February 13, 2021

2Pac "All Eyez On Me" (Press Kit, 1996)

"Despite controversy and conflict, this fiery young man whose every act is watched by those who want to destroy as well as those who seek to elevate, wields more power and influence than ever. Still, after nearly a year of incarceration, 2Pac has emerged not only with the rage and pride he was born with intact but with a new understanding as well. On All Eyez On Me, his fourth solo album, the first on Death Row Records, 2Pac is more than simply revealing the hard reality of the world. His recent travails have also reawakened him to the hopes of a world yet to be achieved, yet to be created for and by those who have no voice. Today, 2Pac is a free man not just in body but in spirit. "I just said what I wanted to say," says 2Pac of All Eyez On Me, "and it liberated me. I let go of the anger." The first double CD in the history of rap, All Eyez On Me exploded out of 2Pac almost immediately after he was released from prison. According to him, none of it was even conceived until that moment. Out on a Thursday, he was in the studio that Saturday. By the end of the weekend, he already had four songs completed. The 2Pac two-pack runs more than two hours and contains 27 cuts, including the first single, "California Love" (co-produced and featuring Dr. Dre and written by 2Pac), "2 of Americaz Most Wanted" and "All Bout U" with Snoop Doggy Dogg, "How Do U Want It" (produced by Johnny "J" and featuring KC and JoJo), "Heartz Of Men" (produced by DJ Quik), "No More Pain" (produced and mixed by De Vante Swing) and "Got My Mind Made Up" with Dat N!gga Daz, Kurupt, Redman and Method Man. Executive produced by Suge Knight, All Eyez On Me marks another landmark achievement for Death Row Records, a label whose success has earned the title 'The Motown of Rap.'" - Press Kit, 1996. Revisit All Eyez On Me below... Rest In Peace, Tupac.

Below is a breakdown of all the credits for each track...