Until the End of Time (Tupac Shakur album)

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Until the End of Time
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Studio album by 2Pac
Released March 27, 2001
Recorded October 14, 1995–August 29, 1996
(2Pac's vocals)

2001
(Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
Genre
Length 124:05
Label
Producer
2Pac chronology
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
(2000)
Until the End of Time
(2001)
Better Dayz
(2002)
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
Source Rating
Metacritic (51/100) link
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
The A.V. Club (mixed) link
Entertainment Weekly B link
HipHopDX 4/5 stars link
NME (6/10) link
RapReviews (8.0/10) link
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars link
Wall of Sound (49/100) link at the Wayback Machine (archived April 5, 2001)
Music Box 5/5 stars

Until the End of Time is the seventh studio album, third posthumous album by the late 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 is only three times "Death Row Records" hasn't been censored on this album. Those songs are Until the End of Time (Both Versions), U don't Have 2 Worry and All Out.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

Until the End of Time debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. On June 10, 2014 it was certified 4x platinum by RIAA.[2] On 22 June 2001 it was certified Silver (60,000) by BPI.[3] On May 24, 2001 it was certified 2x platinum (200,000 units) in Canada.[4]

Accolades[edit]

BET put it number 3 on their list of 'The 25 Best Posthumous Albums of All Time'.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Ballad of a Dead Soulja" Remix by Cold 187um Original by Johnny "J" 4:15
2. "Fuck Friendz" QDIII 5:19
3. "Lil' Homies" Johnny "J" 3:43
4. "Let Em Have It" (featuring SKG) L.T. Hutton 4:53
5. "Good Life" (featuring Big Syke & E.D.I.) Mike Mosley 4:17
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 JIM GITTUM, Daren Vegas & Crooked I Original by Johnny "J" 3:56
9. "All Out" (featuring Outlawz) Big Simon Says 5:32
10. "Fuckin' wit' the Wrong Nigga" Hurt-M-Badd 3:37
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 Couthan 5:01
15. "World Wide Mob Figgaz" (featuring Outlawz) Johnny "J" 4:37
Disc 2
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Big Syke Interlude" (featuring Big Syke) Cold 187um 1:45
2. "My Closest Roaddogz" Johnny "J" 4:04
3. "Niggaz Nature" (Remix) (featuring Lil' Mo) QDIII 5:04
4. "When Thugz Cry" Johnny "J" 4:22
5. "U Don't Have 2 Worry" (featuring Outlawz) QDIII 5:07
6. "This Ain't Livin'" Johnny "J" 3:41
7. "Why U Turn on Me" Remix by JIM GITTUM, Darren Vegas & Crooked I Original by 2Pac 3:32
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 Quik 4:07
11. "Let Em Have It" (Remix) (featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes) L.T. Hutton 4:25
12. "Runnin' on E" (featuring Outlawz & Nutt-So) 2Pac 5:37
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" Pimentel 4:27

Unused Tracks

  • Komradz (Johnny J Remix), featuring the Outlawz – unused original from "All Eyez on Me" (Unreleased)
  • Watch Ya' Mouth (QDIII Remix) – unused original from "The Don Killumiinati: The 7 Day Theory" (Unreleased)
  • Fade Me (Johnny J Remix) – unused original of, All Eyez on Me" (Unreleased)
  • Until the End of Time (Johnny J Remix) featuring Jon B
  • Still Ballin' (Johnny J Remix) featuring Napoleon & Young Noble – Later remixed again in Better Dayz album (2002)
  • Everything They Owe (On-Beat Johnny J Remake)
  • Letter To My Unborn Child (Johnny J Remix) – unused original from, All Eyez on Me"
  • Thug N U, Thug N Me (Johnny J Remix)
  • World Wide Mob Figgaz (Additional Chorus) featuring the Outlawz
  • Ballad of a Dead Soulja (Johnny J Remix)
  • Ballad of a Dead Soulja (Alternative Remix) featuring 6 Feet Deep

Sample credits

  • "Ballad of a Dead Soulja"
    • "Little Child Running Wild" by Curtis Mayfield
  • "Letter 2 My Unborn"
  • "Until the End of Time"
    • "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister
  • "When Thugz Cry"
    • "Fragile" by Sting

Sampling[edit]

Charts[edit]

Albums[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak positions
Australian Charts #37[7]
Austrian Charts #63[8]
Belgium Charts (Flanders) #6[9]
Billboard 200 #1[10]
Canadian Charts #2[10]
Deutsch Charts #23[11]
Dutch Charts #10[12]
French Charts #38[13]
Irish Charts #25[14][15]
New Zealand Charts #24[16]
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums #1[10]
Switzerland Chart #34[17]
UK Chart #31 / #33[18][19]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[20] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] 4× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  2. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – July 14, 2015". http://www.riaa.com.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Certified Awards". bpi.co.uk. 
  4. ^ "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada. 
  5. ^ "The 25 Best Posthumous Albums of All Time". BET.com. 25 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "samples used in 2PAC songs all 80's songs". Remixboard.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  9. ^ "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  10. ^ a b c "2Pac". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  11. ^ 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 2011-09-19. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-track.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  15. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-track.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac – Until The End Of Time". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  18. ^ "2Pac – Until The End Of Time". Chart Stats. 2001-04-21. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  19. ^ "2PAC – The Official Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – 2 Pac – Until the End of Time". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "British album certifications – 2 Pac – Until the End of Time". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 September 2013.  Enter Until the End of Time in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  22. ^ "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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Hot Shot by Shaggy
Billboard 200 number-one album
April 14, 2001 – April 20, 2001
Succeeded by
Now 6 by Various artists