most notably by the police. The album also references the fact the 2Pac
2Pac
is under the attention of many fans, being his fourth studio album.[10] Singles[edit] The first single, "California Love" featuring Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
and Roger Troutman was released, December 28, 1995.[11] This is perhaps 2Pac's best-known song and his most successful, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
for eight weeks (as a double A-side single with "How Do U Want It") and 12 weeks at number one in New Zealand. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
as a Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
and Roger Troutman) in 1997.[12] A remix version also produced by Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
appeared on the album. The song has since been certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[13]

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
made an appearance on the album's second single "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"

"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" featuring rapper Snoop Dogg, was released as the second single on, May 7, 1996.[14] The video was directed by one of 2Pac's production partners, Gobi M. Rahimi and was filmed four months prior to September 1996 shooting. The prelude for the song shows a parody of Biggie Smalls ("Piggie") and Puff Daddy ("Buff Daddy") in discussion with Shakur about the November 1994 shooting. The beginning of the scene where Tupac
Tupac
is speaking to Biggie is in reference to the movie Scarface where Tony speaks to his alleged killer before shooting him.[15] The song peaked at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[16] The third single, "How Do U Want It" featuring R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, was released, June 4, 1996.[17] It was a Double A-side single to "California Love" in America. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. There were three videos filmed for the song: two in the same set for the single in April 1996. The video was directed by Ron Hightower and produced by Tracy D. Robinson. These two are distinguished by MPAA rating (one is certified adult material). The video portrays a wild sex party with jacuzzi, mechanical bull riding, cage dancing and pole stripping. All actors and actresses are dressed in renaissance-age costumes, though all clothes are removed for the nude clip. The adult-material video also features numerous porn stars, including Nina Hartley, Heather Hunter, and Angel Kelly.[18] The limousine segment seen in the clean version is the same except no nudity.[19] The third one is the concert version, mostly them performing on stage. There are cameo appearances by K-Ci & JoJo, and fellow group member of Digital Underground
Digital Underground
Shock G
Shock G
both in the concert and studio segments.[20] "I Ain't Mad at Cha" featuring singer Danny Boy, was released shortly after Shakur's death as the final single from the album, on September 15, 1996. For the video the song was re-recorded with a live band. The new track was recorded at Can-Am Studios by Conley Abrams. The video was shot weeks before Shakur's death.[21] Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [22]

Encyclopedia of Popular Music [23]

Entertainment Weekly B+[24]

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times [25]

NME 9/10[26]

Pitchfork 9.4/10[27]

Q [28]

Rolling Stone [29]

The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide [30]

Spin 7/10[31]

All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
received widespread acclaim. Spin magazine gave it 7 out of 10 and said: "As long as you don't expect philanthropy from Tupac, you'll find honesty and some pleasurably twisted scenarios."[32] The record ranked No. 3 on Entertainment Weekly's list of Top 10 albums of 1996.[33] AllMusic stated, "Maybe it was his time in prison, or maybe it was simply his signing with Suge Knight's Death Row label. Whatever the case, 2Pac
2Pac
re-emerged hardened and hungry with All Eyez on Me, the first double-disc album of original material in hip-hop history. With all the controversy surrounding him, 2Pac seemingly wanted to throw down a monumental epic whose sheer scope would make it an achievement of itself. But more than that, it's also an unabashed embrace of the gangsta lifestyle, backing off the sober self-recognition of Me Against the World. Sure, there are a few reflective numbers and dead-homiez tributes, but they're much more romanticized this time around"."Despite some undeniable filler, it is easily the best production 2Pac's ever had on record".[34] In the Los Angeles Times, Cheo Hodari Coker praised the album: "All Eyez on Me, a 27-song, 133-minute gangster's paradise, finds the rapper even more venomous than he was before his 11-month incarceration for sexual abuse. He displays no remorse for his tough life, and even less feeling for his enemies. The only thing jail time did for 2Pac
2Pac
was make his creative fires burn even hotter—he raps here with a passion and skill matched in gangsta rap only by Snoop Doggy Dogg
Snoop Doggy Dogg
and the Notorious B.I.G.
Notorious B.I.G.
And with such producers as DJ Pooh, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre and Johnny J laying down the tracks, he finally has a musical team worthy of his talent."[25] "It's like a Cali thug-life version of Pink Floyd's The Wall
The Wall
– pure gangsta ego run amok over two CDs," complained Rolling Stone. "At that length, the album's all-hard-all-the-time tone approaches caricature."[35] Nonetheless, the album was included in the magazine's essential recordings of the 1990s.[36] Accolades[edit]

The information regarding accolades attributed to All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
is adapted from Acclaimed Music.[37] Asterisk (*) signifies unordered lists.

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank

FNAC France The 1000 Best Albums of All Time[38] 2008 461

Rock & Folk The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999[39] 1999 *

Babylon Greece The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s 48

Hip-Hop Connection United Kingdom The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995–2005 2005 35

The New Nation Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 64

Q The Ultimate Music Collection *

90 Albums of the 90s 1999 *

rap.About.com United States 100 Greatest Hip Hop Albums[40] 2008 80

Best Rap Albums of 1996[41] 1

Tom Moon 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die *

Entertainment Weekly The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 87

Ego Trip Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980–98 1999 14

Rolling Stone The Essential Recordings of the 90s *

100 Best Albums of the Nineties[42] 2010 50

Complex The 90 Best Rap Albums of the '90s 2014 10

Commercial performance[edit] All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
debuted at number-one on both the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It was the second album from 2Pac to do so,[43] selling 566,000 copies in the first week.[44] All Eyez on Me has shipped 10 million copies in the United States
United States
as of July 23, 2014, and has been certified Diamond by the RIAA, which makes it one of the best-selling albums in the US.[45][46] In the UK, BPI certified the album Silver (300,000 copies sold) on January 1, 1997, followed by Gold on July 22, 2013, and Platinum on November 14, 2014.[47] It has charted on Billboard 200
Billboard 200
for 105 weeks in total. All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
is 2Pac's best selling album.[46] It was re-released in 2001 as enhanced CDs containing the "California Love" music video. Both discs contained the same data track. It was also re-released as a Dual-Disc in 2005. Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: Book 1

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1. "Ambitionz Az a Ridah"

Tupac
Tupac
Shakur Delmar Arnaud

Daz Dillinger 4:39

2. "All Bout U" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Dru Down, Fatal-N-Felony)

Shakur Johnny Jackson Larry Blackmon Tomi Jenkins

Johnny "J" 2Pac

4:37

3. "Skandalouz" (featuring Nate Dogg)

Shakur Arnaud

Daz Dillinger 4:09

4. "Got My Mind Made Up" (featuring Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Method Man & Redman)

Shakur Arnaud Ricardo Brown

Daz Dillinger 5:13

5. "How Do U Want It" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo)

Shakur Jackson

Johnny "J" 4:48

6. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" (featuring Snoop Dogg)

Shakur Calvin Broadus Arnaud

Daz Dillinger 4:07

7. "No More Pain"

Shakur DeVanté Swing Clifford Smith Robert Diggs, Jr.

DeVante Swing

6:15

8. "Heartz of Men"

Shakur David Blake Prince Nelson George Clinton, Jr. William Collins Clarence Haskins Bernard Worrell

DJ Quik 4:43

9. "Life Goes On"

Shakur Jackson Stacey Smallie

Johnny "J" 5:02

10. "Only God Can Judge Me" (featuring Rappin' 4-Tay)

Shakur Doug Rasheed

Doug Rasheed Harold Scrap Freddie

4:57

11. "Tradin' War Stories" (featuring Dramacydal, C-Bo & Storm)

Shakur Mike Mosley

Mike Mosley Rick Rock

5:29

12. " California Love
California Love
(Remix)" (featuring Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
& Roger Troutman)

Shakur James Anderson Andre Young Roger Troutman Larry Troutman Norman Durham Woody Cunningham

Dr. Dre Laylaw

6:25

13. "I Ain't Mad at Cha" (featuring Danny Boy)

Shakur Arnaud

Daz Dillinger 4:54

14. "What'z Ya Phone #" (featuring Danny Boy)

Shakur Jackson

Johnny "J" 2Pac

5:10

Total length: 70:25

Disc 2: Book 2

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1. "Can't C Me" (featuring George Clinton)

Shakur Young

Dr. Dre 5:30

2. "Shorty Wanna Be a Thug"

Shakur Jackson

Johnny "J" 3:52

3. "Holla at Me" (featuring Jewell)

Shakur Bobby Ervin

Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin 4:55

4. "Wonda Why They Call U Bytch"

Shakur Jackson

Johnny "J" 2Pac

4:18

5. "When We Ride" (featuring The Outlawz)

Shakur Mark Jordan

DJ Pooh 2Pac

5:10

6. "Thug Passion"

Shakur Jackson L. Troutman R. Troutman Shirley Murdock

Johnny "J" 2Pac

5:08

7. "Picture Me Rollin'" (featuring Big Syke, C.P.O. & Danny Boy)

Shakur* Jackson Tiruss Himes

Johnny "J" 5:15

8. "Check Out Time" (featuring Kurupt
Kurupt
& Big Syke)

Shakur Jackson Himes Brown

Johnny "J" 2Pac

4:39

9. "Ratha Be Ya Nigga" (featuring Richie Rich)

Shakur Rasheed

Doug Rasheed 4:14

10. "All Eyez on Me" (featuring Big Syke)

Shakur* Jackson James Pennington

Johnny "J" 5:08

11. "Run tha Streetz" (featuring Michel'le, Mutah & Storm)

Shakur Jackson

Johnny "J" 2Pac

5:16

12. "Ain't Hard 2 Find" (featuring E-40, B-Legit, D-Shot, C-Bo & Richie Rich)

Shakur Mosley

Mike Mosley Rick Rock

4:29

13. "Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find" (featuring Danny Boy)

Shakur Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
III

QDIII 3:59

Total length: 61:55

Original UK edition bonus track

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length

14. "California Love"

Shakur James Anderson Young R. Troutman L. Troutman Durham Cunningham

Dr. Dre 4:01

15. Untitled (short radio edit; featuring Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
& Roger Troutman)      

Total length: 65:56

Notes

"All Bout U" features additional vocals from Nate Dogg
Nate Dogg
and Snoop Dogg and uncredited vocals from Dru Down. "Life Goes On" features Stacey Smallie additional backgrounds Nanci Fletcher "Tradin' War Stories" features uncredited vocals from CPO. " California Love
California Love
(Remix)" features background vocals from Barbara Wilson, Nanci Fletcher and Danette Williams. "Can't C Me" features additional vocals from George Clinton and Nanci Fletcher. "Wonder Why They Call U Bytch" originally featured former Bad Boy Records singer Faith Evans, but her vocals were replaced. "Check Out Time" features background vocals from Natasha Walker. "Ratha Be Ya Nigga" features background vocals from Stacey Smallie. Track list, writing and production credits adapted from AllMusic review, MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
database and CD booklet (available from Discogs).[48][49]

Sample credits[edit]

Ambitionz Az a Ridah[50]

"Pee-Wee's Dance" performed by Joeski Love

All Bout U[51]

"Candy" performed by Cameo

Got My Mind Made Up[52]

"I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" performed by Instant Funk "Sucker M.C.'s" performed by Run–D.M.C. "Eric B. is President" performed by Eric B. & Rakim

How Do U Want It[53]

"Body Heat" performed by Quincy Jones

2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted[54]

"The Message" performed by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Radio Activity Rapp (Let's Jam)" performed by MC Frosty and Lovin' C "The Posse (Shoot 'Em Up)" performed by Intelligent Hoodlum

No More Pain[55]

"Bring the Pain" performed by Method Man

Heartz of Men[56]

"Darling Nikki" performed by Prince and The Revolution "Mudbone - Intro" performed by Richard Pryor "Up for the Down Stroke" performed by Parliament "You're Gettin' a Little Too Smart" performed by The Detroit Emeralds "The Back Down" performed by Richard Pryor "Nigger With a Seizure" performed by Richard Pryor "Jim Brown" performed by Richard Pryor

Life Goes On[57]

"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" performed by The O'Jays

Only God Can Judge Me[58]

"Top Billin'" performed by Audio Two

Tradin' War Stories[59]

"Too Little in Common" performed by Randy Brown

California Love
California Love
(Remix)[60]

"So Ruff, So Tuff" performed by Roger Troutman "Intimate Connection" performed by Kleeer "Woman to Woman" by Joe Cocker "West Coast Poplock" performed by Ronnie Hudson and The Street People "Dance Floor" performed by Zapp

I Ain't Mad at Cha[61]

"A Dream" performed by DeBarge

What'z Ya Phone #[62]

"777-9311" performed by The Time

Can't C Me[63]

"(Not Just) Knee Deep" performed by Funkadelic "I'm Only Out for One Thang" performed by Ice Cube "Get Off My Dick and Tell Yo Bitch to Come Here" performed by Ice Cube "What's My Name" performed by Snoop Dogg "Shake, Rattle and Roll" performed by Big Joe Turner

Shorty Wanna Be a Thug[64]

"Wildflower" performed by Hank Crawford

When We Ride[65]

"What Would You Do" performed by Tha Dogg Pound

Thug Passion[66]

"Computer Love" performed by Zapp & Roger

Picture Me Rollin'[67]

"Winter Sadness" performed by Kool & the Gang "Better Off" performed by Johnny "J"

Check Out Time[68]

"Candy Rain" performed by Soul for Real "Just Don't Bite It" performed by N.W.A

Ratha Be Ya Nigga[69]

"I'd Rather Be with You" performed by Bootsy Collins

All Eyez on Me[70]

"Never Gonna Stop" performed by Linda Clifford

Run tha Streetz[71]

"Piece of My Love" performed by Guy

Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find[72]

"What You Won't Do for Love" performed by Bobby Caldwell

Personnel[edit] Credits for All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
adapted from AllMusic and CD booklet.[73][48]

2Pac
2Pac
— associate producer, composer, primary artist, producer Suge Knight
Suge Knight
— executive producer Norris Anderson — production manager Delmar "Daz" Arnaud — composer Dave Aron — engineer, mixing Big Syke
Big Syke
— featured artist Larry Blackmon — composer David Blake — composer, mixing, producer, talk box B-Legit — featured artist Bobcat — composer Calvin Broadus — composer R. Brown — composer C-BO — featured artist Larry Chatman — associate producer Rick Clifford — engineer G. Clinton, Jr. — composer George Clinton — composer, featured artist, vocals Nanci Fletcher — featured artist, vocals Dorothy Coleman — background vocals W. Collins — composer Kenn Cox — composer CPO — featured artist Woody Cunningham — composer Tommy D. Daugherty — engineer Danny Boy — featured artist Dat Nigga Daz — featured artist, producer Robert Diggs — composer DJ Pooh — composer, mixing, producer Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
— composer, featured artist, mixing, producer Tha Dogg Pound
Tha Dogg Pound
— featured artist Nate Dogg
Nate Dogg
— featured artist, vocals Dramacydal — featured artist Dru Down — featured artist Norman Durham — composer E-40
E-40
— featured artist Ebony — background vocals Bobby Ervin — composer, producer Fatal — featured artist Brian Gardner — mastering Michael Geiser — associate engineer Yaki Kadafi
Yaki Kadafi
— featured artist Nathaniel Hale — composer C. Haskins — composer Johnny Jackson — composer Jewell — featured artist Johnny "J" — mixing, producer Puff Johnson — background vocals Jojo the Elf — featured artist E. Jordan — composer Kurupt
Kurupt
— featured artist Alvin McGill — associate engineer, engineer Method Man
Method Man
— featured artist Michel'le — featured artist Mike Mosley — assistant engineer, composer, mixing, producer Nanci Fletcher — featured artist Shirley Murdock — composer Ken Nahoum — photography Outlawz
Outlawz
— featured artist J.P. Pennington — composer Prince — composer George Pryce — art direction, design QD3 — composer Rappin' 4-Tay — featured artist Doug Rasheed — composer, producer Danny Ray — background vocals Redman — featured artist Richie Rich — featured artist Rick Rock — producer Patrick Shevelin — associate engineer Carl "Butch" Small — percussion Stacey Smallie — background vocals C. Smith — composer Henry "Hendogg" Smith — illustrations Snoop Doggy Dogg
Snoop Doggy Dogg
— featured artist, vocals Troy Staton — engineer D. Stevens — composer E. Stevens — composer D. Stewart — composer The Storm — featured artist DeVanté Swing — composer, mixing, producer Roy Tesfay — production co-ordination Rahiem Prince Thomas — composer S. Thomas — composer Sean "Barney" Thomas — keyboards Larry Troutman
Larry Troutman
— composer Roger Troutman — composer, featured artist, talk box, unknown contributor role Natasha Walker — background vocals Carlos Warlick — engineer, mixing Barbara Warren — stylist, unknown contributor role Bruce Washington — composer Danette Williams — background vocals Barbara Wilson — background vocals Nanci Fletcher — background vocals Keston Wright — engineer

Charts[edit] Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak position

Australian Albums Chart[74] 19

Belgium Charts (Flanders)[75] 44

Belgium Charts (Wallonia)[76] 34

Dutch Albums Chart[77] 11

French Albums Chart[78] 15

German Albums Chart[79] 16

New Zealand
New Zealand
Albums Chart[80] 15

Norwegian Albums Chart[81] 14

Swedish Albums Chart[82] 5

Switzerland Albums Chart[83] 15

UK R&B Albums Charts[84] 6

UK Albums Chart[85][86] 32

US Billboard 200[87] 1

US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[87] 1

Chart (2002) Peak position

UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[88] 65

Chart (2003) Peak position

Irish Albums Chart[89] 62

UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[88] 74

French Albums Chart[90] 99

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position

U.S. Billboard 200[91] 97

Preceded by Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
by Alanis Morissette Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album March 2, 1996 – March 15, 1996 Succeeded by Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
by Alanis Morissette

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia (ARIA)[92] 3× Platinum 210,000^

Austria (IFPI Austria)[93] Platinum 50,000*

Belgium (BEA)[94] Platinum 50,000*

Canada (Music Canada)[95] 2× Platinum 200,000^

France (SNEP)[96] Gold 100,000*

Germany (BVMI)[97] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^

Netherlands (NVPI)[98] 3× Platinum 300,000^

Poland (ZPAV)[99] Gold 50,000*

Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[100] Platinum 50,000^

New Zealand
New Zealand
(RMNZ)[101] 2× Platinum 30,000^

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(BPI)[102] Platinum 300,000^

United States
United States
(RIAA)[103] Diamond 5,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

Hip hop portal

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
discography List of number-one albums of 1996 (U.S.) List of number-one R&B albums of 1996 (U.S.) List of best-selling albums in the United States

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All Bout U
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Hussein Fatal
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Snoop Dogg
and Yaki Kadafi". WhoSampled.  ^ "Got My Mind Made Up by 2Pac
2Pac
and Redman feat. Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and Method Man". WhoSampled.  ^ " How Do U Want It
How Do U Want It
by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. K-Ci & JoJo". WhoSampled.  ^ " 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. Snoop Dogg". WhoSampled.  ^ "No More Pain by 2Pac". WhoSampled.  ^ "Heartz of Men by 2Pac". WhoSampled.  ^ "Life Goes On by 2Pac". WhoSampled.  ^ "Only God Can Judge Me by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. Rappin' 4-Tay". WhoSampled.  ^ "Tradin War Stories by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. C-Bo, Dramacydal and Storm (Donna Hunter)". WhoSampled.  ^ " California Love
California Love
(Remix) by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
and Roger Troutman". WhoSampled.  ^ " I Ain't Mad at Cha
I Ain't Mad at Cha
by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. Danny Boy". WhoSampled.  ^ "What'z Ya Phone # by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. Danny Boy". WhoSampled.  ^ "Can't C Me by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. George Clinton". WhoSampled.  ^ "Shorty Wanna Be a Thug by 2Pac". WhoSampled.  ^ "When We Ride by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. Outlaw Immortalz". WhoSampled.  ^ "Thug Passion by 2Pac". WhoSampled.  ^ "Picture Me Rollin by 2Pac
2Pac
feat. Danny Boy, Big Syke
Big Syke
and C.P.O." WhoSampled.  ^ "Check Out Time by 2Pac". WhoSampled.  ^ "Ratha Be Ya Nigga by 2Pac
2Pac
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External links[edit]

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Tupac
Tupac
Shakur

Studio albums

2Pacalypse Now Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... Thug Life: Volume 1 Me Against the World 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
2Pac
Live Live at the House of Blues

Compilation albums

Greatest Hits 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
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
Above the Rim
(soundtrack) Gridlock'd
Gridlock'd
(soundtrack) Gang Related
Gang Related
(soundtrack) A 2Pac
2Pac
Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle

Extended plays

Makaveli & Dillinger Don't Go 2 Sleep

Singles

"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" "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" "How Do U Want It" "All Bout U" "I Ain't Mad at Cha" "Life Goes On" "Toss It Up" "To Live & Die in LA" "Hail Mary" "Wanted Dead or Alive" "Made Niggaz"

Posthumous singles

"I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto" "Do for Love" "Changes" "Unconditional Love" "Baby Don't Cry ( Keep Ya Head Up
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

Stage

Holler If Ya Hear Me

Filmography

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

Documentaries

Biggie & Tupac Tupac: Resurrection Tupac: Assassination

Outlawz

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

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