2Pacalypse Now

Release date
5 Jul 2011
Running length
13 tracks
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1 Young Black Male 2:35 41,911
2 Trapped 4:43 102,323
3 Soulja's Story 5:06 37,403
4 I Don't Give a Fuck 4:20 45,323
5 Violent 6:26 21,821
6 Words Of Wisdom 4:55 22,456
7 Something Wicked 2:29 19,099
8 Crooked Ass Nigga 4:18 19,710
9 If My Homie Calls 4:18 24,893
10 Brenda's Got a Baby 3:54 120,814
11 Tha' Lunatic 3:29 18,685
12 Rebel of the Underground 3:16 31,795
13 Part Time Mutha 5:14 27,838

About this album

2Pacalypse Now is the debut album by rapper 2Pac, released in November 1991.

Though less polished and lacking the hard-hitting produced beats of his later albums, it is his most overtly political work. He addresses social problems such as racism, police brutality, poverty, teenage pregnancy, and drug use, some issues giving a lyrical glimpse into the world of a young black person on the urban streets of the United States.

2Pacalypse Now is hailed by many critics and fans for its underground feel, with many rappers such as Nas, Eminem, 50 Cent, Game, and Talib Kweli having pointed to it as a source for inspiration[1]. Although the album was originally released on Jive Records, Priority Records, (Prioirty distributed Interscope’s early releases in conjunction with Atlantic Records), Interscope, Amaru Entertainment, the label owned by the mother of Tupac Shakur, has since gained the rights to it. The album’s name is a reference to the 1979 film Apocalypse Now. It was produced in Rearcross. The album generated significant controversy stemming from Dan Quayle’s public criticism after a youth in Texas shot a state trooper and his defense attorney claimed he was influenced by 2Pacalypse Now and its strong theme of police brutality. Quayle made the statement, “There’s no reason for a record like this to be released. It has no place in our society.”

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