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Released: February 13, 1996

Rating: 4.300 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: rap

Quotable: --

Album Tracks, Disc 1:

  1. Ambition Az a Ridah
  2. All Bout U (with Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nair Dogg, & Dru Down)
  3. Skandalouz (with Nate Dogg)
  4. Got My Mind Made Up (with Dat Nigga Daz, Kurupt, & Redman)
  5. How Do U Want It (with K-Ci & JoJo)
  6. 2 of Americaz Most Wanted (with Snoop Doggy Dogg)
  7. No More Pain
  8. Heartz of Men
  9. Life Goes On
  10. Only God Can Judge Me (with Rappin’ 4 Tay)
  11. Tradin’ War Stories (with Dramacydal, C-BO, Storm, & CPD)
  12. California Love (with Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)
  13. I Ain’t Mad at Cha (with Danny Boy)
  14. What’z Ya Phone # (with Danny Boy)

Album Tracks, Disc 2:

  1. Can’t C Me (with George Clinton)
  2. Shorty Wanna Be a Thug
  3. Holla at Me
  4. Wonda Why They Call U Bitch
  5. When We Ride (with Outlaw Immortalz)
  6. Thug Passion
  7. Picture Me Rollin’ (with Jewel, Dramacydal, & C-BO)
  8. Check Out Time (with Kurupt & Big Syke)
  9. Rather Be Ya Nigga (with Richie Rich)
  10. All Eyez on Me (with Big Syke)
  11. Run tha Streetz (with Michel’le, Mutha, & Storm)
  12. Ain’t Hard 2 Find (with E-40, B-Legit, & C-BO)
  13. Heaven Ain’t Hard 2 Find


sales in U.S. only 4.5 million *
sales in U.K. only - estimated 60,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 8 million

* The RIAA actually certifies this as having 9 million in sales since they count double albums as twice the sales.


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 2
peak on U.K. album chart 32

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • I Ain’t Mad at Cha (4/6/96) #58a US, #13 UK, #18a RB
  • California Love (4/13/96) #6 US, #6 UK, #6a RB. Double platinum single.
  • 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted (5/11/96) #46a RB
  • How Do You Want It (6/15/96) #1 US, #17 UK, #1 RB. Double platinum single.


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/NARM’s Definitive Albums

All Eyez on Me
Tupac Shakur (2pac)
“Maybe it was his time in prison, or maybe it was simply his signing with Suge Knight’s Death Row label. Whatever the case, 2Pac re-emerged hardened and hungry with All Eyez on Me, the first double-disc album of original material in hip-hop history” (Huey).

“With all the controversy surrounding him, 2Pac seemingly wanted to throw down a monumental epic whose sheer scope would make it an achievement of itself. But more than that, it’s 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. All Eyez on Me is 2Pac the thug icon in all his brazen excess, throwing off all self-control and letting it all hang out – even if some of it would have been better kept to himself” (Huey).

“In that sense, it’s an accurate depiction of what made him such a volatile and compelling personality, despite some undeniable filler. On the plus side, this is easily the best production he's ever had on record, handled mostly by Johnny J (notably on the smash How Do U Want It) and Dat Nigga Daz; Dr. Dre also contributes another surefire single in California Love (which, unfortunately, is present only as a remix, not the original hit version). Both hits are on the front-loaded first disc, which would be a gangsta classic in itself” (Huey).

“Other highlights include the anthemic Snoop Dogg duet 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted, All About U (with the required Nate Dogg-sung hook), and I Ain’t Mad at Cha, a tribute to old friends who’ve gotten off the streets” (Huey).

“Despite some good moments, the second disc is slowed by filler and countless guest appearances, plus a few too many thug-lovin’ divas crooning their loyalty. Erratic though it may be, All Eyez on Me is nonetheless carried off with the assurance of a legend in his own time, and it stands as 2Pac’s magnum opus” (Huey).

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