Category: Tupac

ME AGAINST THE WORLD by Tupac

In 1995, Tupac’s released his follow up to 1993’s STRICTLY 4 MY N.I.G.G.A.Z. on Interscope Records. 1/”If I Die 2Nite” Mid-tempo track reflecting about the consequences of living the Gangsta lifestyle. Pretty good way to open the album. 2/”Me Against the World” (featuring Dramacydal) Another reflective track about life, rapped over a smooth R&B beat.…

STRICTLY 4 MY N.I.G.G.A.Z. by Tupac

Released in 1993 on Interscope Records, this was Tupac 2nd album. Does it live up to the potential that was shown on his first album, 2pacalypse Now? 1/”Holler If Ya Hear Me” A powerful beat, with Tupac rapping a virtual call to arms for his brothers to rise up. A perfect street anthem. 2/”Point the…

2PACALYPSE NOW by Tupac

This was Tupac’s first album, released in 1991 on Interscope Records, when he was just 20 years old. It featured 13 tracks. I bought this album when it came out, due to having been a fan of Digital Underground, the group that showcased Tupac’s first record appearance on “Same Song”. How does it stack up…

GRIDLOCK’D

This is the first of three movies that Tupac filmed before he died, but that wasn’t released until after he died. Written and directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Tupac played a musician who went by the name of “Spoon” (no real name ever given). He played bass in a spoken-word band called 8 Mile Road with…

GANG RELATED

Written and directed by Jim Kouf, this was the last film starring Tupac that was completed before Tupac was killed, and released afterward. This was his first real “grown up” role, in my opinion. He pays Jake Rodriquez, a police detective who, along with his partner Frank Divinci (played by Jim Belushi) is corrupt and…

POETIC JUSTICE

This was the second film to feature Tupac in a starring role. This romantic/coming of age film was written and directed by John Singleton, who reportedly wrote the role with Tupac in mind, Tupac plays “Lucky”, a young postal worker and aspiring rappers, who is also trying to raise his daughter as a single father.…

JUICE

Directed by Ernest Dickerson, who also co-wrote it with Gerard Brown, and released in 1992, this is the first movie that featured Tupac in a starring role. He played Bishop, a teenager in New York who, in the beginning of the film, spends most of his days ditching school and hanging out with his best…