2Pac: All Eyez on Me (1996)

2pac all eyez

By Scott Goldfine

Controversial rapper 2Pac took advantage of a break from his prison stint to record his fourth solo album, the two-disc “All Eyez on Me.” Newly initiated into the Death Row Records stable (Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg), 2Pac pulls the listener into his “thug life” world with 27 songs about friends, foes, girls and God.

This sprawling set is two-thirds first-rate rap, one-third throwaway filler.

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