Me Against the Worldby 2Pac
Tupac Shakur embodied the contradictions, lunacy, poignancy, and tragedy of gangsta life better than any other figure in hip-hop history. This is his most articulate rumination on '90s thug life, from the wistfully uplifting "Dear Mama" to the brutally nihilistic "If I Die 2Night" and "Fuck the World". 2Pac (as he called himself professionally) rapped in a rushed, urgent style, and he favored musical backdrops with heavy bass lines and loud accents. With a sure sense of rap's history, his "Old School" is a tribute to hip-hop's founders and a touching reminiscence that recalls a simpler time. Still, always controversial -- and self-contradicting -- 'Pac delivers an astonishing balance between levelheaded essays on the evils of ghetto violence ("So Many Tears") and explicit endorsements of violence ("Death Around the Corner"). In a horrifically tragic turn that seemed scripted by his own lyrics, Tupac was killed in a still-unsolved 1996 drive-by shooting, leaving scores of recordings to exemplify what would have been his continued ascendance.
- Release Date:
- Interscope Records
Performance Credits2Pac Primary Artist,Vocals
Kim Armstrong Background Vocals
Reggie Green Background Vocals
Puff Johnson Background Vocals
Ronnie Vann Guitar
Eboni Foster Background Vocals
Jill Rose Vocals
Natasha Walker Background Vocals
Dramacydal Track Performer
Richard Serrell Background Vocals
Technical CreditsPaul Arnold Engineer
Easy Mo Bee Composer
Jay Lean Engineer
Eric Lynch Engineer
Bob Morris Engineer
Eric Altenburger Art Direction
Tim Nitz Engineer
Sam Bostic Producer
Mike Mosley Composer
Tupac Shakur Composer
Gregory Jacobs Composer
Eric Baker Composer
Tony "D" Pizarro Composer,Producer,Engineer
Le-Morrious "Funky Drummer" Tyler Composer
Kevin KD Davis Engineer
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Tupac poors his gangstahood and soul into this album. The tracks "Lord Knows" and "Death Around The Corner" hold many similarties despite the should be differences. Excellent production by Johnny J. If you study Tupac you know the times he was facing when this album was being made. You can hear his heart spilling through his vocals to his mother in "Dear Mama". Tupac truly showed his talent in this album more than others.
Among many great albums, this is 2Pac at his best and most honest. Truly a timeless masterpiece, there has never been an album quite as honest as this. He stabs himself with his pen and bleeds all over the paper, flawless
Me Against the world is tight. This album is really mother tight. With a wide range of song types and lyrics from, F___ The World, to Dear Moma. All I can say is...Tight. Peace out 2 my peoples
2pac came frm the ghetto and he made millions ,he iz one of the greatest rap artist around and his lyrics will carry on reaching people even thou he isnt with us 2day !!!!! The album the "greatest hits" is ma fav album but it isn't needed 2 prove nething because if you listen to one of his songs then u'l understand his wisdom and the truth about black/white america
"Me Against The World" has got to be Tupacs best album ever. It is filled with great music and excellent lyrics all the way through with no bad songs at all. There are heaps of great songs such as 'Dear Mama', 'Can U Get Away', 'Death Around The Corner' and 'Me Against the World'. No doubt this has to be one of raps top ten albums ever released. If you're a fan of 2pac or hip-hop buy this album NOW!!!
tupac is one of the world's greatest rappers. he has more than just talent everyone should listen to one song that he does, unconditional love. that song is more than what he is rapping about he is actually expressing true feelings. and he doesn't always talk about violence like a lot of people think.
GROUNDBREAKING...MUSICALLY,LYRICALLY. It SEAM AS IF TUPAC ACTUALLAY POUR EVERYTHING INSIDE OF HIMSELF INTO THIS ALBUM. FROM PAIN "SO MANY TEARS" EVEN TRYING TO EDUCATE"TITLE SONG ME AGAINST THE WORLD" THIS ALBUM THE ME IS THE GREATIST RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM EVER MADE WITH NOTHING ELSE EVEN COMING CLOSE. I BELEAVE THAT THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER RAP ARTIST SUCH AS TUPAC AND SOMETIMES I WONDER WHERE WOULD RAP BE IF HE HAD NEVER BEEN PICKED UP BY DIGITAL UNDERGROUNDS. I WISH I COULD TALK TO HIM JUST 1 TIME. ALL I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS JUST THANK HIM! THROUGH HIS LYRICS HE HAS HELPED ME THROUGH HARD TIMES AND MOST IMPORTANTLY TRHOUGH HIS LYRICS HE HAS HELPED ME AIM TO BE ME LIKE NO OTHER PERSON JUST ME!!!!
A very profound Artist.There is and will never be any one like him.