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2Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” Named The Most Profane Popular Rap Album Since 1985


(AllHipHop News) Tupac was a poet who articulated the plight of the downtrodden, intelligently expressed his anger and he liked to curse a lot. Yesterday (April 1st) Best New Ticket did a study of the frequency of profanity in rap albums from 1985-2013 and 2Pac’s All EyeZ On Me was #1.

The study only took into account 2,296 rap albums from 1985-2013, which were chosen based on “Total sales, artist name recognition, and album hit density” as well as Best New Ticket‘s opinion of what is “popular”. According to the study, Tupac’s first album on Death Row, 1996’s double disc All Eyez On Me contained 901 instances of cursing at a rate of 33.52 curse words per songs. The most frequent curse word was the N-word appearing 404 times (over 44% of the curses on the album).

While All Eyez On Me being a double disc album with 27 songs could explain its high volume of profanity, the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 double disc album Life After Death contained 23 songs and only 615 instances of cursing at a rate of 26.73 curses per song.

Other interesting finds from this study is that 2001 is apparently the most profane year since 1985, averaging over 20 curse words per year among the Top 5 most “influential rap albums” as determined by Best New Ticket.

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Check out the detailed breakdown of every curse word from every song of the 2,296 rap albums from 1985-2013 surveyed here

  • Brick Soulja

    Most popular and respected piece of material period.

    • thisnigga

      we’re gonna have cute babies together

      • MrNoName2K

        lol nigga you wildin

    • D. Rose in the paint

      I bet you dont know one song from that album by heart….you’re just on a bandwagon and dont know why you are on it!

      • Brick Soulja

        Do you? Of course not, because you don’t like Tupac. Any hater of Tupac would have a response like yours. It’s only natural and I’m glad that you lames still exist.

  • Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin’

    All Eyez On Me is overrated, Ready To Die is the sh!t

    • MrNoName2K

      my nigga, you got to be the last nigga alive still on that Biggie/2pac thing..

      • BIG MIKE SOMETHING SERIOUS

        Thanks man, i was going to respond to that.LOL!

      • Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin’

        It has nothing to do with that East/West sh!t. I got about 16 songs from Ready To Die on that mp3 sh!t and only 6 or so from All Eyez On Me, Can’t C Me is my favourite 2Pac song tho, i don’t like the emotional sh!t

    • johnblacksad

      ^^^^
      lol… ninjaz mayne

    • D. Rose in the paint

      Tupac HIMSELF is overrated….niggas are in love with his IMAGE!!
      LMAOO….because his music was average…..I wont even talk
      about his cheesy beats! LMMFAOOOO I wont even touch that….his pen
      game was super lite

      • johnblacksad

        I dunno about the pen game being lite… but his HEART tho!!

        Yo, he was 25 when he died… look at the legacy! Need I say more?

      • MrNoName2K

        you mustve been one of them Young Joc liking ass niggas

      • Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin’

        Exactly, when you say something negative about 2Pac, everybody starts crying like a lil’ b!tch

  • Eli Pinilla

    Ambitionz az a ridah

    • MrNoName2K

      ^2..That joint has my vote for #1 song on that album hands down!

      • johnblacksad

        does that make Tradin War Stories #2?

        I’m jus askin…

      • MrNoName2K

        lol i guess…id personally go with Scandalous as my #2..Nate Dogg rode out on that hook!

      • johnblacksad

        That Picture Me Rollin tho!!!

        Big Syke did his damn thing… I GOT KEEEYS, COMIN FROM OVERSEAS…. sheeeeit!

        All you punk police… picture me rollin… flossin a benz on rims that isn’t stolen… #mashit

      • Eli Pinilla

        I used to listen to that shit on repeat playin golden eye on the n64…..

      • Oknas

        golden eye was the shit

      • johnblacksad

        “ooooh I forgot… the D.A. …I guess that bitch had a lot to say in court…”

      • leftcoast13

        my fav song by far on a sunny LA day

    • Malik

      Ha! Book 1…Track 1

      so many battlefield scars while driven in plush cars
      this life as a rap star is nothing without heart
      was born rough and rugged, addressing the mass public
      my attitude was fvck it, cuz motherfuckers love it
      to be a soldier, must maintain composure at ease
      though life is complicated, only what you make it to be

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    AEOM came out in 1995, not 1996 AHH. 1996 was the 7 day theory. I know I know, most of you was on your Power Ranger movement during this time. so you wouldn’t be able to catch that error. Haters comment in 5,4,3,2,1……… (real niccas hit the Like)

    • johnblacksad

      You probably liked men already… smh

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You liked the Pink Ranger huh?

      • johnblacksad

        LMFAO!!! ok… good one

    • Swiper

      AEOM came out in 1996, not 1995 was Me Against the World.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        nicca u just made me go look inside my CDs. AEOM Released February 13, 1996 Recorded October 13–27, 1995. Damn AHH got it right 1 time. Haters still going to insult, just watch!

      • Swiper

        But AEOM was released in 1996.

      • Keith N.

        What were you watching back during the Power Ranger movement that would make you think All Eyez On Me came out in 95?

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I already corrected my statement on newest post. I swear some of u niccas understand emojis and memes more than words!

      • johnblacksad

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        LMAO!

      • johnblacksad

        LMAO… ya’ll killin me… hahahaha

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Well while you were watching power rangers, I was playing All Eyez on me while fu(king your older sister!

      • D. Rose in the paint

        Since when did they place release dates in CD covers?? Never! You are a fraudulent clown

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        SIr, On the back cover it says 1996. I made a mistake in my first posting stating it was 1995. Damn you niccas understand memes and emojis more than sentences these days?!?!1

      • johnblacksad

        no mistake here… you was just on your bullshit as usual
        actin like you own the CD when we know back then you couldn’t afford a double CD… smh

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I have so many CDs it kills me that they came out with an IPod nicca!

      • johnblacksad

        a fraudulent clown…. oh my… LMAOOOOOO!!!!

        i’m in tears here… lol

    • hiphoppin

      LOL u stupid muthafucka., AEOM came out in 96

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You liked the yellow Ranger?

      • hiphoppin

        haha u mad u bish!

      • johnblacksad

      • jondubock

        I guess we can call it …When trolling goes wrong…..hahahaha…..

    • IceBergSlim

      You was close Playboy but it was released in 1996..when he came home form the Joint

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        yeah I know. caught it later..

      • johnblacksad

        I bet you did. Pause.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        LMAO damn u niccas never stop. except u not bad boy!

    • johnblacksad

      Real niccas ain’t gon hit the Like because of that huge L that your comment is… smh

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        u not even black or know what a real nicca is! FOH outta town niccas. QUEENS! U got some nerve!

    • MrNoName2K

      AEOM dropped in 96 hoe cake ass nigga!

    • D. Rose in the paint

      Ummmm NO!!! AEOM dropped in 1996…I know for sure I was a Freshmen in college and it dropped my 2nd semester in February. Remember it like yesterday….and Makavelli dropped later that year a couple months after he died

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Makaveli was released the NOV month he died u fraudulent clown NICCA! FU(K BOY!

    • Brick Soulja

      The first single dropped in 1995.

    • leftcoast13

      AEOM dropped Feb “1996” ‘the single ‘Cali love’ came out winter “95”

      • Guest

        I remember like it was yesterday, I was in Highschool

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    • Dhz30

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      • johnblacksad

        LMFAOOOOO!!!!

        #finesse

    • brotha_man

      whoa,whoa…..whoa! nobody does drugs here. run!! its the police!!!!

  • still listening this album all day long

    • D. Rose in the paint

      why? when there were so many better albums that dropped that year…..smh…lmaooo…I swear the media took one rapper and overhyped his ass

      • Brick Soulja

        I swear you haters are going to have a heart attack eventually lol.

  • Executive

    Some people only hear the curse words.

    • johnblacksad

      ^^^^
      whoa… underrated post!

    • brotha_man

      like lauryn hill once said “And even after all my logic and my theory

      I add a “Motherfu**er” so you ignorant niggas hear me”

      • Executive

        Hell ya bruh.

  • Executive

    Pac got out of prison in 95 and started working on aeom, it released feb 13 1996.

  • Cory Evans

    This is BS….I love Geto Boys to death but they were WAAAY worse than Pac ….and that’s just who hit me first

    • hoeyuno

      Geto boys was the first thing that came to mind when I read the article…

      • breakemoff43

        Geto Boys should’ve been first on the list. They got the minds of a lunatic!!!!!!!!!!!

    • “Gangster of Love” alone…

  • D. Rose in the paint

    Its hilarious to me that people even DARE compare Tupac to REAL lyricist like Rakim and Nas…hahahhhahahahaha….Tupac was a subpar lyricist who rose to prominence because of his image, actin career, sex appeal, and women friendly songs……all of these things covered up the fact that he was extremely AVERAGE as a rapper….back in the 90’s we knew this though

    • youngplaya

      You can’t be serious. Rakim and NAS…post up these awesome lyrics you’re referring to. With Rakim and Nas being so awesome, they both healthy and still living. Where are all these awesome lyrics and albums at? You’re entitled to your opinion, but I sense some hate in your post. Extremely average as a rapper lol compared to who? lol come on man

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Ur statement is as strong as D roses longevity……….tooo sooon FAGG!

    • johnblacksad

      Pac is the homie tho… for as much time as I spent in my room listening to him touch various subjects, I feel like he is one of my big brothers for real…

      I dunno how to explain it… Pac was there for me period…

      I remember when I was young, and actually to this day… when I hear of a close one passing, I straight bump Life Goes On… just an example…

      No dis to my pops, but I feel like Pac taught me to be strong, have no fear, be a soldier at heart… because the coward dies a thousand deaths… to watch out for scandalous hoes… I mean.. believe me, Pac was there period… Rakim nor Nas ain’t done half of that for me… even though they have admirable lyrics as well

      Peacefully…

      • words of the truth bro, thats exactly how i feel, even tho im white.. he made me stronger and still does teach me in various things

      • Malik

        “I dunno how to explain it… Pac was there for me period…”

        ————–

        You aint never lie @johnblacksad:disqus…wORd!!!

    • W.$.G.T.$

      Rakim got crazy, original flow.

      NAS one of the best lyricist to grace the mic, no doubt!

      2PAC spit some of the realest shit u ever heard, and rode the track with so much passion its no question why he reached so many people WORLDWIDE. That’s a fact.

      *listen to his ME AGAINST THE WORLD ALBUM from start to finish for anyone who doubts, it’ll change ya mind. FACT!

    • Brick Soulja

      Just as I suspected, you’re a Tupac hater.

    • brotha_man

      nobody compares pac with rakim and nas. all three represent the struggle, they just have different story telling methods. Me against the world still one of my fav albums of alltime. 1. me against the world- 2 pac 2. illmatic – nas 3. the diary – scarface

    • breakemoff43

      Nigga you sound dumb.

    • leftcoast13

      put on “Troublesome 96′ then reply

    • Oknas

      nas is the better rapper, pac is the better artist.

      Pac kept his lyrics average on purpose to connect with fans.
      If you compare pacs interviews with nas, you can tell pac had a higher intellect, he just chose to dumb his shit down plus he makes songs alot quicker than nas.

    • Immortal

      Bruh it’s all about the time you were in. I remember as a youth Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five with the provocative messages in their music in the early 80’s, I think of Marvin and the words to his songs and not just Sexual Healing or lets get it on. (not a young’un here) Rakim was IMO ahead of his time, yet perfect in it. He came with a message, and a flow that made you want to listen. You could take Eric B away and still be hooked on his flow. I think of Tupac and remember Digital Underground when they were getting it in, yet remember when he switched up and went gangsta. He was there doing his, in his time. Same for Nas. Unfortunately many of todays youth are missing the messages that the early MC’s had and listening to the fake message that many of todays “artists” have (not many MC’s today). I’d take Joe Ski Love and the “Pee Wee Herman” over any dumb dance that’s out today by any artist, and that was even dumb back then. “Back in the day when I was young, I’m not a kid anymore…….”

    • Phibes

      I couldn’t have said it better!!!

    • jon dubock

      Nas aint even better than AZ….

    • ClosedCaskets

      tupacs lyrics had meaning and thats deep #life wake the fuk up idiot lmao

  • hitman619

    Early Too short wins the award for a artist with the most curse words….Listen to the album “Born to Mack” by Too Short

    • brotha_man

      u aint lying

      • hitman619

        Bitch every other word!

  • hoeyuno

    Check out black sheeps “for doz dat slept” off a wolf in sheep’s clothing.. I would put money on it that there is no other song with as many cusses in it!!

  • Executive

    So glad to have taken this moment all in back in 96, that album made my whole summer and I still play it. I was 12 and the rap game was in great shape. I’m stuck in the 90’s to early 2000’s when it comes to music.

    • leftcoast13

      Could not sum it up any better than what u said but I was 15 going on 16 in August of 96″ and this album I stayed playing while smoking weed and just listen to this album on my walkman or boombox

      • Executive

        The good old days, rappers put 100% into their music. No twitter and all that other soft shit mane.

    • Oknas

      I was still playing video games and listening to RnB more than anything lol
      I think i really started listening to rap at like 97-98 smh

    • Jayson C Williams

      Me too

    • Ace

      I co-sign that.

      • Executive

        Yes sir! Nothing but good times back then.

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  • brotha_man

    And even after all my logic and my theory

    I add a “Motherfuc**r” so you ignant niggas hear me

    • hoeyuno

      Lauren coulda been best female mc of all time if she wanted to be!!

      • gem collector

        Amen to that!

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  • R.E Dykes

    wow thats so right but crazy that hasnt anybody touch 2pacs music lyrics yet dmn get it right youngsters get your minds right and tight

  • Dante Rapper

    wow whoever did this piece of research has so much time on their hands

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  • KingsCountyCrooklyn

    people fail to realize Pac was a poetic song writer where as Nas &
    Rakim were lyrical technicians. they all had stories to tell and did it
    in their own ways. they can’t be compared, what made Pac stand out is he
    was driven by internal rage when he joined death row. Artist like Rakim
    were expressing more scientific conscious matter during his time. Nas
    was more of a street journalist letting people know what was going on in
    the inner city.

  • Guest

    why does it say 1985? shudnt it be 1995

    • Keith N.

      The list started at 1985 and no album before All Eyez on Me or after has topped it as shown in the graph in the article.

      Thanks for reading.