2Pac (US rapper)

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"Thug Life, Volume One" is already filed under the correct artist, the group Thug Life.
"The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" should be credited to Makaveli and is the only album that should be filed there.

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Legal name: Tupac Shakur (2Pac) (Tupac Amaru Shakur)

Also performs as: Makaveli (Tupac Shakur)


Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he has often been considered a symbol of activism against inequality.

Shakur was born in Manhattan, a borough of New York City, but relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in 1984 and then the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to further pursue his music career. By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues to the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream. Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with his follow-up albums Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... (1993) and Me Against the World (1995).

In 1995, Shakur served eight months in prison on sexual assault charges, but was released after agreeing to sign with Suge Knight's label Death Row Records in exchange for Knight posting his bail. Following his release, Shakur became heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. His double-disc album All Eyez on Me (1996) was certified Diamond by the RIAA. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada; he died six days later and the gunman was never captured. Shakur's friend-turned-rival, The Notorious B.I.G., was at first considered a suspect due to the pair's public feud, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting six months later. Five more albums have been released since Shakur's death, all of which have been certified platinum in the United States.

Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2002, he was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone named Shakur in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Outside music, Shakur also found considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles as Bishop in Juice (1992), Lucky in Poetic Justice (1993) where he starred alongside Janet Jackson, Ezekiel in Gridlock'd (1997), and Jake in Gang Related (1997), all of which garnered praise from critics.

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19912Pacalypse Now2Pac4.156
1993Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…2Pac4.2513
1995Me Against the World2Pac4.412
1996All Eyez on Me2Pac4.413
1997R U Still Down? (Remember Me)2Pac47
1999Still I Rise2Pac + Outlawz3.54
2001Until the End of Time2Pac3.654
2002Better Dayz2Pac46
2004Loyal to the Game2Pac4.256
2006Pac’s Life2Pac3.56

Album + Compilation

1998Greatest Hits2Pac4.17
2000The Lost TapesTupac Shakur5
2003The Prophet: The Best of the Works2Pac4
2003Black Jesuz: The Best Songs2Pac1
2005Ready 2 Die2Pac1
20052Pac & Friends2Pac31
2005The Rose, Vol. 2: Music Inspired by Tupac’s Poetry2Pac1
2005Live My Life2Pac1
2005The Prophet Returns2Pac31
2007The 10th Anniversary Collection: The Sex, the Soul & The Street2Pac2
2007The Best of 2Pac, Part 1: Thug2Pac1
2007The Best of 2Pac, Part 2: Life2Pac1
2007Death Row Dayz2Pac1
2008Live It Up2Pac1
2008Life of an Outlaw (The Best of the Works of)2Pac & Tha Outlawz1
2009Thug Revolution2Pac1
Make It or Break It Videos2Pac1
The Acapella Archive2Pac1
The Best of Gansta Songs2Pac1

Album + Compilation + Remix

2007Nu Mixx Klazzics, Vol. 2 (Evolution: Duets and Remixes)2Pac4

Album + Interview

1998In His Own Words2Pac1

Album + Live

20042Pac Live2Pac3
2005Live at the House of Blues2Pac1

Album + Mixtape/Street

1997Stop the GunfightTrapp feat. 2Pac & The Notorious B.I.G.11
2006Ten Years Gone2Pac1
2009EverydayLil' Prophet presents 2Pac1
2010One Nation2Pac & Boot Camp Clik2
2018The Chronic2Pac1

Album + Remix + Mixtape/Street

2005The Way He Wanted ItTupac Makaveli the Don1
2006The Way He Wanted It, Volume 2Tupac Makaveli the Don1
2007The Way He Wanted It, Vol 32Pac1
2008The Way He Wanted It, Vol 42Pac1
2009Night of the Living Dead, Part. II: 2Pac EditionCookin’ Soul, DJ Whoo Kid & 2Pac21
2010The Way He Wanted It, Pt 5Tupac1
2017With Respect : Remixes Volume 1Cartelsons Presents Tupac1
2017With Respect : Remixes Volume 2Cartelsons Presents Tupac1

Album + Remix

2003Nu-Mixx Klazzics2Pac14

Album + Soundtrack

2003Tupac: Resurrection2Pac3


1991Trapped / The Lunatic2Pac3
1991If My Homie Calls / Brenda's Got A Baby2Pac4
1993Dear Mama2Pac4.51
1993Holler If Ya Hear Me2Pac2
1993Judgement Day2Pac, Dee tha Mad Bitch & DJ King Assassin51
1993I Get Around2Pac54
1993Keep Ya Head Up2Pac52
1993Gotta Get MineMC Breed with 2Pac11
1993Representin' 93 / 5 Deadly Venomz2Pac1
1994Papa’z Song2Pac2
1995So Many Tears2Pac3
1995So Many Tears2Pac1
1995California Love2Pac feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman46
1995Dear Mama2Pac6
1995Me Against the World2Pac22
1996Real Bad BoysDJ King Assassin, 2Pac, Makaveli & Dee tha Mad Bitch51
1996How Do U Want It2Pac feat. K‐Ci & JoJo4.59
1996I Ain't Mad at Cha2Pac55
1997Do for Love2Pac2
1997I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto2Pac2
1997Runnin’2Pac & Notorious B.I.G.43
1997SmileScarface feat. 2Pac & Johnny P1
1997Wanted Dead or Alive2Pac & Snoop Doggy Dogg2
1998Kriminal MindedDJ King Assassin & 2Pac51
1998Happy Home2Pac1
1998Runnin’ (’98 remixes)2Pac & Notorious B.I.G.1
2000Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)2Pac & Outlawz1
2001Letter 2 My Unborn2Pac1
2001Until the End of Time2Pac3
2002UntouchableNina Featuring 2Pac1
2002Thugz Mansion2Pac2
2003Runnin’ (Dying to Live)2Pac featuring The Notorious B.I.G.1
2003Life Goes On (Nu-Mixx)2Pac1
2005Ghetto Gospel2Pac2
2007Pac’s Life2Pac1
To Live and Die in L.A.2Pac1

Single + Soundtrack

1993I’d Rather Be Your Luva!Madonna, 2Pac & DJ King Assassin51

Other + Compilation + Soundtrack + Interview + Audio drama

2000Death Row Uncut (Too Gangsta For TV)Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg & 2 Pac1

Other + Interview

1997The Last Interview2Pac1

Unspecified type

1999The Here After2Pac feat. The Notorious B.I.G.3
2Pac Special2Pac1


1997Static - A Tupac Shakur Story2pac1
2003More + Best Works On Death Row2Pac1
2008Out On Bail (Remastered Demo)2Pac1

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