2Pacalypse Now [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
When 2Pac's full-length debut, 2Pacalypse Now, came out in 1991, it didn't have the same immediate impact, didn't instantly throw him into the upper echelons of rap's elite, as Nas', Jay-Z's, or even his biggest rival, Notorious B.I.G.'s did, but the album certainly set him up for his illustrious and sadly short-lived career. Part of its initial problem, what held it back from extensive radio play, is that there's not an obvious single. The closest thing to it, and what ended up being the best-known track from 2Pacalypse Now, is "Brenda's Got a Baby," which discusses teenage pregnancy in true Pac fashion, sympathetically explaining a situation without condoning it, but it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
When 2Pac's full-length debut, 2Pacalypse Now, came out in 1991, it didn't have the same immediate impact, didn't instantly throw him into the upper echelons of rap's elite, as Nas', Jay-Z's, or even his biggest rival, Notorious B.I.G.'s did, but the album certainly set him up for his illustrious and sadly short-lived career. Part of its initial problem, what held it back from extensive radio play, is that there's not an obvious single. The closest thing to it, and what ended up being the best-known track from 2Pacalypse Now, is "Brenda's Got a Baby," which discusses teenage pregnancy in true Pac fashion, sympathetically explaining a situation without condoning it, but it doesn't even have a hook, and most of the other pieces follow suit, more poetry than song. The album is significantly more political than the rapper's subsequent releases, showing an intelligent, talented, and angry young man he was only 20 when it came out who wanted desperately to express and reveal the problems in the urban black community, from racism to police brutality to the seemingly near impossibility of escaping from the ghetto. He pays tribute to artists like KRS-One, N.W.A, and Public Enemy, all of whom he also considered to be provoking discussion and reaction, but he also has cleanly carved out an image for himself: articulate and smart, not overtly boastful, and concerned about societal problems, both small and large and though he discusses these less and less as career progresses, he never leaves them behind. Yes, the edges of 2Pacalypse Now can be a bit rough, yes the beats aren't always outstanding, and yes, the MC's flow can be a little choppy, even for him, but it's still a great look at what 2Pac could offer, and a must-have for any fan of his, or hip-hop in general.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/1998
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 012414163325
  • Catalog Number: 41633
  • Sales rank: 20,692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Young Black Male (2:35)
  2. 2 Trapped (4:44)
  3. 3 Soulja's Story (5:05)
  4. 4 I Don't Give a Fuck (4:20)
  5. 5 Violent (6:25)
  6. 6 Words of Wisdom (4:54)
  7. 7 Something Wicked (2:28)
  8. 8 Crooked Ass Nigga (4:17)
  9. 9 If My Homie Calls (4:18)
  10. 10 Brenda's Got a Baby (3:55)
  11. 11 Tha' Lunatic (3:29)
  12. 12 Rebel of the Underground (3:17)
  13. 13 Part Time Mutha (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
2Pac Primary Artist
Stretch Rap
DJ Fuze Background Vocals
Ramone "Pee Wee" Gooden Background Vocals
Shock-G Vocals, Background Vocals
Mac-Mone Background Vocals
Money-B Background Vocals
The Piano-Man Keyboards
Mike Cooley Voices
Ray Love Background Vocals
Angelique Background Vocals
Didi Background Vocals
Ydnni Background Vocals
Pogo Voices
Technical Credits
Raw Fusion Producer
Jeremy Producer
Live Squad Producer
2Pac Composer, Contributor
G. Clinton Jr. Composer
Steve Counter Engineer
Ramone "Pee Wee" Gooden Producer
Darrin Harris Engineer
Shock-G Producer
S. Jordan Composer
Matt Kelley Engineer
C. Miller Composer
Mark Senasac Engineer
The Wiz Contributor
Kenneth Lee Mastering
Greg Jacobs Composer
Atron Gregory Executive Producer
Kevin Hosmann Art Direction
Dan K Contributor
Big D the Impossible Producer
Underground Railroad Producer
S. Allen Composer
Tupac Shakur Composer
D.W. Evans Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A "Gee'd" out music lover.

    I strongly reccommend this, Tupac's VERY FIRST ALBUM! A definite MUST HAVE for ANY true Tupac fan.His raw, edgy, & unbridled lyics set the undertone and laid his firm foundation as a true lyricist, and not just another rapper from the East Side of Oakland ."When My Homie Call's" lay's true testament to this.His loyalty and commitment to homie, and mentor, Shock-G, of the "Digital Underground", leads us to "Rebel Of The Underground". All these hits & 11 more on this album, are sure to stimulate your mind, pull at your heartstrings, and stir your soul, and provoke your spirit, just like the words of Huey P. Newton, Malcom X,& Public Enemy.Once again, I re-itterrate,This is a must have album, for any lover of tupac and/or "HIP-HOP".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    2Pac's best side!

    I think this album shows 2Pac's best side, with his political rhymes. It was his start to fame, and it is a breath of fresh air to hear this album compared to the stuff being stuffed in our faces by these mediocre artist out now. I recomend this album for anyone with a conciense!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tupac striktly raw as always

    In this album Tupac Shakur displays his skills with raw lyricism, phat beats and putts conciousness in every song talking about an everyday struggle. Pac's lyrics and the things Pac brings up, remind me of the works of founder of the black panther party Huey P. Newton,and Malcolm X. This album is defedentally one of Pac's best, from Words Of Wisdom, to Brenda's got a baby, to Souljah's story, to rebel of the underground, it shows how powerful pac is wi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tupac is the realist

    Tupac is the realist rapper that ever lived and people need to give him more credit instead of the cash money and no limit people

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