When 2Pac was released from prison and into the arms of Death Row Records and Suge Knight, he couldn't wait to hit the studio and make music. The result was All Eyez on Me, hip-hop's first true double LP that solidified 'Pac's status as the top rapper in the game. Like we always do about this time, let's throw it back to 1996. Click the image below to read the original article Against the Grain from XXL‘s October 2004 issue.

American rapper, songwriter, and actor (1971-1996) Tupac Shakur poses for a portrait during the 1994 Source Awards on April 25, 1994 at the Paramount Theatre in New York, New York.
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