Holla If Ya Hear Me
Point the Finga
Something 2 Die 4
Guess Who's Back
Keep Ya Head Up
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
The Streetz R Deathrow
I Get Around
2Pac‘s second album. Release date: February 16, 1993.
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… is the second studio album by rapper Tupac Shakur, released by T.N.T. Recordings/Interscope Records/EastWest Records America on February 16, 1993. The rights now belong to Amaru Entertainment. N.I.G.G.A.Z. in the title is an acronym for Never Ign’ant Getting Goals Accomplished; the “Z” in the title makes it a plural.
Similar to his debut, 2Pacalypse Now, the album contains many tracks emphasizing 2Pac’s political and social views. The original album was going to be named “Troublesome 21” and released in September ’92, but it was scrapped. Debuting at number twenty-four on the Billboard 200, this album saw more commercial success than its predecessor, and there are many noticeable differences in production. While Tupac’s first effort included a more underground or indie-rap-oriented sound, this album was considered his “breakout” album. It spawned the hits “Keep Ya Head Up” and “I Get Around” and has since reached double platinum status.
On vinyl, Side A (tracks 1-8) was labeled the “Black Side” and Side B (tracks 9-16) the “Dark Side.”
The album features guest appearances from the group Live Squad, 2Pac’s stepbrother The Wycked (later known as “Mopreme”, later a member of 2Pac’s groups Thug Life and The Outlawz), Ice-T, Ice Cube, Treach, Apache, Poppi, Deadly Threat, R&B singer Dave Hollister and Digital Underground.
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