Tupac Shakur’s ‘Me Against The World’ celebrates 20th anniversary

Me Against The World features the GRAMMY nominated single “Dear Mama.”

Me Against The World is considered one of the most influential rap albums of all-time and serves as an artistic milestone in Tupac Shakur’s career. It was his most introspective and emotionally deep release to date, giving a raw and honest insight into one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all-time.

March 14th, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated, double-platinum release Me Against The World. Originally released in 1995, this landmark album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard’s R&B Albums charts and was Shakur’s first album to go to No. 1 on both charts where it stayed for four weeks straight.

Me Against The World features the GRAMMY nominated single “Dear Mama,” a song paying tribute to his mom, Afeni Shakur, that reached No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales charts concurrently, and “So Many Tears,” which hit No. 6 on the Hot Rap Singles chart and Top 50 on The Billboard Hot 100. Other classics include the single “Temptations,” which hit No. 13 on the Hot Rap Singles chart, “Lord Knows,” “Death Around the Corner” and “Outlaw.”

Tupac Shakur leaves a legacy of honesty and passion. With sales of over 75 million albums worldwide, his unapologetic lyrics are as relevant today as they were 20 years ago. Tupac’s music has earned attention and respect through a poetic style that allowed his message of hope to come through as he diagnosed issues our society struggles with to this day. Considered by many to be one of the biggest influences on modern hip-hop, Tupac’s thought provoking lyrics continue to be a catalyst for change.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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