2Pac

2Pac

Biography

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli, was a rapper. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In the United States alone he has sold 37.5 million records.

Shakur's professional entertainment career began in the early 1990s, when he debuted his rapping skills in a vocal turn in Digital Underground's "Same Song" from the soundtrack to the 1991 film Nothing But Trouble and also appeared with the group in the film of the same name. The song was later released as the lead song of the Digital Underground EP This Is An E.P. Release, the follow-up to their debut hit album Sex Packets. Shakur appeared in the accompanying music video. After his rap debut, he performed with Digital Underground again on the album Sons Of The P. Later, he released his first solo album, 2Pacalypse Now.

2Pacalypse Now did not do as well on the charts as future albums, spawning no top ten hits. His second record, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., was released in 1993.

In late 1993, Shakur formed the group Thug Life with a number of his friends, including Big Syke, Macadoshis, his stepbrother Mopreme Shakur, and Rated R. The group released their only record album Thug Life: Volume 1 on September 26, 1994, which went gold. The album featured the single "Pour Out A Little Liquor" produced by Johnny "J" Jackson, who went on to produce a large part of Shakur's album All Eyez On Me.

In addition to his career as a top-selling rap artist, he was a promising actor, and a social activist. Most of Shakur's songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie and backup dancer for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.

In September 1996, Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas. He was taken to the University Medical Center, where he died of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.

Discography

2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now

2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now

Interscope Records1991
2Pac - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

2Pac - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

Interscope Records1993
2Pac - Me Against The World

2Pac - Me Against The World

Interscope Records, Atlantic1995

2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Interscope Records, Death Row Records1996

Makaveli The Don Killuminati - The 7 Day Theory

Interscope Records, Death Row Records1996
2Pac - R U Still Down

2Pac - R U Still Down? [Remember Me]

Jive, Amaru Records1997
2Pac - Greatest Hits

2Pac - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1998
2Pac - In His Own Words

2Pac - In His Own Words

Mecca Records1998
2Pac & The Outlawz - Still I Rise

2Pac + Outlawz - Still I Rise

Interscope Records1999
Tupac Shakur - The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Tupac Shakur - The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Amaru Entertainment, Interscope Records2000
2Pac - Until The End Of Time

2Pac - Until The End Of Time

Interscope Records2001
2Pac - Better Dayz

2Pac - Better Dayz

Interscope Records2002
2Pac - Resurrection (Music From The Motion Picture)

2Pac - Resurrection (Music From The Motion Picture)

Interscope Records2003
2pac - The Prophet

2pac - The Prophet

Death Row Records2003
2Pac - Nu-Mixx Klazzics

2Pac - Nu-Mixx Klazzics

eOne Music2003
2Pac - Loyal To The Game

2Pac - Loyal To The Game

Interscope Records2004
2Pac - Live

2Pac - Live

eOne Music2004
Tupac - Live At The House Of Blues

Tupac - Live At The House Of Blues

Death Row Records, Koch Records2005
2Pac - The Rose - Volume 2 - Music Inspired By 2pac's Poetry

2Pac - The Rose - Volume 2 - Music Inspired By 2pac's Poetry

eOne Music2005
2Pac - The Prophet Returns

2Pac - The Prophet Returns

Death Row Records, Universal Records2005
2Pac - Pac's Life

2Pac - Pac's Life

Amaru Entertainment, Interscope Records2006
Tupac Shakur - Beginnings - The Lost Tapes: 1988-1991

Tupac Shakur - Beginnings - The Lost Tapes: 1988-1991

Koch Recordings2007
2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug

2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug

Amaru Entertainment2007
2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life

2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life

Amaru Entertainment2007
2Pac - Nu Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (Evolution: Duets And Remixes)

2Pac - Nu Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2 (Evolution: Duets And Remixes)

eOne Music2007

Guest Appearances

Digital Underground - This Is An E.P. Release
  • Same Song

Digital Underground - This Is An E.P. Release

Tommy Boy Music1990
Raw Fusion - Live From The Styleetron
  • #1 With A Bullet

Raw Fusion - Live From The Styleetron

Hollywood BASIC1991
The Govenor - Govenor's Taxin
  • Gaffled Like That

The Govenor - Govenor's Taxin'

Handle Bar Records1992
Above The Law - Black Mafia Life
  • Call It What U Want

Above The Law - Black Mafia Life

Ruthless Records1992
Funky Aztecs - Chicano Blues
  • Salsa Con Soulfood

Funky Aztecs - Chicano Blues

TNT Records, Par Records1992
MC Breed - The New Breed
  • Gotta Get Mine

MC Breed - The New Breed

WRAP Records1993
Spice 1 - AmeriKKKa's Nightmare
  • Jealous Got Me Strapped

Spice 1 - AmeriKKKa's Nightmare

Jive1994
Eddie F. And The Untouchables - Let's Get It On
  • Let's Get It On

Eddie F. And The Untouchables - Let's Get It On

Motown1994
Don Jagwarr - Faded
  • Skank Wit' U

Don Jagwarr - Faded

Priority Records1994
South Central Cartel - 'N Gatz We Truss
  • Gangsta Team

South Central Cartel - 'N Gatz We Truss

Rush Associated Labels, G.W.K. Records1994
Smooth - Smooth
  • P.Y.T. (Playa Young Thugs)

Smooth - Smooth

TNT Records, Jive1995
E-40 - In A Major Way
  • Dusted 'n' Disgusted

E-40 - In A Major Way

Jive, Sick Wid' It Records1995
Too Short - Cocktails
  • We Do This

Too Short - Cocktails

Jive1995
E-40 - Tha Hall Of Game
  • Million Dollar Spot

E-40 - Tha Hall Of Game

Jive1996
Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran
  • Niggas Done Changed

Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Def Jam Recordings1996
Young Lay - Black 'N Dangerous
  • Got 2 Survive

Young Lay - Black 'N Dangerous

Atlantic1996
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Art Of War
  • Thug Luv

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Art Of War

Ruthless Records1997
Funky Aztecs - Day Of The Dead
  • Slipping Into Darkness (Salsa Con Soulfood Mix)

Funky Aztecs - Day Of The Dead: Dia De Los Muertos

Semaphore1997
Scarface - The Untouchable
  • Smile

Scarface - The Untouchable

Rap-A-Lot, Noo Trybe Records1997
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1
  • Me And My Homies

Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1

Interscope Records, Death Row Records1997
Ant Banks - Big Thangs
  • 4 Tha Hustlas

Ant Banks - Big Thangs

Priority Records1997
Scarface - My Homies
  • Homies & Thuggs (The Original)

Scarface - My Homies

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
Daz Dillinger - Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back
  • Initiated

Daz Dillinger - Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back

Death Row Records, Priority Records1998
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2
  • Me & My Homies

Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2

Breakaway Entertainment1998
  • World Don't Take Me Personally

Young Swoop G - World Don't Take Me Personally

Wrap Records1998
MC Breed - It's All Good
  • Gotta Get Mine (Remix)

MC Breed - It's All Good

Power Records1999
3x Krazy - Immortalized
  • Gaffled Remix

3X Krazy - Immortalized

Big Block Records1999
Nutt-So - The Betrayal
  • Words To My Firstborn

Nutt-So - The Betrayal

Nutty's Playhouse2000
Assassin - Worldwide Game
  • Kriminal Minded

Assassin - Worldwide Game

Liferdef Records2000
Big L - The Big Picture 1974 - 1999
  • Deadly Combination

Big L - The Big Picture 1974 - 1999

Rawkus2000
The Outlawz - Novakane
  • World Wide (Remix)

The Outlawz - Novakane

Outlaw Recordz2001
Merciless - Step Into My World
  • Try To Ban Me

Merciless - Step Into My World

Blueprint Records2001
Tha Dogg Pound - Tha Dogg Pound 2002
  • Don't Stop

Tha Dogg Pound - Tha Dogg Pound 2002

Death Row Records2001
Daz - I Got Love In These Streets EP
  • Only Move 4 Tha Money (So We Comin' Up)

Daz - I Got Love In These Streetz

DPG Recordz2002
The Game - Live From Compton
  • Street Soldiers

The Game - Live From Compton

Get Low Recordz, Black Wall Street2003
Kurupt - Against The Grain
  • My Homeboys (Back To Back)

Kurupt - Against The Grain

Death Row Records2005
Mopreme Shakur - Evolution Of A Thug Life N.I.G.G.A. Vol. 1.1
  • Stay True

Mopreme Shakur - Evolution Of A Thug Life N.I.G.G.A. Vol. 1.1

Moblife Records2005
Mopreme Shakur - Evolution Of A Thug Life N.I.G.G.A. Vol. 1.2
  • Papa'z Song

Mopreme Shakur - Evolution Of A Thug Life N.I.G.G.A. Vol. 1.2

Moblife Records2005
Trae - Life Goes On
  • Against All Odds

Trae - Life Goes On

Rap-A-Lot Records2007
O.F.T.B. - The Missing D.R. Files
  • World Wide

O.F.T.B. - The Missing D.R. Files

Not On Label2007
C-Bo Presents Marvaless - Ready Made
  • Neva Be Peace

C-Bo Presents Marvaless - Ready Made

West Coast Mafia, Frisco Street Show2007
Layzie Bone - How A Thug Was Born
  • Stop The Music

Layzie Bone - How A Thug Was Born

Mo Thugs Records, X-Ray Records2007
Mo Thugs Soldiers
  • Don't Sleep

Mo Thugs - Mo Thugs Soldiers

Mo Thugs Records2007
Big Syke - Volume 1
  • Cradle 2 The Grave

Big Syke - Volume 1

Ghost Label2007
Gonzoe - Regime General: Starz & Stripez, Pt. 1
  • Troublez

Gonzoe - Regime General: Starz & Stripez, Pt. 1

Blocwize Ent.2007
D-Shot - Presidential
  • My Loved Ones

D-Shot - Presidential

Shot Records2009
Money B - 4 Tha Funk Of It
  • I Drink

Money B - 4 Tha Funk Of It

Mandatory Muzik2009
Bun B - Trill O.G.
  • Right Now

Bun B - Trill O.G.

Rap-A-Lot Records2010
Digital Underground - The Greenlight EP
  • Same Song (Live)

Digital Underground - The Greenlight EP

Jake Records2010
Jon Dolla - Earthquake Country
  • War Zone

Jon Dolla - Earthquake Country

Traffic City2012
J. Tripper - Five Hours Early Ten Minutes Late!
  • Twist

J. Tripper - Five Hours Early Ten Minutes Late!

Flood The Block2015
Ice Cube - Remain Calm
  • How I Act In A Low Low

Ice Cube - Remain Calm

Cover City Rec.2015
Sean Cole - A Tribute To Tupac
  • Geto Star

Sean Cole - A Tribute To Tupac

Nutty's Playhouse Entertainment2016
Layzie Bone - Mo Thug Boss
  • Stop The Music

Layzie Bone - Mo Thug Boss

MoThugs Records2016
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Outlawz - Thug Brothers 2
  • Both Worlds

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Outlawz - Thug Brothers 2

Real Talk Entertainment2017
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Outlawz - Thug Brothers 3
  • Surviving

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Outlawz - Thug Brothers 3

Real Talk Entertainment2017
Richie Rich - Fed Case
  • Oakland

Richie Rich - Fed Case

TenSix Records2017

Compilations

Various - Rap Declares War
  • Young Black Male

Various - Rap Declares War

Avenue Records1992
Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Definition Of A Thug Nigga

Various - Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)

Epic Soundtrax1993
Above The Rim: The Soundtrack
  • Pour Out A Little Liquor

Various - Above The Rim: The Soundtrack

Interscope Records, Death Row Records1994
Various - One Million Strong
  • Runnin'

Various - One Million Strong

Pacific West ApS1995
Various - Pump Ya Fist (Hip Hop Inspired By The Black Panthers)
  • Throw Your Hands Up

Various - Pump Ya Fist

PolyGram1995
Various - The Show (Original Soundtrack)
  • My Block

Various - Russell Simmons Presents The Show Soundtrack

Def Jam Recordings1995
Sunset Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • High 'Til I Die

Various - Sunset Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

EastWest Records America1996
Death Row - Greatest Hits
  • Smile For Me Now

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1996
Assassin - Hitworks, Volume One
  • Mass Murderin (Remix)

Assassin - Hitworks, Volume One

Liferdef Records1997
Gridlock'd - The Soundtrack
  • Wanted Dead Or Alive

Various - Gridlock'd - The Soundtrack

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1997
Heat Compilation
  • Raise Up Off These Nuts

Various - Heat Compilation

Boss Records, Swerve Records1997
Def Jam's How To Be A Player Soundtrack
  • Troublesome

Various - Def Jam's How To Be A Player Soundtrack

Def Jam Recordings1997
Gang Related - The Soundtrack
  • Staring Through My Rearview

Various - Gang Related - The Soundtrack

Death Row Records, Priority Records1997
Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay Chapter I
  • Gotta Get Mine

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I

Bay Rider Entertainment1997
Assassin - Born And Raised In The Bay
  • Real Bad Boyz (Southside 7 Treez Remix)

Various - Assassin Presents Born And Raised In The Bay

Liferdef Records1997
Cell Block Compilation: Face/Off
  • I Can't Turn Back

Various - Cell Block Compilation: Face/Off

Cell Block Records1998
Playas Association V.2: Full Time Hustlin'
  • Dayz Of a Criminal

Various - Playas Association V.2: Full Time Hustlin'

S2 Records, 40 Ounce Records1998
Various - 3 Beam Circus
  • Real Bad Boys

Various - 3 Beam Circus

Swerve Records1998
Spice 1 - Hits
  • Jealous Got Me Strapped

Spice 1 - Hits

Jive1998
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix
  • So Many Tears

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix

Bigtyme Recordz1998
3 Beam Circus 2
  • They Tryin' To Murder Me

Various - 3 Beam Circus 2: Connect Game

S2 Records1999
The N.W.A. Legacy Vol. 1 (1988 - 1998)
  • California Love

Various - The N.W.A Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998

Priority Records1999
Various - Well Connected
  • Friends

Various - Well Connected

Swerve Records1999
Khayree - The Khayree Sessions Vol. 1
  • Got To Survive

Various - The Khayree Sessions Vol. 1

Don't Give Up Productions, Young Black Brotha Records1999
MC Breed - 2 For The Show
  • Gotta Get Mine

MC Breed - 2 For The Show

Power Records1999
Mike Mosley - Platinum Plaques
  • Ghetto

Mike Mosley - Platinum Plaques

JLM Entertainment1999
Bay 2 L.A.: Westside Badboys
  • Me & My Homies

Various - Bay 2 L.A.: Westside Badboys

Knockout Entertainment, Snake Pit Records2000
Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party
  • 2 Of Americaz Most Wanted

Various - Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party

Priority Records2000
Various - Suge Knight Presents Chronic 2000
  • Who Do You Believe In

Various - Suge Knight Represents Chronic 2000

Death Row Records2000
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Collection Volume Two
  • Thug Luv

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Collection: Volume Two

Ruthless Records2000
Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled
  • Dusted & Disgusted

Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled

Mobb Status Entertainment2001
Assassin - Unsolved Mysteries
  • The Realist Shit We Ever Wrote

Assassin - Unsolved Mysteries

Liferdef Records2001
Various - Too Gangsta For Radio
  • Friends

Various - Too Gangsta For Radio

Death Row Records2001
Ice-T - Westside
  • California Love (Remix)

Various - Ice-T Presents Westside

Obsessive2002
Spice 1 - Hits 3
  • Can't Turn Back

Spice 1 - Hits 3

Mobb Status Entertainment2002
Scarface - Greatest Hits
  • Smile

Scarface - Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Greatest Hits
  • Thug Luv

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Greatest Hits

Ruthless Records2004
The Very Best Of Death Row
  • Against All Odds

Various - The Very Best Of Death Row

Death Row Records2005
Lil Coner Presents Balled Out 3: Hard Hood Classics
  • Fuck Yo Side

Various - Lil Coner Presents Balled Out 3: Hard Hood Classics

Connected Inc.2005
Various - French Braids Presents Past And Present Hitz 2000-2005
  • Me & My Hommies

Various - French Braids Presents Past And Present Hitz 2000-2005

French Braids Entertainment2005
Big Speech & D.J. Asylum - The Passion
  • Gun Talk

Big Speech & D.J. Asylum - The Passion

At All Cost Recordings2005
The Regime - All Out War, Volume 3
  • Cock Your Gun

The Regime - All Out War, Volume 3

Godzilla Entertainment, Smoke-A-Lot Records2006
Various - Messy Marv Presents West Coast Gangsta V.16
  • Don't Go To Sleep

Various - Messy Marv Presents West Coast Gangsta V.16

Siccness Records2006
Assassin & Mopreme Shakur - Black And Brown Pride
  • Have Heart... Have Money

Various - Assassin & Mopreme Shakur Presents Black And Brown Pride

Liferdef Records2007
Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18
  • I Got It

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18

Siccness Records2007
JT The Bigga Figga - The Hidden Hand "Beware Of Those 2" The Story Continues...
  • Cali Love Intro

JT The Bigga Figga - The Hidden Hand "Beware Of Those 2" The Story Continues...

DJ Networks2008
Boss' Life 3
  • One Nation

Various - Boss' Life 3

DJ Networks2008
Crips Present The Left Side Vol. 1
  • You Know Where To Find Me

Various - Crips Present The Left Side Vol. 1

Siccness.net, Koch Entertainment2008
Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits
  • Smile

Various - Rap-A-Lot Greatest Hits

Rap-A-Lot Records2008
OG Ron C - I'm So Hood
  • Goin Crazy

OG Ron C - I'm So Hood

Platinum Sounds, Wreckin Yard (BCD Music Group)2008
DJ Daryl - Retro Collection, Volume 1
  • Keep Ya Head Up

DJ Daryl - Retro Collection Vol. 1

Bomb Shelter Music2009
Scarface - Greatest Features
  • Homies And Thuggs

Scarface - Greatest Features

Rap-A-Lot Records2009
Various - The Ultimate Death Row Collection
  • California Love

Various - The Ultimate Death Row Collection

WIDEawake, Death Row Records2009
South Central Cartel - SC Cartel Camp Presents Hood Favorites
  • Gangsta Team

South Central Cartel - SC Cartel Camp Presents Hood Favorites

Not On Label2010
Various - Spice1 Presents Turf Bangers #2
  • When I Get Free

Various - Spice1 Presents Turf Bangers #2

Mo Thugs Records2011
Mac Dre - Dre Mix
  • It's Nuthin

Mac Dre - Dre Mix

Thizz Entertainment2011
AK47 - Rounds From The K Vol. 2
  • Dear Mama (AK 47 Remix)

AK47 - Rounds From The K Vol. 2

Not On Label2012
Layzie Bone & Krayzie Bone - Bone Brothers 4 Life
  • Dont Stop The Music

Layzie Bone & Krayzie Bone - Bone Brothers 4 Life

Mo Thugs Records2013
Mac Dre All Stars Tribute
  • It's Nuthin'

Various - Mac Dre All Stars Tribute

Thizz Music, B4 And Afta Records2013
Gonzoe - The Best Of Gonzoe, Vol. 1
  • Die

Gonzoe - The Best Of Gonzoe, Vol. 1

Blocwize Ent.2013
Various - Big Caz Presents Family Scriptures, Vol. 2
  • Stop The Music

Various - Big Caz Presents Family Scriptures, Vol. 2

Mo Thugs Records2013
Various - Big Caz Presents Pounding, Vol. 1
  • Killa

Various - Big Caz Presents Pounding, Vol. 1

Mo Thugs Records2013
Various - Mo Thugs Records Presents West Coast Bangers, Vol. 2
  • Woman (Mothugs Remix)

Various - Mo Thugs Records Presents West Coast Bangers, Vol. 2

Mo Thugs Records2013
Gonzoe - Digital Scales
  • Buck'n At Dem Bustaz

Gonzoe - Digital Scales

Blocwize Ent.2013
Various - Mo Thugs Presents Street Chronicles, Vol. 1
  • Realest Killas

Various - Mo Thugs Presents Street Chronicles, Vol. 1

Mo Thugs Records2013
Various - Highway Bangers 1
  • Realest Killas

Various - Highway Bangers 1

Mo Thugs Records2013
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Nothing But The Hits
  • Ak 47 (Remix)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Nothing But The Hits

MoThugs Records2015
Spice 1 - The Best Of Spice 1, Vol. 2
  • Jealous Got Me Strapped

Spice 1 - The Best Of Spice 1, Vol. 2

Real Talk Entertainment2015
Various - Big Caz Presents: Originals Locked Up
  • Cant Fade Us

Various - Big Caz Presents: Originals Locked Up

MoThugs Records2015
Various - Head Knocka
  • My Homeys

Various - Head Knocka

Mo Thugs Records2016
Various - Reppin My Rag
  • Thug Luv (Remix)

Various - Reppin My Rag

Mo Thugs Records2016
Celly Cel - The Lost Tapes
  • Dusted & Disgusted (Remix)

Celly Cel - The Lost Tapes

Realside Records2016
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Best Of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Greatest Hits Edition)
  • Thug Luv

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Best Of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Greatest Hits Edition)

Legacy Recordings2017
Goldtoes & Marvelous Marv - Heat 1999
  • Raise Up Off These Nuts

Goldtoes & Marvelous Marv - Heat 1999

GT Digital2017