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Still I Rise is a collaboration album by 2Pac and the Outlawz. The album excludes some of the original line up of the Outlawz, including Hussein Fatal, who had left the group as he had refused to sign to Death Row.[6] The album contains all previously unreleased, albeit remixed material. It was released on December 21, 1999, by Interscope Records.

Still I Rise
Still I Rise.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 21, 1999
RecordedOctober 14, 1995 – September 6, 1996
(2Pac's vocals)

1998–1999
(Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
GenreWest Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length1:12:45
LabelInterscope
Producer
2Pac chronology
Greatest Hits
(1998)
Still I Rise
(1999)
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
(2000)
Outlawz chronology
Still I Rise
(1999)
Ride wit Us or Collide wit Us
(2000)
Singles from Still I Rise
  1. "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)"
    Released: October 28, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[2]
RapReviews6/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[4]
Uncut3/5 stars[5]

The album features production from 2Pac's close producers Tony Pizarro, Johnny "J" and QDIII, and appearances from Big Syke and Nate Dogg. The album features mostly tracks from Shakur while he was on Death Row.

"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya' Head Up II)" which features female group H.E.A.T. was the only single from the album. The song "Letter to the President" is featured in the film Training Day (2001).

Contents

Commercial successEdit

The album debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 408,000 in the first week.[7] It was certified Platinum February 2, 2000.[8] It eventually sold 1,692,316 by 2011, according to Nielsen Soundscan.[9]

By February 10, 2000 it had been certified for 50,000 units sold in Canada.[10] On 14 March 2014 it was certified Gold by BPI for 100,000 units sold in the UK.

Track listingEdit

# Title Producer Performers Time
1 "Letter to the President" QD III
  • Intro: E.D.I. Mean
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Chorus: 2Pac & C-Knight
  • Second verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Chorus: E.D.I. Mean & C-Knight
  • Third Verse: Kastro
  • Fourth Verse: 2Pac
  • Fifth verse: Big Syke
  • Outro: 2Pac & C-Knight
6:03
2 "Still I Rise" Johnny J 4:45
3 "Secretz of War" Johnny J
  • Chorus: E.D.I. Mean
  • First verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Second verse: 2Pac
  • Third verse: Yaki Kadafi
  • Fourth verse: Young Noble
4:15
4 "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" 2Pac, Soulshock and Karlin
  • Intro: 2Pac
  • Chorus: 2Pac, H.E.A.T. (back)
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Second verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Third verse: Young Noble
4:22
5 "As the World Turns" Darryl "Big D" Harper
  • Intro: 2Pac
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Chorus: Darryl "Big D" Harper, 2Pac (back)
  • Second verse: Young Noble
  • Third verse: Napoleon
  • Fourth verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Fifth verse: Yaki Kadafi
5:08
6 "Black Jesuz" 2Pac, L Rock Ya, Mr. Lee 4:29
7 "Homeboyz" Daz Dillinger
  • Intro: 2Pac
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Second verse: Young Noble
  • Chorus: 2Pac
  • Third verse: 2Pac
3:38
8 "Hell 4 a Hustler" Damon Thomas
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Chorus: Outlawz, J. Valentine (Back)
  • Second verse: E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble
  • Third verse: 2Pac
  • Outro: 2Pac
4:56
9 "High Speed" Darryl "Big D" Harper
  • Intro: Kastro, 2Pac
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Fourth verse: 2Pac
  • Second verse: Yaki Kadafi
  • Third verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Outro: 2Pac, E.D.I. Mean
5:59
10 "The Good Die Young" Darryl "Big D" Harper
  • Intro: 2Pac
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Chorus: Val Young
  • Second verse: Napoleon
  • Third verse: Young Noble
  • Fourth verse: Kastro
  • Fifth verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Outro: 2Pac, Young Noble
5:42
11 "Killuminati" Tony Pizarro
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Chorus: 2Pac, Kastro, Qierra Davis-Martin (harmony)
  • Second verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Third Verse: Yaki Kadafi
  • Outro: 2Pac
4:02
12 "Teardrops and Closed Caskets" QD III
  • Intro: 2Pac
  • First verse: Outlawz
  • Chorus: Nate Dogg, Val Young
  • Second verse: Outlawz
  • Third verse: Outlawz
5:05
13 "Tattoo Tears" Kurupt, E.D.I. Mean
  • Intro: 2Pac
  • First verse: 2Pac
  • Chorus: Outlawz
  • Second verse: Young Noble
  • Third verse: Napoleon
  • Fourth verse: Yaki Kadafi
  • Fifth verse: Kastro
5:02
14 "U Can Be Touched" Johnny J
  • Intro: Napoleon
  • First verse: Napoleon
  • Chorus: 2Pac
  • Second verse: E.D.I. Mean
  • Third verse: Kastro
  • Fourth Verse: Young Noble
  • Fifth verse: Yaki Kadafi
4:23
15 "Y'all Don't Know Us" Quimmy Quim & Reef
  • Intro: Young Noble
  • First verse: Young Noble
  • Chorus: Young Noble
  • Second verse: Napoleon
  • Third verse: E.D.I. Mean
4:55

LeftoversEdit

  • "Secrets of War" (Original Remake)
  • "Tattoo Tears" (Original Remake)
  • "U Can Be Touched" (Original Remake)

SamplesEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[11] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ChartsEdit

Album
Chart (2000) Peak
position
Austrian Charts (ARIA) 48[14]
Canadian Albums Chart (RPM) 9[15]
German Charts (Media Control Charts) 24[16]
Dutch Charts[17] 24
Irish Charts 50[18]
New Zealand Charts (RMNZ) 49[19]
Swedish Charts (Sverigetopplistan) 86[20]
U.S. Billboard 200 6[21]
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard 200) 2[21]
UK R&B Charts 14[22]
UK Charts 75[23]
Singles
Year Song Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
1999 "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" 72 36

ReferencesEdit

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