Today In Hip-Hop: 2Pac Releases “Me Against The World”
On this day, March 15, in hip-hop history…
1995: 2Pac released his third solo studio album Me Against the World. Featuring classic tracks like “Dear Momma” and “So Many Tears,” the album was hailed my critics as one of the best albums of 1995 and 2Pac’s most personal work to date. Composed of leftover tracks from Thug Life Vol. 1 recorded during the period between ’93 and ’94, Me Against the World was released while Pac was serving a on-and-a-half to four-and-a-half year sentence for sexual abuse.
The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 240,000 over copies in its first week. It was certified double platinum by the end of 1996, and was later recognized by the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame as, “one of the most influential and popular albums” in recent music history.