|Still I Rise|
|Studio album by|
|Released||December 21, 1999|
|Recorded||October 14, 1995 – September 6, 1996 |
(2Pac's & Yaki Kadafi vocals)
(Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
|Singles from Still I Rise|
|Los Angeles Times|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
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.The album contains all previously unreleased,albeit remixed material. It was released on December 21,1999,by Death Row Records and Interscope Records.
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.
The album debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart,selling 408,000 in the first week.The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
"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).
Still I Rise debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart,selling 408,000 in the first week.On February 2,2000,the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over one million copies. As of September 2011,the album has sold a total of 1,692,316 copies in the United States,according to Nielsen Soundscan.
On February 10,2000,the album was certified gold by Music Canada (MC) for sales of over 50,000 units in Canada.On March 14,2014,the album was certified gold by British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for 100,000 units sold in the United Kingdom.
|1||"Letter to the President"||QD III||6:03|
|2||"Still I Rise"||Johnny J||4:45|
|3||"Secretz of War"||Johnny J||4:15|
|4||"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)"||2Pac,Soulshock and Karlin||4:22|
|5||"As the World Turns"||Darryl "Big D" Harper||5:08|
|6||"Black Jesuz"||2Pac,L Rock Ya,Mr. Lee||4:29|
|8||"Hell 4 a Hustler"||Damon Thomas||4:56|
|9||"High Speed"||Darryl "Big D" Harper||5:59|
|10||"The Good Die Young"||Darryl "Big D" Harper||5:42|
|12||"Teardrops and Closed Caskets"||QD III||5:05|
|13||"Tattoo Tears"||Kurupt,E.D.I. Mean||5:02|
|14||"U Can Be Touched"||Johnny J||4:23|
|15||"Y'all Don't Know Us"||Quimmy Quim &Reef||4:55|
|Year||Song||Billboard Hot 100||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles &Tracks|
|1999||"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)"||72||36|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000*|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
* Sales figures based on certification alone.
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