Prime Music
Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Rose That Grew from Concrete
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Rose That Grew from Concrete


Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Amazon Price New from Used from
Vinyl, October 24, 2000
"Please retry"
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Amazon's 2Pac Store

Music

Image of album by 2Pac

Photos

Image of 2Pac

Videos

Artist Video

Biography

Amaru Entertainment/Interscope/UMe announce the release of THE BEST OF 2PAC - Part 1: Thug and THE BEST OF 2PAC - Part 2: Life, the 2 CDs are a retrospective showing the complex creativity of this lyrical genius. The CDs will be available on December 4, 2007.

2PAC is the top-selling rap artist of all time. His force was evident during the height of his popularity in the Nineties, but his ... Read more in Amazon's 2Pac Store

Visit Amazon's 2Pac Store
for 97 albums, 10 photos, videos, discussions, and more.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: 5556217203
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Customer Reviews

This book of poetry reveals his train of thoughts while he was alive.
a silent soldier
This book is one of the best poetry books that i've ever read, If u like to listen to Rap music or are a Tupac Shakur fan then you will deffitaly like this book.
Ryan
Go pick up this new album if you really want to hear what 2pac has been trying to say in his songs, it is a great cd, and should not be avoided.
Andrew Morse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 2000
Format: Audio CD
He died when he was 25..... He wrote these words when he was 19.
This album is so real and although most of the tracks do not have the feel of a 2Pac album-- the "lyrics" by Pac certainly do. Although I've enjoyed other articles by Dalton Higgins (the guy who wrote the amazon.com official review for this CD) I think he kind of missed the whole point of this album-- AND Tupac's life in general. For Dalton to say that Tupac's "thugged-out constituency" will vomit when hearing the songs about love is totally ridiculous. Dalton!!: That "other side" of Tupac is what attracts people to him over you everyday thug rapper, like DMX (who is basically a Tupac without this depth.)
Fans!!: If you buy this CD, understand there will be songs you don't like. But there will be songs you love. For me the best songs are the interpretations by Dead Prez, Mos Def, Outlawz, Quincy Jones and Mac Mall, 4th Avenue Jones' and K-ci, Nikki Giovanni, Danny Glover and Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur. And all who enjoyed Tupac's words, clarity and eloquence will love this album and cherish the brilliant mind that was destroyed by this "dormant and uncaring society." Tupac would be proud of this CD and as you listen to it you remember the whole time that these are Pac's words.
This is the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family who have admonished you for listening to Tupac's music because of it's vulgarity and profane lyrics. It may convince them to start listening to his wonderful music, even if they don't like rap.
The media and white America were very confused when it came to Tupac------------------> to anyone that thinks "outside of the box" when it comes to life, and dreams of a better world, Tupac is nothing less than a true hero. They say a dead man tells no tales, but through this CD Tupac still talks to the masses. His memory lives on; heed his words.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Morse on November 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Most people know 2pac for his banging beats and hardcore gangsta rhymes. But there are a certaine number of us that really hear what 2pac is saying is his albums, he is talking about the struggles he has gone through in his life, and his ideas of life in prodomonently African American neighborhoods around the US. This album, "the rose that grew from concrete" shows the true side of tupac at his best. The poetry on this album is a great example of his concern about important issues that surround america. His poems, although spoken by other individuals hit hard. My favorite ones on the album are, Pride of the panther, tears of a teenage mother, the rose that grew from concrete, and if there be pain. Go pick up this new album if you really want to hear what 2pac has been trying to say in his songs, it is a great cd, and should not be avoided.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 2002
Format: Audio CD
One of the things that made the late, lamented Tupac Shakur so compelling was that, at his best, he was able to expand the boundaries of what was possible in hip-hop; he was in a unique position to connect the dots between gangsta culture and the defiant, culturally aware tradition of '60s black radicalism. He may have ran with Suge Knight's thugged-out Death Row stable, but his background -- he was raised by his mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur -- helped him transcend hateful materialism and, occasionally, achieve the kind of honest, emotionally charged street poetry that resonated with listeners everywhere.
In the years since his untimely death in 1996, Tupac's legend as hip-hop's "shining black prince" has multiplied and his mother, Afeni, has stepped in as custodian and fiercely articulate guardian of his memory. On The Rose That Grew from Concrete, she enlists the help of everyone from Quincy Jones to Babatunde Olatunji to bring Tupac's words and vision back to life.
Those expecting a strict, hip-hop re-reading of Tupac's work may be a little disappointed. There's top-shelf talent here, no doubt -- Reverend Run, Q-Tip, Mos Def, Dead Prez, and Tupac's protégés the Outlawz all make appearances. But the project is based on Tupac's early attempts at poetry, written between 1989 and 1991, and the focus is on remembering him as an artist whose aspirations were bigger than the ghetto (remember, he attended the prestigious Baltimore School of the Arts). Accordingly, there are all sorts of unlikely guest appearances from the performing arts community, including memorable contributions from Afeni Shakur with Danny Glover and (believe it or not) the cast of the Lion King, as well as the IMPACT Repertory Theater Group, and actors Malcolm Jamal Warner and Jasmine Guy.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By jtking on November 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
It seems like that anything tupac touches becomes gold...this project from amaru records on tupac poetry is another must have for pac fans everywhere....thanks to guest appearances from the outlawz, mos def, q-tip, mac mall, etc this cd is not as boring as you might think by just reading what this cd is about....the tracks from this cd is not just about poetry reading, there are also singings and rapping included and the beats are pretty good too...the best tracks in this cd are "in the event of my demise" (great performance by outlawz, nice beat), "starry night" (QD III once again produced another dope track for us), the title song(r&b singing), and "family tree"....overall a good album but if u only like rap think twice about buying it
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category