Tupac Shakur: The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Volume I Posthumous hip-hop albums tend to disregard dignity in favor of commercial gain. In that sense — and many others — Tupac Shakur: The Rose That… Tupac Shakur: The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Volume I Posthumous hip-hop albums tend to disregard dignity in favor of commercial gain. In that sense — and many others — Tupac Shakur: The Rose That… Various Artists Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Tupac Shakur: The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Volume I (2014)

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Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

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-

Originally posted Nov 24, 2000 Published in issue #570 Nov 24, 2000 Order article reprints
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