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Me Against the World

Me Against the World

Me Against the World

Me Against the World


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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/1998
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0012414163622
catalogNumber: 41636
Rank: 1450


  1. Intro
  2. If I Die 2Nite
  3. Me Against the World
  4. So Many Tears
  5. Temptations
  6. Young Niggaz
  7. Heavy In The Game
  8. Lord Knows
  9. Dear Mama
  10. It Ain't Easy
  11. Can U Get Away
  12. Old School
  13. Fuck the World
  14. Death Around The Corner
  15. Outlaw

Album Credits

Performance Credits

2Pac   Primary Artist,Vocals
Digital Underground   Background Vocals
Lady Levi   Background Vocals
Stretch   Background Vocals
Kim Armstrong   Background Vocals
Darrell Crooks   Guitar
Reggie Green   Background Vocals
Puff Johnson   Background Vocals
Ronnie Vann   Guitar
Thug Life   Background Vocals
Eboni Foster   Background Vocals
G-Money   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jill Rose   Vocals,Spoken Word
Natasha Walker   Background Vocals
Dramacydal   Track Performer,Guest Appearance
Richard Serrell   Background Vocals
Eric "Kenya" Baker   Guitar
Killa   Background Vocals
Rah Rah   Background Vocals
Sweet Franklin   Background Vocals
Richie Rich   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Moe Z M.D.   Background Vocals
Piano Man   Keyboards
Dan O'Leary   Spoken Word
Le-Morrious "Funky Drummer" Tyler   Background Vocals
Milia   Background Vocals
Sara Diamond   Spoken Word
Debbie Hambrick   Spoken Word
Jay Jensen   Spoken Word
Kenyatta Forman   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Betty Wright   Composer
Kevin Toney   Composer
Paul Arnold   Engineer
Easy Mo Bee   Producer
Frankie Beverly   Composer
Norman Durham   Composer
Ezi Cut   Producer
Jeff Griffin   Engineer
Bruce Hawes   Composer
Shock G   Producer
Tomi Jenkins   Composer
Jay Lean   Engineer
Nathan Leftenant   Composer
Eric Lynch   Engineer
Master Tee   Producer
Bob Morris   Engineer
Reggie Noble   Composer
Michael Schlesinger   Engineer
Soulshock   Producer
Charles Simmons   Composer
Colin Wolfe   Composer
Kevin Davis   Engineer
Brian G.   Producer
Johnny J   Producer
Eric Altenburger   Art Direction
Tim Nitz   Engineer
Sam Bostic   Producer
Jill Rose   Producer
Donald Tillery   Composer
Andre Young   Composer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Maxwell Dixon   Composer
Eric "Kenya" Baker   Composer
Willie Clarke   Composer
Mike Mosley   Composer,Producer
Roger Troutman   Composer
Moe Z M.D.   Producer
Tupac Shakur   Composer
Moses   Producer
Randy Walker   Composer
Terence Thomas   Composer
Jay B   Producer
Soulshock & Karlin   Producer
Joseph Jefferson   Composer
Kenneth Karlin   Composer
Tony "D" Pizarro   Producer,Engineer
Yafeu A. Fula   Composer
Le-Morrious "Funky Drummer" Tyler   Composer,Producer
John Buchanan   Composer
Tony Pizarro   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Osten Harvey   Composer
Malcolm Greenidge   Composer
Kevin KD Davis   Engineer
Carsten Shack   Composer
D-Flizno Production Squad   Producer

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