2Pac About

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an actor and a highly influential rapper who is considered by many to be the greatest of all-time due to the revolutionary spirit and thug passion he mixed into his music. During his music career, he made appearances in movies such as his acclaimed debut in Juice (1992), Poetic Justice (1993), and Above the Rim (1994).

Born in Harlem, New York City to Black Panther Party members Billy Garland and Afeni Shakur, Tupac would later move to Baltimore before settling in the Bay Area cities of Oakland and Marin City in the late 1980s. There, he joined his first rap group Strictly Dope with Ray Luv before connecting with Shock G and Digital Underground. He was a roadie and backup dancer for the group before his breakthrough performance on their 1991 song “Same Song.”

2Pac released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, which featured intense storytelling on singles such as “Trapped” and “Brenda’s Got a Baby.” His sophomore album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z featured one of his signature songs, the Digital Underground-assisted “I Get Around.” After working on the Thug Life group album in 1994, 2Pac released Me Against the World the following year, which is considered by many to be his best album, peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200 and receiving a Grammy nomination—all while he sat in prison.

2Pac subsequently joined Death Row Records after they posted his $1.4 million bail and he almost immediately hit the studio to work on his double album All Eyez On Me, which achieved diamond status with over 10 million sales thanks to hits such as “California Love” with Dr. Dre, “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop Dogg, and “How Do U Want It” with K-Ci & JoJo.

During his time with Death Row, 2Pac was seen as a catalyst for the East Coast-West Coast feud of the mid-1990s as he went at Bad Boy Entertainment’s two main figures, Puff Daddy and The Notorious B.I.G., who he thought were involved in his 1994 shooting at Quad Recording Studios in New York City. 2Pac also dissed several other East Coast stars such as JAY-Z, Nas, and Mobb Deep on songs such as “Hit ‘Em Up,” “Bomb First (My Second Reply),” and “Against All Odds” among other unreleased tracks.

On September 7, 1996, after attending the Bruce Seldon-Mike Tyson WBA Heavyweight Championship title fight at the MGM Grand, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later.

Approximately two months after his death, 2Pac’s Makaveli album was released and hit #1 on the Billboard 200 before achieving triple platinum status within six months of its release. Tupac’s mother, Afeni, ended up getting the rights to his unreleased music from Death Row and released several posthumous compilations through her Amaru Entertainment label. In 2017, 2Pac was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. To date, 2Pac has sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists in the world.

2Pac Albums

Best of 2Pac Part 2: Life Best of 2Pac Part 2: Life 2Pac Released December 4, 2007 6 83
Best of 2Pac Part 1: Thug Best of 2Pac Part 1: Thug 2Pac Released December 4, 2007 5 95
Nu Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (Mixtape) Nu Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (Mixtape) 2Pac Released August 14, 2007 6 74
Pac’s Life Pac’s Life 2Pac Released November 21, 2006 9 82
Live at the House Of Blues Live at the House Of Blues 2Pac Released October 3, 2005 8 67
Loyal to the Game Loyal to the Game 2Pac Released December 12, 2004 9 84
2Pac Live 2Pac Live 2Pac Released August 10, 2004 7 72
Tupac: Resurrection Tupac: Resurrection 2Pac Released November 11, 2003 7 75
Nu-Mixx Klazzics Nu-Mixx Klazzics 2Pac Released October 7, 2003 7 84
Better Dayz Better Dayz 2Pac Released November 26, 2002 17 91
Greatest Hits Greatest Hits 2Pac Released November 24, 1998 10 96
In His Own Words In His Own Words 2Pac Released July 21, 1998 1 89
R U Still Down? (Remember Me) R U Still Down? (Remember Me) 2Pac Released November 25, 1997 11 84
How Do U Want (Maxi-Single) How Do U Want (Maxi-Single) 2Pac Released June 4, 1996 2 77
All Eyez on Me All Eyez on Me 2Pac Released February 13, 1996 9 92
Me Against the World Me Against the World 2Pac Released March 14, 1995 6 101
Dear Mama (Remixes) Dear Mama (Remixes) 2Pac Released February 21, 1995 2 73
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... 2Pac Released February 16, 1993 8 70
Holler if Ya Hear Me Holler if Ya Hear Me 2Pac Released February 4, 1993 1 90
2Pacalypse Now 2Pacalypse Now 2Pac Released November 12, 1991 3 69

2Pac Lyricsby Popularity

1 Unconditional Love 2Pac 233 2 Thugz Mansion (Nas Acoustic) (Ft. J. Phoenix & Nas) 2Pac 153 3 Life Goes On 2Pac 147 4 Unconditional Love 2Pac 141 5 Hit 'Em Up (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 136 6 Troublesome '96 2Pac 115 7 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted (Ft. Snoop Dogg) 2Pac 114 8 All About U (Ft. Dru Down, Hussein Fatal, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg & Yaki Kadafi) 2Pac 114 9 The Realist Killaz (Ft. 50 Cent) 2Pac 113 10 All Eyez On Me (Nu-Mixx) (Ft. Big Syke) 2Pac 113 11 Ghetto Star (Ft. Nutt-So) 2Pac 108 12 Temptations 2Pac 108 13 When We Ride on Our Enemies (Briss Remix) 2Pac 104 14 Keep Ya Head Up 2Pac 103 15 Starin' Through My Rear View (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 103 16 Street Fame- Briss Remix 2Pac 101 17 All Eyez on Me (Ft. Big Syke) 2Pac 101 18 Me Against the World (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 99 19 Dear Mama 2Pac 99 20 Intro (The Rose Vol. 2) (Ft. Black Ice) 2Pac 98 21 Hit 'Em Up (Nu-Mixx) (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 98 22 Who Do You Believe In (Ft. Big Pimpin' Delemond, Nanci Fletcher & Yaki Kadafi) 2Pac 98 23 Cradle 2 The Grave (Original Version) by Thug Life 2Pac 98 24 Dear Mama 2Pac 97 25 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted (Ft. Snoop Dogg) 2Pac 95 26 So Many Tears 2Pac 94 27 Ambitionz Az a Ridah 2Pac 94 28 Ghost 2Pac 93 29 Same Song by Digital Underground 2Pac 92 30 Hennessey (Ft. Obie Trice) 2Pac 91 31 Out on Bail (Ft. A.B. Money) 2Pac 90 32 Life Goes On (Nu-Mixx) 2Pac 90 33 Nothing to Lose (Ft. Y?N-Vee) 2Pac 90 34 I Ain't Mad At Cha (Ft. Danny Boy Steward) 2Pac 90 35 Playa Cardz Right by Keyshia Cole (Ft. 2Pac) 2Pac 89 36 Life of an Outlaw (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 89 37 How Do U Want It (Nu-Mixx 2) 2Pac 88 38 Never Call U B**** Again (Ft. Tyrese) 2Pac 88 39 Thug Style 2Pac 88 40 Death Around the Corner 2Pac 87 41 Ghetto Gospel (Ft. Elton John) 2Pac 86 42 Soon as I Get Home (Ft. Yaki Kadafi) 2Pac 86 43 Intro (Better Dayz) 2Pac 85 44 I Get Around (Ft. Digital Underground) 2Pac 85 45 Starin' Through My Rear View Remix (Ft. Dwele) 2Pac 84 46 Toss It Up (Ft. Aaron Hall, Danny Boy Steward & K-Ci & JoJo) 2Pac 84 47 Keep Goin' (Nu-Mixx Remix) (Ft. Hussein Fatal) 2Pac 83 48 So Many Tears 2Pac 83 49 When I Get Free II (Remix) (Ft. J. Valentine) 2Pac 82 50 Crooked Nigga Too (Raphael Saadiq Remix) (Ft. Raphael Saadiq) 2Pac 82 51 Only God Can Judge Me (Ft. Rappin' 4-Tay) 2Pac 82 52 Whatcha Gonna Do (Ft. Kastro & Young Noble) 2Pac 82 53 U Can Call- Jazze Pha Remix (Ft. Jazze Pha) 2Pac 82 54 The Sun & the Moon (Ft. Chief Okena Littlehawk) 2Pac 82 55 Hail Mary (Rock Remix) (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 81 56 If I Fail (Ft. Dead Prez) 2Pac 80 57 Poetry (Ft. Pac's Kids) 2Pac 80 58 Still Ballin’- Nitty Remix (Ft. Trick Daddy) 2Pac 79 59 Don't You Trust Me (Ft. Dido) 2Pac 78 60 Thug 4 Life 2Pac 78 61 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted (Nu-Mixx) (Ft. Crooked I) 2Pac 78 62 Hellrazor (Ft. Stretch & Val Young) 2Pac 78 63 I Get Around (Ft. Digital Underground) 2Pac 78 64 Brenda's Got a Baby (Ft. Dave Hollister) 2Pac 77 65 Bury Me a G by Thug Life (Ft. Natasha Walker) 2Pac 77 66 Heartz Of Men (Nu-Mixx) 2Pac 77 67 Fair Xchange- Mya Remix (Ft. Mýa) 2Pac 77 68 Only God Can Judge Me (Ft. Rappin' 4-Tay) 2Pac 77 69 Pour Out a Little Liquor by Thug Life 2Pac 76 70 Catchin Feelins (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 76 71 Hail Mary (Ft. Outlawz & Prince Ital Joe) 2Pac 76 72 Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find (Ft. Danny Boy Steward) 2Pac 76 73 Hail Mary (Ft. Outlawz & Prince Ital Joe) 2Pac 75 74 Changed Man- Jazze Pha Remix (Ft. Jazze Pha, Johntá Austin & T.I.) 2Pac 75 75 Young Niggaz 2Pac 75 76 Old School 2Pac 75 77 Souljah's Revenge 2Pac 75 78 Dumpin' (Ft. Carl Thomas, Hussein Fatal & Papoose) 2Pac 74 79 Sleep (Ft. Chamillionaire & Young Buck) 2Pac 74 80 Pac's Life Remix (Ft. Ashanti, Chris Starr, Snoop Dogg & T.I.) 2Pac 74 81 Untouchable (Ft. Gravy, Hussein Fatal & Yaki Kadafi) 2Pac 74 82 Thugs Get Lonely Too (Ft. Nate Dogg) 2Pac 74 83 Hail Mary (Nu-Mixx) (Ft. Outlawz & Prince Ital Joe) 2Pac 74 84 Never B Peace- Nitty Remix (Ft. E.D.I. Mean & Kastro) 2Pac 74 85 I Wonder if Heaven Got a Ghetto 2Pac 74 86 Lord Knows 2Pac 74 87 Picture Me Rollin' (Outlawz Remix) (Ft. Danny Boy Steward & Outlawz) 2Pac 73 88 Whatz Next (Ft. A3 & Jay Rock) 2Pac 73 89 They Don’t Give A F*** About Us (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 73 90 When the Heart Turns Cold (Ft. Sonia Sanchez) 2Pac 73 91 Thug Blues (Ft. The IMPACT Theatre Group, Lamar Antwon Robinson & Tina Thomas Bayyan) 2Pac 73 92 The Case of the Misplaced Mic II 2Pac 72 93 Gin and Juice (Live 1996) (Ft. Tha Dogg Pound) 2Pac 72 94 Ghetto Gospel (Ft. Elton John) 2Pac 72 95 Ambitionz Az A Ridah (Nu-Mixx) 2Pac 72 96 Late Night (Ft. DJ Quik & Outlawz) 2Pac 72 97 Open Fire 2Pac 72 98 Ready 4 Whatever (Ft. Big Syke) 2Pac 72 99 Enemies With Me (Ft. Outlawz) 2Pac 72 100 Keep Ya Head Up 2Pac 72 101 Fallen Star (Ft. Talib Kweli) 2Pac 71 102 Loyal to the Game (G-Unit Remix) (Ft. G-Unit) 2Pac 71 103 Tattoo Tears (Live) 2Pac 71 104 To Live and Die in L.A. (Ft. Val Young) 2Pac 71 105 Thug Passion (Ft. Jewell, Outlawz & Storm) 2Pac 71 106 Thugz Mansion (Acoustic/Original) (Ft. J. Phoenix) 2Pac 70 107 Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None) (Live 1996) (Ft. Tha Dogg Pound) 2Pac 70 108 California Love (Ft. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman) 2Pac 70 109 Wife 4 Life (Ft. 4th Avenue Jones, Ahmad, K-Ci Hailey & Tena Jones) 2Pac 69 110 California Love (Ft. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman) 2Pac 69 111 Heavy in the Game (Ft. Eboni Foster, Lady Levi & Richie Rich) 2Pac 69 112 Holler if Ya Hear Me (Ft. Live Squad) 2Pac 69 113 Only 4 the Righteous (Vol. 2 Version) (Ft. Yo-Yo) 2Pac 68 114 All About U (Live) 2Pac 68 115 One Day at a Time (Em’s Version) (Ft. Eminem & Outlawz) 2Pac 68 116 There U Go (Ft. Big Syke, Jazze Pha & Outlawz) 2Pac 68 117 Dear Mama (Big Mama Mix) 2Pac 68 118 Trapped (Ft. Shock G) 2Pac 67 119 Panther Power by Strictly Dope 2Pac 67 120 Doggfather (Live 1996) 2Pac 67