2Pacalypse Now is the debut album of American rapper Tupac Shakur. It was first published on 12 November 1991. The album is mostly about poverty, racism, police brutality and similar aspects in American ghettos. The album was recorded at Starlight Sound Studios in Richmond, California from June to September 1991. Originally released on Interscope Records, the rights for the album has now Amaru Entertainment. The album title is a mixture of his stage name 2Pac and the film title Apocalypse Now from 1979.
2Pacalypse Now was according to his own statements, for example, rappers like Eminem, Nas or Talib Kweli an inspiration.
Dan Quayle, the former Vice President of the United States, the album marked on 22 September 1992 as a threat to society, and it forbid it. He gave a further statement on this from:
"There is absolutely no reason for a record like this to be published ... It has no place in our society. "
" There is absolutely no reason for such an album ... it has no place in our society. "
Nevertheless it reached April 1995 Gold status in the United States.
The Rolling Stone awarded three out of five stars. Marisa Brown of Allmusic, however, awarded 3.5 out of a possible five. She had the opinion that the beats were not always perfect, the MC parts were partly a bit inconsistent, but the album would still be great. Emilee Woods wrote that 2Pacalypse Now would be an eye - opening glimpse into the life of a ghetto - dweller. The music they rated 7 out of 10 and the texts with 9 out of 10. Overall, they forgave 8 of 10 The album reached # 64 on the Billboard 200 and number 23 on the Billboard R & B / Hip- Hop Albums. In the top 200 they remained 23 in the R & B / Hip- Hop Albums 34 weeks.