On this date 19 years ago, Tupac’s third posthumous album Until The End Of Time was released on the Amaru/Death Row imprint.
Recorded while ‘Pac was an artist on Death Row Records with material taken from studio sessions for All Eyez On Me and Makaveli: The Don Killuminati 7 Day Theory, Tupac’s first double album and seventh full length studio album is one of the best selling Hip Hop albums of all time.
Produced primarily by the late Johnny J, songs like “Letter 2 My Unborn”, “Happy Home”, When Thugz Cry” and even the album’s title track are remixes by other producers, however, the ideas from the tracks are still in tact. Johnny J, whose real name is Johnny Jackson, died in 2008 in an apparent suicide while serving three years in prison, but many believe that he was killed rather than to be paid the millions he was owed in royalties by Suge Knight and Death Row Records for the records produced.
With 29 tracks saturated with Tupac’s closest associates and recent signees Outlawz, Shakur’s energy andf legacy is a preserved tine capsule within itself. Completed during studio visits in which ‘Pac himself knew would be some of his last, at least with Death Row Records, so for a lot of Tupac’s cult followers this is their holy grail.
Salute to the late, great Tupac Shakur(RIP), his mother Afeni Shakur(RIP), his pops Mutulu Shakur, brother Mopreme, The Outlawz, the late Johnny J(RIP), Big Syke(RIP), Hussein Fatal(RIP), Yaki Kadafi(RIP) and everyone who took part in making this album a Hip Hop classic!