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Tupac Shakur: The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Volume I

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Tupac Shakur: The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Volume I

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

Posthumous hip-hop albums tend to disregard dignity in favor of commercial gain. In that sense — and many others — Tupac Shakur: The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Volume I, a tribute to Tupac Shakur, is atypical. On it, musicians, actors, and producers come together in obvious reverence to record the rapper’s poetry as spoken-word performances, hip-hop rhymes, reggae grooves, and country ditties. The all-star list of performers includes Mos Def, Danny Glover, Q-Tip, Jasmine Guy, and Quincy Jones. The album leaves listeners assured of Shakur’s poetic gifts and saddened by his death. A-

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