|All Eyez on Me|
Studio album by 2Pac
13 February 1996
13-27 October 1995 at Can-Am Studios (Los Angeles)
Me Against the World (1995)
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.
|1.||"Ambitionz az a Ridah"||2Pac||Arnaud, Shakur||Dat Nigga Daz||4:39|
|2.||"All Bout U"||2Pac, Snoop 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"||2Pac, Outlawz, 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|
- 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.
|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|
- 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.
- Engineer: Dave Aron (track 1, 5-7, 11, 13, 14), Rick Clifford (track 2, 3, 9, 10), Tommy D (track 4), Tom Daugherty (track 7), Carlos Warlick (track 8), Alvin McGill (track 10), Keston E. Wright (track 12)
- Engineer (assistant): Alvin McGill (track 1-3, 5-7, 9, 11, 13, 14), Mike Geiser (track 8)
- Production (assistant): Larry Chatman (track 12)
- Mixed by: David Blake (track 1-4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14), Carlos Warlick (track 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 13), Dave Aron (track 5, 7, 9, 11), Johnny "J" (track 5, 9), DeVante Swing (track 7), Mike Mosley (track 11)
- Mastered by: Brian "Big Bass" Gardner
- Engineer: Rick Clifford (track 2-11), Alvin McGill (track 6), Troy Staton (track 11), Dave Aron (track 12, 13)
- Engineer (assistant): Alvin McGill (track 2-13), Patric Shevelin (track 8, 11)
- Production (assistant): Larry Chatman (track 1)
- Mixed by: Dave Aron (track 2-8, 10-13), Johnny "J" (track 3, 4, 6-8, 10, 11), DJ Pooh (track 5), Carlos Warlick (track 9), David Blake (track 9), Mike Mosley (track 12), QD3 (track 13)
- Mastered by: Brian "Big Bass" Gardner
- Photography: Ken Nahoum/Edge Films
- Styling: Barbara Warren
Album liner notesEdit
Thank 2 All my komradz in every borough of every city of every state. Thanx to the ghetto Starz and future thug kingz & queenz. Money over bytches. (Note: SOME OF U NIGGAZ IZ BYTCHES 2)
One love to Death Row, Interscope, Momz and the whole fam! Zinga and Mani-my jewelz to come! And 2 my unborn kidz... ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME!
FREE Mutula Shakur, Geronimo Pratt, Mumia Abu Jamal, Sekon Odiaga - and all Politikal Prisonerz
Thanx to all the homies in Clinton who kept it real! U know who U R !!