Me Against the World

Me Against the World

by 2Pac2Pac


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/1998
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0012414163622
catalogNumber: 41636
Rank: 2381

Album Credits

Performance Credits

2Pac   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 Credits

Paul 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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