Live at the House of Blues (Tupac Shakur album)

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Tupac: Live at the House of Blues
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ReleasedSeptember 5, 2005
RecordedJuly 4, 1996
Venue House of Blues (Sunset Strip, West Hollywood)
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Tupac chronology
The Rose, Vol. 2
Tupac: Live at the House of Blues
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Tupac: Live at the House of Blues is a live album and the final concert by American rapper 2Pac. The performance was recorded at the House of Blues, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California, July 4, 1996 [3] and was released on both CD and DVD on September 5, 2005. [4]



Although the album is credited to 2Pac, the concert was in fact a joint show with Snoop Dogg and tha Dogg Pound. The concert was divided into two halves: Throughout the first half 2Pac, backed by his hip-hop-clique, the Outlawz, performs and features R&B duo, K-Ci & JoJo, while in the second half, Snoop Dogg goes back and forth with tha Dogg Pound and features West Coast singer, Nate Dogg. For the shows climax, 2Pac rejoins the stage and he and Snoop perform their then recent hit, "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted". [5] [6]

Of the songs performed by 2Pac, three of them, at that time, were unreleased and would not see a release until years after his death. The unreleased songs performed were "Troublesome", "Tattoo Tears" and "Never Call U Bitch Again." [7] Tha Dogg Pound also performed an unreleased song, "Me in Your World", which would see a release later the same year on Death Row Greatest Hits . [8] [9] Since its release Tupac: Live at the House of Blues has sold over a million copies and is certified Platinum. [10]

The DVD and Blu-ray edition contains the entire uncut concert and includes five full-length music videos; "California Love (Remix)", "To Live & Die in L.A.", "Hit 'Em Up", "How Do You Want It" and "I Ain't Mad at Cha." [11]

Track listing

1."Ambitionz Az a Ridah" (featuring Outlawz)2:13
2."So Many Tears" (featuring Outlawz)1:54
3."Troublesome" (featuring Outlawz)2:40
4."Hit 'Em Up" (featuring Outlawz)4:25
5."Tattoo Tears" (featuring Outlawz)2:23
6."All Bout U" (featuring Outlawz)2:59
7."Never Call U B***h Again" (featuring Outlawz)2:26
8."Freek'n You" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo, Outlawz)1:03
9."How Do U Want It" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo, Outlawz)4:42
10."What Would U Do" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)4:20
11."Murder Was the Case" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)3:45
12."Tha Shiznit" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)2:29
13."If We All Gone Fuck" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)2:31
14."Some Bomb Azz (Pussy)" (featuring Nate Dogg Tha Dogg Pound)3:05
15."Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)" (featuring Nate Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound)3:20
16."New York" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)4:44
17."Big Pimpin'" (featuring Nate Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound)2:30
18."Do What I Feel" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)3:58
19."G'z and Hustlas" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)2:43
20."Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)2:57
21."Me in Your World" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)3:12
22."For My Niggaz and Bitches" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)2:23
23."Doggfather" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)2:50
24."Gin and Juice" (featuring Tha Dogg Pound)6:00
25."2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" (featuring Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, K-Ci & JoJo, Outlawz, Tha Dogg Pound)4:04


Chart positionsPeak
French Charts [12] 179
U.S. Billboard 200 [13] 159
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums [14] 48
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums [15] 11


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [16] Gold7,500^
New Zealand (RMNZ) [17] Gold2,500^
United Kingdom (BPI) [18] Gold25,000^
United States (RIAA) [19] Platinum100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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