Label: Death Row Records - METHOD037 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: New Zealand • Genre: Hip Hop, Stage & Screen • Style: Thug Rap, Gangsta
All Eyez on Me is the fourth studio album by American rapper 2Pac and the last to be released during his lifetimereleased on February 13,by Death Row and Interscope Records.
It featured five singles in all, the most of any of Shakur's albums. Moreover, All Eyez on Me made history as the first ever double-full-length hip-hop solo studio album released for mass consumption globally. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA on July 23,eighteen years after Shakur's death,   with shipments of over 5 million copies each disc in the double album counted as a separate unit for certification. At the time, Shakur was broke and thus unable to make bail himself.
All Eyez on Me was released following an agreement between Knight and Shakur which stated Shakur would make three albums under Death Row Records in return for them paying his bail.
Fulfilling part of Shakur's brand new contract, this double-album served as the first two albums of his three-album contract. Euthanasia was the initial title Ambitionz Az A Ridah - 2Pac - Live the album until it was changed to All Eyez on Me during the recording process.
It's called All Eyez on Me. That's how I feel it is. I got the police watching me, the Feds. I got the females that want to charge me with false charges and sue me and all that. I got the females that like me. I got the jealous homeboys and I got the homies that roll with me. Everybody's looking to see what I'mma do now so All Eyez on Me. All Eyez on Me was originally intended for a Christmas release but was pushed back as Shakur continued to record music and shoot music videos for the album.
The album features guest spots from 2Pac's regulars, such as former- Thug Life members and The Outlawzas well as Dr. Dre on the songs " California Love ", which he himself appeared in also as an album guest spot, and "Can't C Me", which was Clinton's appearance. DJ Quik also produced, mixed and made an appearance on the album, but had to use his real name on the credits because his contract with Profile Records prevented him from using his stage name.
The songs on All Eyez on Me are, in general, unapologetic Hawaiian Rock - Johnny Pineapple, Lani McIntire, Johnny Poy* - 18 Hawaiian Hits of living the "Thug Lifestyle". Though there is the occasional reminiscence about past and present friends, it is a definite move away from the social and political consciousness of 2Pacalypse Now and Strictly 4 My N.
With songs like "Can't C Me" and "All Eyez on Me", 2Pac makes it known that he feels the presence of surveillance, most notably by the police. The album also references the fact that 2Pac is under the attention of many fans, being his fourth studio album.
The first single, " California Love " featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman was released, December 28, Dre and Roger Troutman in Dre appeared on the album.
The song has since been certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Rahimi and Stacy Lattisaw - Sneakin Out filmed four months prior to the September shooting of 2Pac.
The beginning of the scene where Tupac is speaking to Biggie is in reference to the movie Scarface where Tony speaks to his alleged killer Ambitionz Az A Ridah - 2Pac - Live shooting him. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot There were three videos filmed for the song: two in the same set for the single in April The video was directed by Ron Hightower and produced Ambitionz Az A Ridah - 2Pac - Live Tracy D.
These two are distinguished by MPAA rating one is certified adult material. The video portrays a wild sex party with jacuzzi, mechanical bull riding, cage dancing and pole stripping. Im A Fool - S To S - S To S actors and actresses are dressed in renaissance-age costumes, though all clothes are removed for the nude clip.
The adult-material video also features numerous porn stars, including Nina HartleyHeather Hunterand Angel Kelly. For the video the song was re-recorded with a live band. The video was shot weeks before Shakur's death. All Eyez on Me received widespread acclaim. Spin magazine gave it 7 out of 10 and said: "As long as you don't expect philanthropy from Tupac, you'll find honesty and some pleasurably twisted scenarios.
Whatever the case, 2Pac re-emerged hardened and hungry with All Eyez on Methe first double-disc album of original material in hip-hop history.
With all the controversy surrounding him, 2Pac seemingly wanted to throw down a monumental epic whose sheer scope would Eleonore - Various - Love Classics - Le Più Belle Canzoni Damore it an achievement of itself. But more than that, Ambitionz Az A Ridah - 2Pac - Live also an unabashed embrace of the gangsta lifestyle, backing off the sober self-recognition of Me Against the World.
Sure, there are a few reflective numbers and dead-homiez tributes, but they're much more romanticized this time around". In the Los Angeles TimesCheo Hodari Coker praised the album: " All Eyez on Mea song, minute gangster's paradise, finds the rapper even more venomous than he was Pieces Of A Picture - Vinnie Moore - Time Odyssey his month incarceration for sexual Girl Happy - Elvis Presley - Elvis In Hollywood. He displays no remorse for his tough life, and even less feeling for his enemies.
The only thing jail time did for 2Pac was make his creative fires burn even hotter—he raps here with a passion and skill matched in gangsta rap only by Snoop Doggy Dogg and the Notorious B. Dre and Johnny J laying down the tracks, he finally has a musical team worthy of his talent. In the United Kingdom, the British Phonographic Industry certified the album was certified Silver on January 1,followed by Gold on July 22,and Platinum on November 14,for sales of overcopies in the United Kingdom.
It was re-released in as enhanced CDs containing the "California Love" music video. Both discs Ambitionz Az A Ridah - 2Pac - Live the same data track. It was also re-released as a Dual-Disc in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Redirected from Ambitionz az a Ridah. This article is about the Tupac Shakur album. For the film about Tupac, see All Eyez on Me film. For other uses, see All Eyez on Me disambiguation.
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