2pac – Me Against The World

2pac - Me Against The WorldNow, Tupac has just been convicted of touching some girl’s ass, 4 Years in hell. This album actually debuts at #1 while he is in prison. Whats the result? Read on my friend.

 

1. Intro 

Length: 1:45
Featured Artists: Unknown.
Track Rating: None.

Basicly the intro is some basic beats, with people talking in a ‘news-reporter’ like way about his 1994 Shooting in the Manhattan recording studio. It’s quite interesting the first time you listen to it, but naturally after a while you’ll be skipping it.

2. If I die 2nite

Length: 3:56
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 5 / 5

I don’t think a better track could have started off this classic album. I think this was the actual time when Tupac started thinking about his own fate. The whole track is about ballin’, about how he is known, his former life and of course, about his own death. A fairly deep track, but gives a decent mental picture of how he lived and what he was thinking. If I were Afeni, i would have featured this track on his Greatest Hits album. A true classic, I don’t think this track gets the props it deserves, but its all good.

3. Me Against The World

Length: 4:40
Featured Artists: Dramacydal.
Track Rating: 5 / 5

This track is defiantly a classic, very nice production, intelligent verses, catchy hook. This track has it all. It is based, similarly to #2, on ballin’ and obvious how Tupac himself as a Rapper and a person is facing the world. Tight verse by Dramacydal, this makes for a quality pac-track. Even a sample of it was played in the movie ‘Bad Boys’ and is on the sound-track, if I recall correctly.

4. So Many Tears

Length: 3:59
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 2 / 5

I don’t like to do this to Tupac, but this track has a wack beat. Which in all slows the whole track down, which I’d rate under average, well under ‘Pacs average. The track is a very deep one mainly about death, his death, god, his peers passing and him trying to give up T H U G L I F E. All in all, sad song, wack beat, simple verses, below average.

5. Temptations 

Length: 5:00
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 3 / 5

This is more of a party track, and as the title suggests, its about women. The beat is aight, but you wouldn’t be able to just play it when your chillin’ maybe stoned or pissed. On the movie ‘8 Mile’ while some of the characters are driving around sample of this track can faintly be heard. So this track just reaches average.

6. Young Niggaz 

Length: 4:53
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 4 / 5

Aight, aight! Now I can really vibe to this track. Nice production, real lyrics. ‘Pac gives a shout out to the young/late Robert Sanderford, who if y’all don’t know that is; young LA gangsta who slang dope, was found shot dead in his brothers room. ‘Pac really thought about this track and the message he was trying to put over. Over-Average for this one.

7. Heavy In The Game 

Length: 4:23
Featured Artists: Lady Levi, Richie Rich.
Track Rating: 4 / 5

Another tight production, nice verse by Richie Rich and ‘Pac. Although Lady Levi’s random singing lines can get a bit annoying, all in all its a great track based hustlin’ and keeping yourself alive while being, heavy in the game.

8. Lord Knows 

Length: 4:31
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 4 / 5

First Line: ‘I smoke a blunt to take the pain out’, simple; the track is based around pain, god and once again ballin’. Tight production, some of the best ‘Pac verses I’ve ever heard. Thus, Over-Average Rating.

9. Dear Mama 

Length: 4:39
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 3 / 5

I know y’all is gonna yell at me for my rating on this track, and I’m sorry ‘Pac, but after a while the track is only an average Pac-track. Although it was the track that leaded the album to its Number 1 spot, it’s a highly deep, sensitive song about, you guessed it; his Mother, Afeni Shakur. He’s reminiscing back on all the stress he put on her through the years. But other than that it is, whether you face it or not, a slow and boring track. Not wack but only average.

10. It Ain’t Easy 

Length: 4:53
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 4 / 5

***** Yeah! Now we’re bangin’ again. This track has some slow but good verses by ‘Pac, spittin’ about his life, ballin’ and how life ain’t easy. Nice song, but can become boring after excessive bumpin’.

11. Can U Get Away 

Length: 5:45
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 2 / 5

Ok, this is a wack-ass track. I think Tupac was trying to show his sensitive side towards women or something i dunno what he was smoking, the beat is neary like something in the background of a porno movie. Slow and boring, skip.

12. Old School 

Length: 4:40
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 4 / 5

This is a good track, not too fast or slow. Its interesting to just listen to his lyrics, they rock! He’s basicly just reminiscing on the, yep, the old school!

13. ***** The World 

Length: 4:13
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 4 / 5

Another one of them tracks that are wild to slowly concentrate on what he’s saying. Decent beat, the track is based around all the shit that has or was happening to him at the time, then he’s saying, ***** The World!

14. Death Around The Corner 

Length: 4:07
Featured Artists: None.
Track Rating: 5 / 5

This track has one tight-ass beat placed under ‘Pacs crazy verses. Once again speaking on his own death and his life. I personally think this track can be placed up there with ‘Me Against the world’ or ‘If I die 2Nite’.

15. Outlaw

Length: 4:32
Featured Artists: Rah Rah, T.H.U.G L.I.F.E?
Track Rating: 3.5 / 5

This track has a tight-production, decent verses but the OUTLAW, OUTLAW, OUTLAW, will be getting circulated around your mind for days to come. It bores you also after a while. Basicly track is about ballin’ and being an outlaw.

 

Well there you have it, give the most controversial rapper one *****ed up year, a recording studio and you get ‘Me Against The World’. All in all, This Album is a good sign of Tupac’s amazing talent to give you a mental picture or message through his music. Not only were the tracks bangin’, lyrically they had meaning. I would recommend this album to anyone who is a Hip-Hop fan.