100 Best Albums of the Nineties

From Moby to Nirvana, the records that defined a decade

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2Pac, 'All Eyez on Me'

50. 2Pac, 'All Eyez on Me'

All eyes were on him before he even said it. After a slew of arrests on both coasts elevated him to icon, and a near-death experience followed by months in jail made him a prison martyr, Tupac Shakur leapt out of the clink and into the most badass label in the industry: Death Row. The most combustible MC of all time then proceeded to burn a hole through America with a twenty-seven-track double album filled with bluster, bravado, Cali funk and Tupac's towering ego. His MC skills aren't abundant, but he spits his rhymes with an arrogance rare even on Planet Hip-Hop and sits back as he magnetizes you like only the sexiest of outlaws can.

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