Until the End of Time is the third posthumous studio album released from the late rapper Tupac Shakur. This album consists of a collection of unreleased material and remix end songs from Tupac's "Makaveli" period while signed to Death Row Records. This album was the second solo album released without Shakur's creative input. Until the End of Time was very highly anticipated and ended up being the best selling hip hop album in 2001.
The single "Until the End of Time" features Richard Page and contains a sample from the song "Broken Wings", a 1985 song by Mr. Mister (from which Page is lead singer). The video for this song featured a compilation of unreleased footage of Tupac Shakur. Suge Knight and Afeni Shakur were the executive producers of this album, with ten of the songs being produced by longtime Tupac producer and friend Johnny "J". Most of the tracks were remixed from their original master tape versions and were censored of any references to Death Row Records or its artists (for example, the track "This Ain't Livin" has a shout out to Snoop Dogg, but due to him being a Death Row artist, it was censored to prevent Amaru's association with the label, although this was a joint release between the two labels). Songs like "Fuckin' with the Wrong Nigga", "Ballad of a Dead Soulja", "Good Life", "LastOnesLeft", "Runnin' On E" are the only tracks known to have been kept true to the original mixes, albeit "Ballad of a Dead Soulja" is missing a couple of instruments to keep from registering the original C. Mayfield sample. The only tracks that weren't censored of Death Row were "All Out", "U Don't Have 2 Worry" and both remixes of "Until The End Of Time".
Until the End of Time debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 427,000 copies. It has sold 2,220,589 copies in the United States as of 2011. On June 10, 2014 it was certified 4x platinum by RIAA. On 22 June 2001 it was certified Sliver (60,000) by BPI. On May 24, 2001 it was certified 2x platinum (200,000 units) in Canada.
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