Tupac: Resurrection (soundtrack)

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Tupac: Resurrection
Resurrectioncoverfront.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2003 (US)
Genre
Length54:59
LabelAmaru Entertainment
Producer
2Pac chronology
Nu-Mixx Klazzics
(2003)
Tupac: Resurrection
(2003)
2Pac Live
(2004)
Singles from Tupac: Resurrection
  1. "Runnin' (Dying to Live)"
    Released: September 6, 2003
  2. "One Day at a Time (Em's Version)"
    Released: March 22, 2004

Tupac: Resurrection was released by Amaru Entertainment as the soundtrack for the Academy Award-nominated 2003 documentary, Tupac: Resurrection. Eminem produced major parts of this album.

Background[edit]

It includes several previously released 2Pac recordings, including "Death Around the Corner" from Me Against the World, "Secretz of War" from Still I Rise, "Holler If Ya Hear Me" from Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. and "Rebel of the Underground" from 2Pacalypse Now; and unreleased 2Pac verses re-constructed into new tracks such as "Ghost", "One Day at a Time", and "Runnin (Dying to Live)".

Singles[edit]

Single information
"One Day at a Time (Em's Version)"
  • Released: 2003
  • B-side:
"Runnin' (Dying to Live)"

Production[edit]

Afeni Shakur executively produced the album.

The album features The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, 50 Cent, Outlawz, and Digital Underground.

"Intro", "Ghost", "Death Around The Corner", "Bury Me A G" and "Str8 Ballin'" do not actually feature in the movie, but appear on the album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
RapReviews.com8/10[3]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars [4]
Uncut4/5 stars[5]

The album received positive to neutral reviews.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold more than 420,000 copies in its first week.

It has sold 1,666,335 copies in the United States as of 2011.[6]

It went platinum in the United States[7] and gold in the United Kingdom.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The song "Runnin' (Dying to Live)" won the Top Soundtrack Song of the Year award at the 2005 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducerLength
1."Intro" (previously unreleased) 0:05
2."Ghost" (previously unreleased)Eminem4:17
3."One Day at a Time (Em's Version)" (with Eminem feat. Outlawz) (previously unreleased)Eminem3:44
4."Death Around the Corner" (from Me Against The World, 1995)Johnny "J"4:07
5."Secretz of War" (feat. Outlawz) (from Still I Rise, 1999)Johnny "J"4:13
6."Runnin' (Dying to Live)" (feat. The Notorious B.I.G.) (released in 2002)Eminem3:51
7."Holler If Ya Hear Me" (from Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z, 1993)Stretch4:38
8."Starin' Through My Rear View" (feat. Outlawz) (from Gang Related soundtrack, 1997)
5:11
9."Bury Me a G" (feat. Thug Life) (from Thug Life Volume 1, 1994)Thug Music5:00
10."Same Song" (feat. Digital Underground, from This Is an EP Release, 1991)Shock G3:57
11."Panther Power" (feat. Tyson) (from Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988–1991, 2000)Chopmaster J and Strictly Dope4:36
12."Str8 Ballin'" (from Thug Life Volume 1, 1994)Easy Mo Bee5:04
13."Rebel of the Underground" (from 2Pacalypse Now, 1991)Shock G3:17
14."The Realist Killaz" (feat. 50 Cent) (previously unreleased)Red Spyda2:59
Total length:54:59
Sample credits

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak positions
Belgium Charts (Flanders) #41[9]
Billboard 200 #2[10]
Canadian Charts #3[10]
Dutch Charts #36[11]
Deutsch Charts #76[12]
French Charts #57[13]
Irish Charts #25[14]
Switzerland Charts #68[15]
Top R&B/Rap Albums #3[10]
UK Charts #62[16]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,666,335[19]^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Tupac: Resurrection [Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture] - 2Pac, Tupac Shakur". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ RapReviews review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ Uncut review
  6. ^ "Tupac Month: 2Pac's Discography". Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Award - bpi". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Tupac - Resurrection". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  10. ^ a b c "2Pac". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tupac - Resurrection". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  12. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tupac - Resurrection". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  14. ^ http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240002&arch=t&lyr=2003&year=2003&week=46"
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tupac - Resurrection". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  16. ^ "2PAC - The Official Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  17. ^ "Award - bpi". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Tupac Month: 2Pac's Discography". Retrieved 27 May 2013.