March 14th, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® nominated, double-platinum release, Me Against The World. The landmark 1995 album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard’s R&B Albums charts, and was Shakur’s first album to hit No. 1 on both charts for four weeks straight.
Me Against The World features the GRAMMY® nominated single, “Dear Mama,” a tribute to his mom, Afeni Shakur, which 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. Additional classics include “Temptations,” which hit No. 13 on the Hot Rap Singles chart, “Lord Knows,” “Death Around the Corner” and “Outlaw.”
With sales totaling more than 75 million albums worldwide, Pac’s unabashed lyrics are as relevant today as they were two decades ago. His poetic interpretations continue to accrue recognition and respect, and be a catalyst for change.
Tupac Shakur’s raw insight and compassion make him one of the greatest artists of all-time.