All Eyez On Me
Released this day in ... 1996
The last album to be released in his lifetime, 2Pac dropped this double-full-length record 21 years ago today. Hard to believe All Eyez On Me is now old enough to drink given its continued cultural relevancy and appeal. Not even 25 at the time of its release, 2Pac solidified his status as an all time great with this, his greatest body of work.
Commonly mistaken as a greatest hits compilation, All Eyez On Me is a tangible embodiment of 2Pac the artist. The album is filled with hit after hit, many of which have stood the test of time to become hip-hop classics. While it would be hard to find a rap fan that hasn't heard most of the tracks, the complete project is worth an hour to sit down and listen to it start to finish.