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  • Audio CD (March 20 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000005Z0E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
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1. Young Black Male
2. Trapped
3. Soulja's Story
4. I Don't Give A Fuck
5. Violent
6. Words Of Wisdom....
7. Something Wicked
8. Crooked Ass Nigga
9. If My Homie Calls
10. Brenda's Got A Baby
11. Tha' Lunatic
12. Rebel Of The Underground
13. Part Time Mutha

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All the elements that made this rap star great are already in place on this authoritative debut, released when he was not even yet of drinking age. "Young Black Male" and "Trapped" exemplify his more overtly political style, later abandoned when he signed up with the Death Row label; "Crooked Ass Nigga" is the kind of violent gangsta-rap tune that made 2Pac a bogeyman to the genre's foes. On "I Don't Give a Fuck," Shakur keeps his humor up while conveying the oppressive reaction a young black male encounters while performing the most mundane of tasks: buying some chips. "Brenda's Got a Baby" is a cautionary tale that shows Shakur at his poetic best: evocative and sympathetic, never condescending. The energetic production by 2Pac's Digital Underground pals is fully focused on unleashing his strengths rather than simply rehashing the successful DU sound. --Gregg Turkington

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Format: Audio CD
Tupac's road to domination in rap music started here, would you believe? And I'm not saying that to put down 2Pac but to give him props because I can feel what Tupac is saying in this record. His words are true but my man Nathan is right, this are pretty heavy lyrics and music which will offend those with the faint ears. Out of all the 2Pac albums, I have never heard 2Pac swear in so much songs so many times in an album but this.
A.K.A. his first record, 2Pac was seen more as a gangsta in here. His words made people to believe that he was a menace to society that his music should be banned for the amount of swearing and violence he portrayed. But not even that could stop this album from being a great one: there were also good songs too. Whether it was from the story telling tale of a young girl who got pregnant (Brenda's Got a Baby, which just so happens to be a true story) to the pride in the black nation song (Words of Wisdom), 2Pac couldn't have done it better.
Now 2Pac went through a lot of bad things in his life- grew up with no childhood friends, moved from place to place often, mother was in jail when he was born, mother was part of the Black Panthers, step-father was sentenced to prison etc. And I believe things just couldn't get any worse than what happened to 2Pac. This album kind of overlooks his past life and he takes out his anger on the world for what had happened to him. I Don't Give a F*ck is simply a negative song displaying his political side. In him, I could see a young Chuck-D. He has never been so anti-political in any of his records than 2Pacalypse Now. Crooked Ass Nigga (feat. 2Pac's true homeboy, Stretch) clearly states that he's a man with nothing to lose and Young Black Male writes out the pride of the black nation.
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Although i am not a huge fan of rap, especially the rap that is out now a days, i just had to write a review of this classic. A young Tupac Shakur, who is in my opinion the true king of hip hop releases this anti-commericial gem of an album way back in 91. Forget the big bass heavy drum beats, the fake thug posing , the tough guy lyrics and rap wars. This is as real as it gets. tupac raps visionary lines through a series of minimalist but very attractable beats. Remember this was written in 91 before the west coast sound was changed by death row records. This proves an album could stand the test of time without having those pounding futuristic beats. Just simple catchy songs and great songwriting and performing by the young tupac shakur. To think a 20 year old could write something so astounding and meaningful with his first album is absolutely incredible. This album proves tupac's genious more so than any other of the records in his catalogue. Songs like violent, young black male, soulja's story, and brenda's got a baby are so real and written so well it hurts. Part time mutha is my personal favorite tupac song of all time. very brilliant catchy use of the motown beat, with lyrics and imagery unparalelled in rap history. Completely sucks you in to a story of a young women from the ghetto, molested and inpregnated, abused, and poverty sticken. The unknown voice of a female rapper used to play the part. This just does not happen in rap today. the imagery and story telling, the realness of this album has not and will not be touched again. Rest in peace Tupac Shakur. The best mind in hip hop history.
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Pac's album came out when he was 19. Over the next five years, his style would mature, and his abilities as an MC would improve, but this album and Strictly offered up some of his best storytelling raps and most of his great political commentary tracks.
For someone to consider this debut "mediocre" or "disappointing," they must not be able to understand the hip hop climate of the late 80s and early 90s, before The Chronic. Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Ice T etc. all made headlines and splashes with albums that covered the same topics as 2pacalypse. They must also overlook the fact that Brenda's Got A Baby, Violent, Soulja's Story, If My Homie Calls, Trapped and Part Time Mutha might be the largest and best collection of hood stories ever told in rap form all on one album.
If you're looking for the GFunk beats of Chronic or the production on Illmatic and Ready 2 Die, you won't find them here or in any other album in 1991. With that said, how can anyone claim that these tracks don't have tight beats?
This was an incredible album created by a kid at a young age.
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I would like to start by saying that I'm one of the realest 2pac followers in this planet. He's my favorite rapper along with Daz, Krayzie Bone, TQ, Kurupt, Too Short and all those G-funk dudes. I wanna be totally honest. This got to be the weakest 'Pac album there is alongside "R U Still Down" (excluding "Lost Tapes", which is an unofficial album). There is maybe only one standout track on this album, and that is "Brenda's Got A Baby". All other songs range between downright horrible to pretty decent. This got to be one of the weakest debut album by a rapper alongside 50's "Get Rich or Die Trying" (if you can call 50 a "rapper"). Other rappers dropped bombs on they debut albums. Nasty Nas dropped a nuclear bomb in "Illmatic", which many people hailed as the best album ever; Biggie put the East Coast on top with "Ready to Die"; Big L had a debut gem in "Lifestylez...."; Dr. Dre puts the G-funk sound on the map for good alongside Snoop's "Doggystyle", Warren G's "Regulate", Nate's "G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2". Wu Tang Clan dropped an atomic bomb with their classic debut album "36 Chambers"; DMX had a pretty good debut with "It's Dark...."; Big Pun became the first Latino rapper to go platinum with his classic debut "Capital Punishment"; while Gay-Z had a pretty respectable debut with "Reasonable Doubt" (although I don't like Gay-Z, I would be a hypocrite if I say that this album isn't good, it's pretty decent". But the good thing about 2Pac is that he gets better and better in his next albums. After this somewhat disappointing debut album (which was heavily criticized by then Vice President Dan Quayle saying Pac's music "had no place in our society"), he released the critically acclaimed "Strictly 4 My NiGG*Z" - which eventually reached platinum.Read more ›
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