Until the End of Time (Tupac Shakur album)

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Until the End of Time
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 2001
RecordedOctober 14, 1995–September 6, 1996
(2Pac's vocals)

1999–2001
(Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
StudioCan Am Recorders and Skip Saylors
GenreHip hop
Length2:04:05
Label
Producer
2Pac chronology
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
(2000)
Until the End of Time
(2001)
Don't Go 2 Sleep
(2001)
Singles from Until the End of Time
  1. "Until the End of Time"
    Released: February 18, 2001
  2. "Letter 2 My Unborn"
    Released: June 5, 2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic51/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]
RapReviews8.0/10[4]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[5]
HipHopDX4/5 stars[6]

Until the End of Time is the seventh studio album, third posthumous album by rapper Tupac Shakur which is certified 4x platinum by RIAA. It follows his previous posthumous albums R U Still Down? (Remember Me) and Still I Rise. The album consists of material recorded while the rapper was on Death Row Records toward the later end of 1996. A majority of the music compositions were remixed from their original state. Until the End of Time was very highly anticipated and ended up being one of the best selling hip hop albums of 2001. There are only three times "Death Row Records" hasn't been censored on this album[clarification needed]. Those songs are "Until the End of Time" (Both Versions), "U don't Have 2 Worry", and "All Out".[7] The album Itself was according to the All Eyez On Me recording and Makaveli: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, where recorded between those albums as unreleased songs.[clarification needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

Until the End of Time debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and over seas on the UK R&B chart at number 2. On June 10, 2014 it was certified 4x platinum by RIAA.[8] On 22 June 2001 it was certified Silver (60,000) by BPI.[9] On May 24, 2001 it was certified 2x platinum (200,000 units) in Canada.[10]

Accolades[edit]

BET put it number 3 on their list of 'The 25 Best Posthumous Albums of All Time'.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Ballad of a Dead Soulja"Remix by Cold 187um Original by Johnny "J"4:15
2."Fuck Friendz"QDIII5:19
3."Lil' Homies"Johnny "J"3:43
4."Let 'Em Have It" (featuring SKG)L.T. Hutton4:53
5."Good Life" (featuring Big Syke & E.D.I.)Mike Mosley4:17
6."Letter 2 My Unborn"Remix by Trackmasters Original by Johnny "J"3:55
7."Breathin'" (featuring Outlawz)Johnny "J"4:04
8."Happy Home"Remix by Jimmy "JIM GITTUM" Rodgers, Daren Vegas & Crooked I Original by Johnny "J"3:56
9."All Out" (featuring Outlawz)Big Simon Says5:32
10."Fuckin' wit the Wrong Nigga"Hurt-M-Badd3:37
11."Thug N U Thug N Me" (Remix) (featuring K-Ci & JoJo)Johnny "J"4:11
12."Everything They Owe"Johnny "J"3:07
13."Until the End of Time" (featuring R.L. Huggar of Next, back vocals by Anthem)Remix by Trackmasters Original by Johnny "J"4:26
14."M.O.B." (featuring Outlawz & Thug Life)Remix by Ant Banks Original by Kurt Couthan5:01
15."World Wide Mob Figgaz" (featuring Outlawz)Johnny "J"4:37
Disc 2
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Big Syke Interlude" (featuring Big Syke)Cold 187um1:45
2."My Closest Roaddogz"Johnny "J"4:04
3."Niggaz Nature" (Remix) (featuring Lil' Mo)QDIII5:04
4."When Thugz Cry"Johnny "J"4:22
5."U Don't Have 2 Worry" (featuring Outlawz)QDIII5:07
6."This Ain't Livin'"Johnny "J"3:41
7."Why U Turn on Me"Remix by Jimmy "JIM GITTUM" Rodgers, Darren Vegas & Crooked I Original by 2Pac3:32
8."LastOnesLeft" (featuring Outlawz)Johnny "J"3:59
9."Thug N U Thug N Me" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo)Johnny "J"4:29
10."Words 2 My First Born" (featuring Above the Law)DJ Quik4:07
11."Let 'Em Have It" (Remix) (featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes)L.T. Hutton4:25
12."Runnin' on E" (featuring Outlawz & Nutt-So)2Pac5:37
13."When I Get Free" (featuring J. Valentine)Remix by Cold 187um, SR. Shakur Original by Johnny "J"4:30
14."Until the End of Time (Remix)" (featuring Richard Page, back vocals by R.L. Huggar & Anthem)Johnny "J" & Franky "Nitty" Pimentel4:27

Sampling[edit]

Charts[edit]

Albums[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak positions
Australian Charts #37[12]
Austrian Charts #63[13]
Belgium Charts (Flanders) #6[14]
Billboard 200 #1[15]
Canadian Charts #2[15]
Deutsch Charts #23[16]
Dutch Charts #10[17]
French Charts #38[18]
Irish Charts #25[19][20]
New Zealand Charts #24[21]
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums #1[15]
Switzerland Chart #34[22]
UK Chart #31 / #33[23][24]
UK R&B chart #2[25]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[26] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] 4× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "2Pac - Until the End of Time". AllMusic. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Seprick, Evan. "Until the End of Time". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  4. ^ 'Flash' Juon, Steve. "2Pac :: Until the End of Time". RapReviews. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Caramanica, Jon. "Tupac Shakur: Until The End Of Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  6. ^ 23, J-. "2Pac - Until The End Of Time". HipHopDX. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  8. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – July 14, 2015". riaa.com. Archived from the original on June 26, 2007.
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  10. ^ "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada.
  11. ^ "The 25 Best Posthumous Albums of All Time". BET.com. 25 June 2014.
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  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
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  22. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  23. ^ "2Pac – Until The End Of Time". Chart Stats. 2001-04-21. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  24. ^ "2PAC – The Official Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  25. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/r-and-b-albums-chart/20010415/115
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – 2 Pac – Until the End of Time". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  27. ^ "British album certifications – 2 Pac – Until the End of Time". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 September 2013. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Until the End of Time in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  28. ^ "American album certifications – 2 Pac – Until the End of Time". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 15 September 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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