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All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
Studio album by 2Pac

Released

13 February 1996

Recorded

13-27 October 1995 at Can-Am Studios (Los Angeles)

Genre

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop

Length

132:18

Label

Death Row/Interscope

Producer

2Pac, David Blake, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin, Harold Scrap Freddie, Johnny "J", Suge Knight (exec.), Mike Mosley, QD3, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock

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Me Against the World (1995)

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The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)

All Eyez on Me is the fourth studio album by American rapper Tupac Shakur, released in 1996 on Death Row Records. The album was recorded in a span of two weeks following Shakur's release from jail a few days prior. The songs on All Eyez on Me are, generally, unapologetic celebrations of living the "thug life", a definite move away from the social and political consciousness of his last three solo albums. The album features occasional guest spots from 2Pac's regulars, such as the Outlawz and former-Thug Life members, as well as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, George Clinton, Rappin' 4-Tay, Method Man and Redman, among others.

All Eyez on Me made history as the first double-full-length hip-hop solo studio album released. It was issued on two compact discs and four LPs. Chart-wise, it was the second album from 2Pac to hit number-one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It sold 566,000 copies in the first week of its release, and was charted on the top 100 with the top one-week SoundScan sales since 1991. The album featured the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles "How Do U Want It" "California Love". It featured six singles in total, the most of any of Shakur's albums.

The album is frequently recognised as one of the crowning achievements of 1990s hip hop music. It was certified 5x Platinum just two months after its release, and later certified 9x Platinum in 1998. It has sold 5,887,630 copies in the US as of 2011. Because it is a double disc, the RIAA counts each album sold as two units.

Track listingEdit

Disc OneEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ambitionz az a Ridah" 2Pac Arnaud, Shakur Dat Nigga Daz 4:39
2. "All Bout U" 2PacSnoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg, Fatal, Yaki Kadafi Blackmon, Broadus, Fula, Hale, Jackson, Jenkins, Shakur, Washington Johnny "J", 2Pac 4:37
3. "Skandalouz" 2Pac, Nate Dogg Arnaud, Shakur Dat Nigga Daz 4:09
4. "Got My Mind Made Up" 2Pac, Dat Nigga Daz, Kurupt, Redman, Method Man Arnaud, Brown, Shakur Dat Nigga Daz 5:13
5. "How Do U Want It" 2Pac, KC and Jo Jo Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 4:47
6. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" 2Pac, Snoop Doggy Dogg Arnaud, Broadus, Shakur Dat Nigga Daz 4:07
7. "No More Pain" 2Pac Diggs, Shakur, Smith, Swing DeVante 6:14
8. "Heartz of Men" 2Pac Blake, Clinton, Collins, Haskins, Prince, Shakur, Worrell David Blake 4:43
9. "Life Goes On" 2Pac Jackson, Jefferson, Shakur, Simmons Johnny "J" 5:02
10. "Only God Can Judge Me" 2Pac, Rappin' 4-Tay Rasheed, Shakur Doug Rasheed, Harold Scrap Freddie 4:57
11. "Tradin' War Stories" 2PacOutlawz, C.P.O., Storm Beale, Cox, Greenidge, Mosley, Shakur, Thomas Mike Mosley, Rick Rock 5:29
12. "California Love (Rmx)" 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Roger Troutman Cunningham, Durham, Shakur, Troutman, Troutman, Young Dr. Dre 6:25
13. "I Ain't Mad at Cha" 2Pac, Danny Boy Arnaud, Jordon, Shakur, Stewart Dat Nigga Daz 4:53
14. "What'z Ya Phone #" 2Pac, Danny Boy Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J", 2Pac 5:10

Notes

  • Track 2 features additional vocals performed by Nate Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg.
  • Track 9 features background vocals performed by Stacey Smallie.
  • Track 12 features keyboards performed by Sean "Barney Rubble" Thomas, percussion performed by Carl "Butch" Small, talk box performed by Roger Troutman, and background vocals performed by Barbara Wilson, Danette Williams and Dorothy Coleman.
  • Track 14 features background vocals performed by Danny Boy.

Disc TwoEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Can't C Me" 2Pac Shakur, Young Dr. Dre 5:30
2. "Shorty Wanna Be a Thug" 2Pac Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 3:51
3. "Holla at Me" 2Pac Ervin, Shakur Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin 4:56
4. "Wonda Why They Call U Bitch" 2Pac Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J", 2Pac 4:19
5. "When We Ride" 2Pac, Outlawz Fula, Himes, Jordon, Shakur, Washington DJ Pooh 5:09
6. "Thug Passion" 2Pac, Jewell, Outlawz, Storm Beale, Cox, Greenidge, Hunter, Jackson, Murdock, Peyton, Shakur, Troutman, Troutman Johnny "J", 2Pac 5:08
7. "Picture Me Rollin'" 2Pac, Danny Boy, Big Syke, C.P.O. Edwards, Himes, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 5:15
8. "Check Out Time" 2Pac, Kurupt, Big Syke Brown, Himes, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J" 4:39
9. "Ratha Be Ya Nigga" 2Pac, Richie Rich Rasheed, Shakur Doug Rasheed 4:14
10. "All Eyez on Me" 2Pac, Big Syke Himes, Jackson, Pennington, Shakur Johnny "J" 5:08
11. "Run tha Streetz" 2Pac, Michel'le, Mutah, Storm Beale, Jackson, Shakur Johnny "J", 2Pac 5:17
12. "Ain't Hard 2 Find" 2Pac, E-40, B-Legit, C-Bo, Richie Rich Jones, Mosley, Shakur, Stevens, Stevens, Thomas, Thomas Mike Mosley, Rick Rock 4:29
13. "Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find" 2Pac Jones, Shakur QD3 3:58

Notes

  • Track 1 features additional vocals performed by George Clinton.
  • Track 8 features background vocals performed by Natasha Walker.
  • Track 9 features background vocals performed by Puff Johnson and Ebony.
  • Track 13 features background vocals performed by Danny Boy.

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