Thu May 06 2021
Me Against The World
This is not the first album I think of when I think of 2pac, but it is perhaps his most personal and reflective album. Arriving between a shooting incident (to which the opening track makes reference in a skit) and an impending prison sentence, this album deals with feelings of paranoia, gangster violence, and the state of not only being an artist but also a black man in America.
He reflects on the cycle of gangster life, the prison system, and the hopelessness of the situation when one is simply trying to survive with the cards they've been dealt. 2pac asks the listener to be sympathetic towards those who live this lifestyle as it is born of economic insecurity and paranoia. Paper keeps you alive and out of trouble, but it's a lot of trouble to get that paper.
The standout tracks are "If I Die Tonight" seriously some of 2pac's best rapping, the alliteration is insane, "Dear Momma", "So Many Tears"
Sun May 09 2021
Brothers In Arms
Mark Knopfler is a beast all over this project, one of the best rock albums ever made. Effortlessly cool and technically brilliant.
Top Tracks: "So Far Away", "Money For Nothing", "Walk of Life", "Your Latest Trick", "Brothers in Arms"
Tue May 11 2021
The Atomic Mr Basie
Count Basie & His Orchestra
The album cover is punk rock as fuck. The music is great jazzy big band stuff with a lot of energy.
Wed May 12 2021
Sign 'O' The Times
Some solid tunes and great production but overall not that memorable of an album for me.
Sat May 15 2021
Mon May 17 2021
Hot Buttered Soul
Tue May 18 2021
The Marshall Mathers LP
Tue Jan 25 2022
Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs
Wed Jan 26 2022
Master Of Puppets
Fri Jan 28 2022
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not