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The Rose That Grew from Concrete
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
is a posthumous album based on the poetry/writings of Tupac
Tupac
Amaru Shakur, released in 2000. This album features a large cast of celebrities reading Shakur's poetry and writing, much in the spirit of a traditional spoken word album. It has sold 262,672 copies in the United States as of 2011.[7]

Contents

1 Track listing 2 Chart history 3 Personnel 4 References

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length

1. "Interlude" 0:57

2. "Wake Me When I'm Free" (featuring Babatunde Olatunji) 5:52

3. "Can U C the Pride in the Panther? (Male Version)" (featuring Mos Def) 2:57

4. "When URE Heart Turns Cold" (featuring Sonia Sanchez) 1:38

5. "U R Ripping Us Apart!!!" (featuring dead prez) 3:04

6. "Tears of a Teenage Mother" (featuring Jasmine Guy) 0:39

7. "God" (featuring Reverend Run) 0:47

8. "And Still I Love You" (featuring Red Rat) 3:03

9. "Can U C the Pride in the Panther? (Female Version)" (featuring Mos Def) 4:54

10. "If There Be Pain" (featuring Providence & RasDaveed El Harar) 4:32

11. "A River That Flows Forever" (featuring Danny Glover, Afeni Shakur
Afeni Shakur
and The Cast of The Lion King) 2:20

12. "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" (featuring Nikki Giovanni) 2:35

13. "In The Event of My Demise" (featuring Outlawz
Outlawz
and Geronimo Ji Jaga) 4:41

14. "What of a Love Unspoken" (featuring Tre' from Pharcyde) 3:16

15. "Sometimes I Cry" (featuring Dan Rockett) 3:10

16. "The Fear in the Heart of a Man" (featuring Q-Tip) 4:16

17. "Starry Night" (featuring Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
& Mac Mall) 4:33

18. "What of Fame?" (featuring Russell Simmons) 0:21

19. "Only 4 the Righteous" (featuring Rha Goddess) 2:29

20. "Why Must You Be Unfaithful?" (featuring Sarah Jones) 1:12

21. "Wife 4 Life" (featuring 4th Avenue Jones' and K-Ci) 4:06

22. "Lady Liberty Needs Glasses" (featuring Malcolm-Jamal Warner) 2:23

23. "Family Tree" (featuring Lamar Antwon Robinson and The IMPACT Repertory Theatre Group) 3:21

24. "Thug Blues" (featuring Lamar Antwon Robinson, Tina Thomas Bayyan and The IMPACT Repertory Theatre Group) 4:46

25. "The Sun and the Moon" (featuring Chief Okena Littlehawk) 1:56

Chart history[edit]

Album

Chart Positions Peak position

U.S. Billboard 200 89 [8]

U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 28 [8]

Personnel[edit]

Jamal Joseph — Producer Tevin Thomas — Co-Producer, Keyboards on "God", " Only 4 the Righteous" Mike Mingioni — Engineer, Cover Photo, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Bass, Vocals on "Wake Me When I'm Free" Molly Monjauze — Executive Producer Herbert Leonard — Percussion Gloria Cox — Executive Producer Russell Simmons — Performer Atiba Wilson — Flute Mos Def - Performer Tim Izo Orindgreff — Flute Dead Prez - Performer Royal Bayyan — Guitar & Keyboards Jasmine Guy - Performer Sonia Sanchez — Liner Notes QD3 - Performer Brian Gardner — Mastering Danny Glover - Performer Taavi Mote — Mixing Red Rat — Producer Skip Saylor — Mixing TuPac — Vocals Chris Puram — Mixing Nefertiti — Vocals (Background) Claudio Cueni — Mixing Val Young — Vocals (Background) Atiba Wilson — Percussion Tom Whalley — A&R Sikiru Adepoju — Performer Juan Ramirez — Assistant Engineer Sarah Jones — Performer Malcolm-Jamal Warner — Bass Jeffery Newbury — Photography Claudio Cueni — Engineer Voza Rivers — Producer Brian Springer — Engineer Royal Bayyan — Producer Thomas R. Yezzi — Engineer Khalis Bayyan — Saxophone Tyson Leeper — Engineer Charles Mack — Vocals (Background) Duncan Aldrich — Engineer Nikki Giovanni — Vocals Noelle Scaggs — Liner Notes, Vocals on "If There Be Pain" Q-Tip — Performer Tre Hardson — Performer Erik Rico — Producer

References[edit]

^ Allmusic review ^ Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
review ^ NME
NME
review ^ a b c Album
Album
Reviews at CD Universe ^ RapReviews review ^ Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide ^ " Tupac
Tupac
Month: 2Pac's Discography". Retrieved May 27, 2013.  ^ a b "2Pac". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 

v t e

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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