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Monday, January 24, 2005

Pick of the Week 1/24/05

Tupac -- All Eyez on Me (Death Row) 2001

Tupac was the wrong artist at the wrong time for me. I went through a lengthy period where rap wasn't really music (let alone art), and Tupac was sort of the embodiment for me of the bitches-guns-drugs themes that pushed me even further away. Fortunately people helped me into the world of hip hop (partly through the Roots, who "you'll like -- they have jazz influences and they play their own instruments) once I got to college, but I never went back for Tupac until recently. This double-album's well worth the re-visit. Great music, and a more rounded artist than I would have expected.


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