The Rose That Grew from Concrete

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The Rose That Grew from Concrete
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ReleasedNovember 21, 2000
2Pac chronology
Still I Rise
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Until the End of Time
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Entertainment Weekly A− [3]
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The Rose That Grew from Concrete is a posthumous album based on the poetry/writings of Tupac Shakur, released on November 21, 2000. This album features a large cast of celebrities reading Shakur's poetry and writing, much in the spirit of a traditional spoken-word album. 2Pac is featured on the song "The Rose That Grew from Concrete". These vocals were remixed onto the track from the song "Mama's Just a Little Girl" that was recorded in 1996 and released in 2002 on the album "Better Dayz". [6]


It sold 262,672 copies in the United States as of 2011. [7]

Track listing

2."Wake Me When I'm Free" (featuring Babatunde Olatunji)5:52
3."Can U C the Pride in the Panther? (Male Version)" (featuring Mos Def)2:57
4."When URE Heart Turns Cold" (featuring Sonia Sanchez)1:38
5."U R Ripping Us Apart!!!" (featuring dead prez)3:04
6."Tears of a Teenage Mother" (featuring Jasmine Guy)0:39
7."God" (featuring Reverend Run)0:47
8."And Still I Love You" (featuring Red Rat)3:03
9."Can U C the Pride in the Panther? (Female Version)" (featuring Mos Def)4:54
10."If There Be Pain" (featuring Providence & RasDaveed El Harar)4:32
11."A River That Flows Forever" (featuring Danny Glover, Afeni Shakur and The Cast of The Lion King)2:20
12."The Rose That Grew from Concrete" (featuring Nikki Giovanni)2:35
13."In The Event of My Demise" (featuring Outlawz and Geronimo Ji Jaga)4:41
14."What of a Love Unspoken" (featuring Tre' from Pharcyde)3:16
15."Sometimes I Cry" (featuring Dan Rockett)3:10
16."The Fear in the Heart of a Man" (featuring Q-Tip)4:16
17."Starry Night" (featuring Quincy Jones & Mac Mall)4:33
18."What of Fame?" (featuring Russell Simmons)0:21
19."Only 4 the Righteous" (featuring Rha Goddess)2:29
20."Why Must You Be Unfaithful?" (featuring Sarah Jones)1:12
21."Wife 4 Life" (featuring 4th Avenue Jones and K-Ci)4:06
22."Lady Liberty Needs Glasses" (featuring Malcolm-Jamal Warner)2:23
23."Family Tree" (featuring Lamar Antwon Robinson and The IMPACT Repertory Theatre Group)3:21
24."Thug Blues" (featuring Lamar Antwon Robinson, Tina Thomas Bayyan and The IMPACT Repertory Theatre Group)4:46
25."The Sun and the Moon" (featuring Chief Okena Littlehawk)1:56


U.S. Billboard 200 [8] 89
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums [8] 28


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