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Title: All Eyez On Me
Post by: ImmortalOne on June 26, 2001, 03:53:03 PM
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All Eyez On Me, quite simply, is a hip hop gem. I cant say this is Pacs absolute best album, but it is his most diverse one. I think he pretty much spoke on every subject on this album, and the album is beautifully consistant for a double cd. The album is based on the people he interacted with and/or dealt with in his life, whether it be fake bitchez, the police, friends, enemys, or HIMSELF. Truly a magnifcent concept album.

Ambtionz As A Ridah is his struggle to arise on top of those who have tried to lower him, and is over a brilliant Daz beat. The album has alot of great party tracks like All About U, Thug Passion, Check Out Time, etc....but its the meaningful songs where Pac shines his best. Life Goes On is a tribute to a dead homie and is one of the most beatifully constructed songs ive heard. Only God Can Judge Me is a political song, and a strong point of the album. A huge hit was 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted f/Snoop. Despite the huge radio airplay it recieved, this song actually has a message of the disadvantages of being a celebrity/star. Cant C Me is a great thugged out song, a great song to get pumped up to, and Whonda Why The Call U Bitch is a story-telling track about a prosititute which is almost too real to explain. Overall, this album has it all. There were a couple of slips, such as Whatz Ya Phone # [this song flat out SUCKED] and Picture Me Rollin [totally opposite of what Pacs music is supposed to stand for]. Also, I like the original California Love better than the remix. Other than that, this is a classic album, easily.......5/5. Disc 1 is a little stronger than Disc 2 though:

Disc 1:

1. Amibitionz Az A Ridah  5/5
2. All About U  4.5/5
3. Scandolouz  4.5/5
4. Got My Mind Made Up  5/5
5. How Do U Want It  4.5/5
6. 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted  5/5
7. No More Pain  5/5
8. Hearts Of Men  5/5
9. Life Goes On  5/5
10. Only God Can Judge Me  5/5
11. Tradin War Stories  4/5
12. California Love remix  4.5/5
13. I Aint Mad At Cha  5/5
14. Whatz Ya Phone #  1/5

Disc 2:

1. Cant C Me  5/5
2. Shortys Gonna Be A Thug  5/5
3. Holla At Me  5/5
4. Wonda Why They Call U Bitch 5/5
5. When We Ride  4/5
6. Thug Passion  4/5
7. Picture Me Rollin  3/5
8. Check Out Time  4/5
9. Ratha Be Ya Nigga  4.5/5
10. All Eyez On Me  5/5
11. Run Tha Streets  5/5
12. Aint Hard 2 Find  3/5
13. Heaven Aint Hard 2 Find  4.5/5
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: AlerG on June 26, 2001, 05:33:14 PM
good review, although i thought that "picture me rollin'" was a very tight song and it fit right in with the rest of the tracks. i do agree with the call on "what's ya phone #" cause that song just flat out sucks, i give the cd 5/5. it was a classic imo, and i thought it was 2Pac's best cd that'll ever be released, peace.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: Now_Im_Not_Banned on June 26, 2001, 05:35:08 PM
5/5
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: Smooth on June 26, 2001, 10:16:46 PM
Good review

5/5
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: Sikotic™ on June 26, 2001, 11:01:47 PM
Definite classic. Its what got me really paying attention to hip-hop.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: RapAce on June 27, 2001, 08:59:37 AM
Tupac is great, The albums great, The rax are great, the front cover is great, wesside is great...everything is great realated to that Album.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: R-CEE on June 30, 2001, 09:32:21 PM
this is one of the albulms 20 years from now kids will listen to ,,,,,oldies but goodies
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: Sikotic™ on July 01, 2001, 01:21:07 PM
I thought the cover was kind of a bore, definitely different from the contents inside the case.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: West Coast Veteran on July 03, 2001, 09:29:03 AM
5/5 CLASSIC! One Of The Best Albums Ever! My Fav CD Ever!

The Album Is CLASSIC Because:

1. Songs - Over 95% Were DOPE! [Whatz Ya Phone # Was The Only Lackluster]

2. Impact - First Double Album Of New Material By An Artist. Pac Haters Say Master P Made The First Double CD But It Was A Compilation With A Shitload Of Diff Artists. Many People Released Double Albums But Not By Themselves Or Of New Material [eg. Too $hort Greatest Hits Was A Double CD And It Was Released Before Any Other]. AEOM Was The First Double Album Released By A Single Artist/Group With All New Material. After This Album Was Released Everyone Copied The Double Album Formula. This Album Arguably Brought The WEST/east Rivalry To A Peak Since He Shouted Out His "California Love" And Stated That "Westside Is The Best Side" Plus Pac Dissed The King Of New York Biggie In Numerous Songs. He Made A Whole Coast And Their Followers Hate Him Because Of This. But I Heard Niggaz In Brooklyn Still Bumped "Hit 'Em Up". And Even Though There Was A WEST/east Rivalry Pac Featured east Coast Artists On His Album [eg. Method Man And Redman]. Other People Copied This Formula And Featured Artists From Other Coasts On Their Albums During The War [eg. Biggie Featured Too $hort On Life After Death]. Musically This Was His Most DIVERSE Album. He Had Thought Provoking Songs Like "I Ain't Mad At Cha" And "Life Goes On". Tracks Full Of Anger And Confusion Like "No More Pain" And "Holla At Me". Pac Did Tracks For The Ladies On Songs Such As "How Do U Want It" And "Heaven Ain't Hard To Find". Street Anthems Like "2 Of AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" And "When We Ride". Party Joints "California Love" And "Thug Passion". Lyrical Gems For The Tri-State Like "Got My Mind Made Up" And "Ambitionz Az A Ridah". All These Different Types Of Songs Was The Blueprint That Many MC's Had Copied Ever Since. It Has Been Argued That Biggie Copied It To An Extent On Life After Death By Trying To Get Flavors From Each Coast. B.I.G. Actually Made A More Diverse Album But He Used All Eyez On Me As A Blueprint. Pac Had Devante Who Is A Southern Producer Provide A Bouncy Track On "No More Pain" And Put East Coast MC's On "Got My Mind Made Up" To Show That He Did Not Hate New York But Only A Certain Camp. He Had MC's From The Bay And L.A. As Well. All In All This Album's Impact Will Definitely Be Felt For Many Years.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: DreSnoop00 on July 03, 2001, 11:37:21 PM
5/5... classic to me. ... but thas funny shit is.. i donteven got tha album!!! i need to get it.....
but i've heard all tha tracks
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: West Coast Veteran on August 12, 2001, 08:45:48 PM
damn homie did u get it yet?

how can you not have one of the best albums ever?

:o :o :o :o :o

i suggest you get your azz to tha store right now and cop that! ;D
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: Doggystylin on August 13, 2001, 03:16:45 AM
6/5 classic shit!  ;D
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: HBKid_Jr on August 13, 2001, 06:31:30 PM
Every song in my opinion is at least a 4/5, at least 10 songs if not a couple more or 5/5.  Tha only wack song is whats ya phone #,  even Pac said that song sucked an he should of left it off,  but what's funny is all the 2pac dickriders still stay that song is great
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: ImmortalOne on August 13, 2001, 07:40:04 PM
I hate Whatz Ya Phone #. I also didnt like Picture Me Rollin, and I like the original Cali Love better than the remix. Other than that, its a great album. A classic.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: West Coast Veteran on August 14, 2001, 07:07:12 PM
^^^ damn G how can u not like "Picture Me Rollin'"...that song was dope! one of my fav tracks from disc 2...well i'm juss wonderin' what u didn't like about it? the beat? the lyrics?

true...the Cali Love original was CLASSIC...but the remix was almost as dope...just diff vibe...original was str8 party shit and the remix was some laid back G-shit!

and change that rating of 4.75/5 to it's true rating 5/5! ;D
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: ImmortalOne on August 14, 2001, 08:19:57 PM
I didnt like Picture Me Rollin cuz it didnt represent what Pac was all about. Those kinda songs need to be saved for people like Jay Z. Now, songs like Only God Can Judge Me, Ambitionz Az A Ridah, Wonda Why They Call U Bitch, Life Goes On, and Run Tha Streetz are what Pac was about. Picture Me Rollin was just not a type of song Pac does, cuz he isnt into all that materialistic bullshit, and why he recorded that song is beyond me. But the album as a whole is great, and if im in a good mood ill give it 5/5....if not, 4.75/5. Either way, its a classic. Sometimes im feelin it more than others though. The 7 Day Theory, though, ALWAYZ gets a 5/5 from me.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: Don Jacob on August 14, 2001, 09:59:33 PM
i wouldn't say picture me rollin' is a jay-z song AT ALL< that's some laid back g shit....which was part of pac's demeaner DEFINATLY it made that album more diverse
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: maxi-padz on August 15, 2001, 12:41:09 AM
dont get me wrong i know iz a classic
but how can it get a 5/5 unless all da songz cop a 5??
jsut a matter of interest
peace
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Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: West Coast Veteran on August 15, 2001, 01:17:49 AM
^^^ cause NO album in the history of music is completely perfect...nothing is completely perfect so you gotta take that into consideration...if most of the tracks are dope and the album changed the way things normally are than it's a CLASSIC 5/5!

read my post above where i discussed the importance of this album...

- songs: only 1 wack song [whatz ya phone #]
- impact: HUGE impact! [summarized it in my post above]

Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: maxi-padz on August 15, 2001, 01:31:32 AM
true man i agree with u
i just heard ppl say a classic was 5/5 a "FLAWLESS" and im like daz impossible
peace
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Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: Doggystylin on August 15, 2001, 03:02:57 AM
picture me rollin was dope!!!
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: verbalassaulta on August 15, 2001, 08:15:22 AM
thought this was the best album ever made/ i still listen to it even today...every song is dope including whats ya phone #...though its just not as good as the other tracks...6/5
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: ImmortalOne on August 15, 2001, 09:27:31 PM
This album had huge impact, and its probably the best rap double cd ever, therefore its a classic. I wouldnt say its the greatest rap album ever, cuz there are a handful I consider to be better, but this is in the top 10.
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: ImmortalOne on November 24, 2001, 01:27:12 PM
Movin this back up ^^^

I posted a track by track review in addition to my summary of the album. Also, ive decided this album is A LITTLE better than The 7 Day Theory, and equal to Me Against The World. And Jake, how come the cover isnt showing up??
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: IKON on November 24, 2001, 08:38:11 PM
:o
Yeah this album is definitely a classic. Pac was so ahead of his time. I can listen to the 2 discs completely(sometimes I even play "Whatz ya Phone #") That song is sucky but compare that to some of the shit that comes out today
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: NEW_MINORITY on November 25, 2001, 09:57:23 AM
the 3rd best pac album
Title: Re: All Eyez On Me
Post by: BossPlaya on December 16, 2001, 08:27:14 AM
5/5