All Eyez on Me

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All Eyez on Me
Alleyezonme.jpg
Studio album by 2Pac
Released February 13, 1996
Recorded October 13–27, 1995
Studio Can-Am Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length 131:39
Label
Producer
2Pac chronology
Me Against the World
(1995)
All Eyez on Me
(1996)
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
(1996)
Singles from All Eyez on Me
  1. "California Love"
    Released: December 28, 1995
  2. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"
    Released: May 7, 1996
  3. "How Do U Want It"
    Released: June 4, 1996
  4. "I Ain't Mad at Cha"
    Released: September 15, 1996

All Eyez on Me is the fourth studio album by American rapper 2Pac, released on February 13, 1996 under Death Row Records and Interscope Records.

The album is frequently recognized as one of the best hip-hop albums.[1] The album featured the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles "How Do U Want It" and "California Love". It featured five singles in all, the most of any of Shakur's albums. Moreover, All Eyez On Me (which was the only Death Row release to be distributed through PolyGram by way of Island Records) made history as the first double-full-length hip-hop solo studio album released for mass consumption. It was issued on two compact discs and four LPs.

All Eyez on Me was the second album from 2Pac to hit number-one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling 566,000 copies in the first week. The album won the 1997 Soul Train R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year Award posthumously.[2][3] Shakur also won the Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the 24th Annual American Music Awards and is also commonly referred to as one of the greatest hip hop/rap albums of all time.[4] The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA on July 23, 2014, almost 18 years after Tupac's death[5][6]

Background[edit]

In October 1995, Suge Knight and Jimmy Iovine paid the $1.4 million bail necessary to get Shakur released from jail on charges of sexual abuse. At the time, Shakur was broke and thus unable to make bail himself. All Eyez On Me was released following an agreement between Knight and Shakur which stated Shakur would make three albums under Death Row Records in return for them paying his bail. Fulfilling part of Shakur's brand new contract, this double-album served as the first two albums of his three album contract.[7][8]

Recording and production[edit]

The songs on All Eyez on Me are, in general, unapologetic celebrations of living the "Thug Lifestyle". Though there is the occasional reminiscence about past and present friends, it is a definite move away from the social and political consciousness of 2Pacalypse Now and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z....[9] The songs on the album along with the name of the album itself, allude to the feeling of being watched. With songs like "Can't C Me" and "All Eyez on Me", 2Pac makes it known that he feels the presence of surveillance, most notably by the police. The album also references the fact the 2Pac is under the attention of many fans, being his fourth studio album.[10]

The album features occasional guest spots from 2Pac's regulars, such as former-Thug Life members and The Outlawz, as well as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, and George Clinton, Rappin' 4-Tay, The Click, Method Man, and Redman among others.[11] The song "Heartz of Men" samples a portion of Richard Pryor's comedy album That Nigger's Crazy. Most of the album was produced by Johnny "J" and Daz Dillinger, with help from Dr. Dre on the songs "California Love", which he himself appeared in also as an album guest spot, and "Can't C Me", which was Clinton's appearance.

Singles[edit]

The first single, "California Love" featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman was released, December 28, 1995.[12] This is perhaps 2Pac's best-known song and his most successful, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks (as a double A-side single with "How Do U Want It") and 5 weeks at number one in New Zealand. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award as a Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman) in 1997.[13] A remix version also produced by Dr. Dre appeared on the album. The song has since been certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[14]

Rapper Snoop Dogg made an appearance on the album's second single "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"

"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" featuring rapper Snoop Dogg, was released as the second single on, May 7, 1996.[15] The video was directed by one of 2Pac's production partners, Gobi M. Rahimi and was filmed four months prior to September 1996 shooting. The prelude for the song shows a parody of Biggie Smalls ("Piggie") and Puff Daddy ("Buff Daddy") in discussion with Shakur about the November 1994 shooting. The beginning of the scene where Tupac is speaking to Biggie is in reference to the movie Scarface where Tony speaks to his alleged killer before shooting him.[16] The song peaked at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[17]

The third single, "How Do U Want It" featuring R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, was released, June 4, 1996.[18] It was a Double A-side single to "California Love" in America. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. There were three videos filmed for the song: two in the same set for the single in April 1996. The video was directed by Ron Hightower and produced by Tracy D. Robinson. These two are distinguished by MPAA rating (one is certified adult material). The video portrays a wild sex party with jacuzzi, mechanical bull riding, cage dancing and pole stripping. All actors and actresses are dressed in renaissance-age costumes, though all clothes are removed for the nude clip. The adult-material video also features numerous porn stars, including Nina Hartley, Heather Hunter, and Angel Kelly.[19] The limousine segment seen in the clean version is the same except no nudity.[20] The third one is the concert version, mostly them performing on stage. There are cameo appearances by K-Ci & JoJo, and fellow group member of Digital Underground Shock G both in the concert and studio segments.[21]

"I Ain't Mad at Cha" featuring singer Danny Boy, was released shortly after Shakur's death as the final single from the album, on September 15, 1996. For the video the song was re-recorded with a live band. The new track was recorded at Can-Am Studios by Conley Abrams. The video was shot weeks before Shakur's death.[22]

Hit 'Em Up[edit]

Shot from the "Hit 'Em Up" music video, with stand-in Biggie on the left, Shakur in the middle, and Lil' Kim on the right.
Main article: Hit 'Em Up

"Hit 'Em Up" is a diss song featuring the Outlawz. It was released on June 4, 1996, as the B-side to the single "How Do U Want It".[23] The song’s lyrics contain vicious insults to several East Coast rappers, including The Notorious B.I.G., Puffy, Mobb Deep, Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease, Chino XL and the entire Junior M.A.F.I.A.. The song was recorded in Los Angeles, California at Can-Am Studios in May 1996. Reporter Chuck Philips, who interviewed Shakur at Can-Am, described the song as "a caustic anti-East Coast jihad in which the rapper threatens to eliminate Biggie, Sean Combs (Puffy), and a slew of Bad Boy artists and other New York acts."[24] The music video for "Hit 'Em Up" was filmed in a warehouse off Slauson Avenue near Fox Hills Mall in Los Angeles in May 1996.[25][26] "Hit 'Em Up" had a large role in exacerbating the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. The song is widely considered by the American hip hop community as one of the greatest "diss tracks" ever recorded.[27] The song didn't appear on All Eyez on Me, due to it being recorded after the release of the album, however, it was included on Shakur's Greatest Hits album in 1998.[28]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[29]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[30]
Entertainment Weekly B+[31]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[32]
NME 9/10[33]
Q 4/5 stars[34]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[35]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[36]
Spin 7/10[37]
USA Today 3/4 stars[38]

All Eyez on Me was included in Rolling Stone's essential recordings of the 1990s.[39] Spin magazine gave it a 7 out of 10, writing that, "As long as you don't expect philanthropy from Tupac, you'll find honesty and some pleasurably twisted scenarios."[40] The record ranked No. 3 on Entertainment Weekly's list of Top 10 albums of 1996.[41] AllMusic stated, "Maybe it was his time in prison, or maybe it was simply his signing with Suge Knight's Death Row label. Whatever the case, 2Pac re-emerged hardened and hungry with All Eyez on Me, the first double-disc album of original material in hip-hop history. With all the controversy surrounding him, 2Pac seemingly wanted to throw down a monumental epic whose sheer scope would make it an achievement of itself. But more than that, it's also an unabashed embrace of the gangsta lifestyle, backing off the sober self-recognition of Me Against the World. Sure, there are a few reflective numbers and dead-homiez tributes, but they're much more romanticized this time around"."Despite some undeniable filler, it is easily the best production 2Pac's ever had on record".[42]

On MTV's Greatest Rappers of All Time list, All Eyez On Me was listed as one of 2Pac's "certified classic" albums, along with 2Pacalypse Now, Me Against the World, and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.[43]

Accolades[edit]

  • The information regarding accolades attributed to All Eyez on Me is adapted from Acclaimed Music.[44]
  • (*) signifies unordered lists
Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
FNAC France The 1000 Best Albums of All Time[45] 2008 461
Rock & Folk The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999[46] 1999 *
Babylon Greece The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s 48
Hip-Hop Connection United Kingdom The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005 2005 35
The New Nation Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 64
Q The Ultimate Music Collection *
90 Albums of the 90s 1999 *
rap.About.com United States 100 Greatest Hip Hop Albums[47] 2008 80
Best Rap Albums of 1996[48] 1
Tom Moon 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die *
Entertainment Weekly The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 87
Ego Trip Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 1999 14
Rolling Stone The Essential Recordings of the 90s *
100 Best Albums of the Nineties[49] 2010 50
Complex (magazine) The 90 Best Rap Albums of the '90s 2014 10

Commercial performance[edit]

All Eyez on Me debuted at number-one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It was the second album from 2Pac to do so,[50] selling 566,000 copies in the first week.[51] All Eyez on Me has shipped 10 million copies in the United States as of July 23, 2014 and has been certified Diamond by the RIAA, which makes it one of the best-selling albums in the U.S.[52][53] The album was certified for 300,000 sales in the UK by BPI by 1 January 1997.[54] It has charted on Billboard 200 for 105 weeks in total.

All Eyez on Me is 2Pac's best selling album.[53] It was re-released in 2001 as enhanced CDs containing the "California Love" music video. Both discs contained the same data track. It was also re-released as a Dual-Disc in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: Book 1
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ambitionz Az a Ridah"   Daz Dillinger 4:39
2. "All About U" (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg, Dru Down, Yaki Kadafi & Hussein Fatal) 4:37
3. "Skandalouz" (featuring Nate Dogg)
  • Shakur
  • Arnaud
Daz Dillinger 4:09
4. "Got My Mind Made Up" (featuring Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Method Man & Redman)
Daz Dillinger 5:14
5. "How Do U Want It" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo)
  • Shakur
  • Jackson
Johnny "J" 4:47
6. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg)
Daz Dillinger 4:07
7. "No More Pain"   DeVante SwingTimbaland 6:14
8. "Heartz of Men"   DJ Quik 4:43
9. "Life Goes On"  
  • Shakur
  • Jackson
  • Stacey Smallie
Johnny "J" 5:02
10. "Only God Can Judge Me" (featuring Rappin' 4-Tay)
  • Shakur
  • Doug Rasheed
  • Doug Rasheed
  • Harold Scrap Freddie
4:57
11. "Tradin' War Stories" (featuring Dramacydal, C-Bo & Storm)
  • Shakur
  • Mike Mosley
5:29
12. "California Love (Remix)" (featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman) Dr. Dre 6:25
13. "I Ain't Mad at Cha" (featuring Danny Boy)
  • Shakur
  • Arnaud
Daz Dillinger 4:53
14. "What'z Ya Phone #" (featuring Danny Boy)
  • Shakur
  • Jackson
  • Johnny "J"
  • 2Pac
5:10
Total length:
67:86
Disc 2: Book 2
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Can't C Me" (featuring George Clinton)
  • Shakur
  • Young
Dr. Dre 5:30
2. "Shorty Wanna Be a Thug"  
  • Shakur
  • Jackson
Johnny "J" 3:51
3. "Holla at Me"  
Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin 4:55
4. "Wonda Why They Call U Bitch"  
  • Shakur
  • Jackson
4:19
5. "When We Ride" (featuring Outlaw Immortalz)
  • DJ Pooh
  • 2Pac
5:09
6. "Thug Passion" (featuring Jewell, Dramacydal & Storm)
  • Johnny "J"
  • 2Pac
5:08
7. "Picture Me Rollin'" (featuring Danny Boy, CPO & Big Syke)
Johnny "J" 5:15
8. "Check Out Time" (featuring Kurupt & Big Syke)
  • Shakur
  • Jackson
  • Himes
  • Brown
  • Johnny "J"
  • 2Pac
4:39
9. "Ratha Be Ya Nigga" (featuring Richie Rich)
  • Shakur
  • Rasheed
Doug Rasheed 4:14
10. "All Eyez on Me" (featuring Big Syke)
Johnny "J" 5:08
11. "Run tha Streetz" (featuring Michel'le, Napoleon & Storm)
  • Shakur
  • Jackson
  • Johnny "J"
  • 2Pac
5:16
12. "Ain't Hard 2 Find" (featuring E-40, B-Legit, D-Shot, C-Bo & Richie Rich)
  • Shakur
  • Mosley
4:30
13. "Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find" (featuring Danny Boy) QDIII 3:58
Total length:
59:52
Notes
  • "All About U" features additional vocals from Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg and uncredited vocals from Dru Down.
  • "Life Goes On" features Stacey Smallie additional backgrounds Nanci Fletcher
  • "Tradin War Stories" features uncredited vocals from CPO.
  • "California Love (Remix)" features background vocals from Barbara Wilson, Nanci Fletcher and Danette Williams.
  • "Can't C Me" features additional vocals from George Clinton and Nanci Fletcher.
  • "Wonder Why They Call U Bitch" originally featured former Bad Boy Records singer Faith Evans, but her vocals were replaced.
  • "Check Out Time" features background vocals from Natasha Walker.
  • "Ratha Be Ya Nigga" features background vocals from Stacey Smallie.
  • Track list, writing and production credits adapted from AllMusic and CD booklet.[55][56]

Sample credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits for All Eyez on Me adapted from AllMusic and CD booklet.[80][81]

  • 2Pac — associate producer, composer, primary artist, producer
  • Suge Knight — executive producer
  • Norris Anderson — production manager
  • Delmar "Daz" Arnaud — composer
  • Dave Aron — engineer, mixing
  • Big Syke — featured artist
  • Larry Blackmon — composer
  • David Blake — composer, mixing, producer, talk box
  • B-Legit — featured artist
  • Bobcat — composer
  • Calvin Broadus — composer
  • R. Brown — composer
  • C-BO — featured artist
  • Larry Chatman — associate producer
  • Rick Clifford — engineer
  • G. Clinton, Jr. — composer
  • George Clinton — composer, featured artist, vocals
  • Nanci Fletcher - featured artist, vocals
  • Dorothy Coleman — background vocals
  • W. Collins — composer
  • Kenn Cox — composer
  • CPO — featured artist
  • Woody Cunningham — composer
  • Tommy D. Daugherty — engineer
  • Danny Boy — featured artist
  • Dat Nigga Daz — featured artist, producer
  • Robert Diggs — composer
  • DJ Pooh — composer, mixing, producer
  • Dr. Dre — composer, featured artist, mixing, producer
  • Tha Dogg Pound — featured artist
  • Nate Dogg — featured artist, vocals
  • Dramacydal — featured artist
  • Dru Down — featured artist
  • Norman Durham — composer
  • E-40 — featured artist
  • Ebony — background vocals
  • Bobby Ervin — composer, producer
  • Fatal — featured artist
  • Brian Gardner — mastering
  • Michael Geiser — associate engineer
  • Yaki Kadafi — featured artist
  • Nathaniel Hale — composer
  • C. Haskins — composer
  • Johnny Jackson — composer
  • Jewell — featured artist
  • Johnny "J" — mixing, producer
  • Puff Johnson — background vocals
  • Jojo the Elf — featured artist
  • E. Jordan — composer
  • Kurupt — featured artist
  • Alvin McGill — associate engineer, engineer
  • Method Man — featured artist
  • Michel'le — featured artist
  • Mike Mosley — assistant engineer, composer, mixing, producer
  • Nanci Fletcher - featured artist
  • Shirley Murdock — composer
  • Ken Nahoum — photography
  • Outlawz — featured artist
  • J.P. Pennington — composer
  • Prince — composer
  • George Pryce — art direction, design
  • QD3 — composer
  • Rappin' 4-Tay — featured artist
  • Doug Rasheed — composer, producer
  • Danny Ray — background vocals
  • Redman — featured artist
  • Richie Rich — featured artist
  • Rick Rock — producer
  • Patrick Shevelin — associate engineer
  • Carl "Butch" Small — percussion
  • Stacey Smallie — background vocals
  • C. Smith — composer
  • Henry "Hendogg" Smith — illustrations
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg — featured artist, vocals
  • Troy Staton — engineer
  • D. Stevens — composer
  • E. Stevens — composer
  • D. Stewart - composer
  • The Storm — featured artist
  • DeVanté Swing — composer, mixing, producer
  • Roy Tesfay — production co-ordination
  • Rahiem Prince Thomas — composer
  • S. Thomas — composer
  • Sean "Barney" Thomas — keyboards
  • Larry Troutman — composer
  • Roger Troutman — composer, featured artist, talk box, unknown contributor role
  • Natasha Walker — background vocals
  • Carlos Warlick — engineer, mixing
  • Barbara Warren — stylist, unknown contributor role
  • Bruce Washington — composer
  • Danette Williams — background vocals
  • Barbara Wilson — background vocals
  • Nanci Fletcher - background vocals
  • Keston Wright — engineer

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[82] 19
Belgium Charts (Flanders)[83] 44
Belgium Charts (Wallonia)[84] 34
Dutch Albums Chart[85] 11
French Albums Chart[86] 15
German Albums Chart[87] 16
New Zealand Albums Chart[88] 15
Norwegian Albums Chart[89] 14
Swedish Albums Chart[90] 5
Switzerland Albums Chart[91] 15
UK R&B Albums Charts[92] 6
UK Albums Chart[93][94] 32
US Billboard 200[95] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[95] 1
Chart (2002) Peak
position
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[96] 65
Chart (2003) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart[97] 62
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[96] 74
French Albums Chart[98] 99

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[99] 97
Preceded by
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 2, 1996 – March 15, 1996
Succeeded by
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[100] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[101] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[102] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[103] 10× Platinum 5,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

All Eyez On Me at AllMusic