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2Pac was the first artist to have a No. 1 album while serving a prison sentence with “Me Against the World”

2Pac was the first artist to have a No. 1 album while serving a prison sentence with “Me Against the World”

While 2Pac was incarcerated at Rikers Island for first-degree sexual abuse, on March 14, 1995, he released his third album Me Against the World. The album was released by Out Da Gutta and Interscope Records and debuted No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

2Pac’s Me Against the World album which featured the hits “Dear Mama,” “So Many Tears” and “Temptations” was recorded before 2Pac went to prison and sold 240,000 copies first week. 2Pac was eventually transferred to The Clinton Correctional Facility where he was released on a $1.4 million bail by Suge Knight.

Tupac Me Against The World

2Pac’s Me Against the World tracklist

  1. “Intro”
  2. “If I Die 2Nite”
  3. “Me Against the World” (featuring Dramacydal)
  4. “So Many Tears”
  5. “Temptations”
  6. “Young Niggaz”
  7. “Heavy in the Game” (featuring Richie Rich)
  8. “Lord Knows”
  9. “Dear Mama”
  10. “It Ain’t Easy”
  11. “Can U Get Away”
  12. “Old School”
  13. “Fuck the World”
  14. “Death Around the Corner”
  15. “Outlaw” (featuring Dramacydal)

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