On this day (November 12th) in 1991, 2Pac released his debut studio album, ‘2Pacalypse Now' via Interscope Records. The rights to the album are now owned by Amaru Entertainment, founded by 2Pac's mother Afeni Shakur. The main tracks off the album were ‘Trapped’, ‘Brenda’s Got a Baby’, and ‘If My Homie Calls’. It had production from Shock G of Digital Underground, The Underground Railroad and Big D The Impossible. For me, ‘Trapped' and 'Brenda’s Got a Baby' were two huge & powerful tracks that got a lot of burn in the early 90s.
In the cassette era, I can see where this album struggled where an album like ‘Me Against The World' succeeded, because there were tracks that I fast-forwarded through or just thought a bit repetitious. All in all, it’s still an important piece of 2Pac's catalog. When this generation of listeners hears a song like 'Keisha’s Song' by Kendrick Lamar, they can go back and see the influence, which means it left its mark. Rest In Peace, Tupac Shakur.