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 48
Best of 2Pac Part 1: Thug Best of 2Pac Part 1: Thug 2Pac Released December 4, 2007 5 46
Nu Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (Mixtape) Nu Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (Mixtape) 2Pac Released August 14, 2007 6 44
Pac’s Life Pac’s Life 2Pac Released November 21, 2006 9 55
Live at the House Of Blues Live at the House Of Blues 2Pac Released October 3, 2005 8 41
Loyal to the Game Loyal to the Game 2Pac Released December 12, 2004 9 42
2Pac Live 2Pac Live 2Pac Released August 10, 2004 7 43
Tupac: Resurrection Tupac: Resurrection 2Pac Released November 11, 2003 7 45
Nu-Mixx Klazzics Nu-Mixx Klazzics 2Pac Released October 7, 2003 7 51
Better Dayz Better Dayz 2Pac Released November 26, 2002 17 47
Greatest Hits Greatest Hits 2Pac Released November 24, 1998 10 65
In His Own Words In His Own Words 2Pac Released July 21, 1998 1 46
R U Still Down? (Remember Me) R U Still Down? (Remember Me) 2Pac Released November 25, 1997 11 46
How Do U Want (Maxi-Single) How Do U Want (Maxi-Single) 2Pac Released June 4, 1996 2 43
All Eyez on Me All Eyez on Me 2Pac Released February 13, 1996 9 53
Me Against the World Me Against the World 2Pac Released March 14, 1995 6 46
Dear Mama (Remixes) Dear Mama (Remixes) 2Pac Released February 21, 1995 2 37
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... 2Pac Released February 16, 1993 8 38
Holler if Ya Hear Me Holler if Ya Hear Me 2Pac Released February 4, 1993 1 46
2Pacalypse Now 2Pacalypse Now 2Pac Released November 12, 1991 3 37

2Pac Lyricsby Popularity

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