Shakur's latest posthumous album, Death Row Records
double CD, "Until The End Of Time," debuted at
No 1 on the album chart this week -- six days after release,
putting the label back on top.
moved approximately 430,000 units. More than 20 selections
of never-before-released material from the Death Row vaults
are contained on the CD, all written and performed by Tupac.
a doubt, this new CD further establishes 2Pac as rap's dominant
voice," say's Death Row Records founder and owner,
Suge Knight, who also served as executive producer on "Until
The End Of Time."
The End Of Time" is expected to become the rapper's
eighth consecutive platinum CD for sales of more than one
million units, says Death Row. It will be the first of two
double-CDs from the 2Pac tapes in Death Row's archives to
be released by Death Row Records.
recorded at the same prolific period of his life -- 1995-1996,"
says Knight. "It was a creative period for Pac."
In other Pac
related news, a play titled "Up Against The Wind"
debuted in New York City Monday night. Afeni Shakur, whose
was played by actress Hazelle Goodman, was in tears at times,
as she watched her son's life story played out. The play
was written by Michael Develle and Shakur's sister Sekyiwa
acted as a consultant to ensure accuracy.
Members of The
Outlawz attended the play, which was showcased at the New
York Theater Workshop. "2PAC was a born star. You just
know when somebody got it" said group member E.D.I.
"If you knew a person like Pac all your life you would
say that he was a born star. All people - not just us -
all people knew that about him. You knew he was gonna do
The play consists
of two acts and begins during Pac's trial for sexual assault
and ends after he was killed in a hail of bullets in Las