Eyes and ears are still on Tupac in 2014.
Tupac’s All Eyez on Me double-album, which was released in 1996, was certified diamond recently by the RIAA, which means 10 million copies of the classic album have been sold.
All Eyez features a slew of hits including tracks like “All Bout U,” “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” and “California Love (Remix)”—oh and that’s just just disc one. Meanwhile, disc two boasts tracks like “Picture Me Rollin’,” “Thug Passion” and, of course, the project’s title track.
While Tupac, who recently inspired a Broadway show, holds his own on the album, All Eyez On Me also features a great supporting cast as Dr. Dre, Roger Troutman, Snoop Dogg (back when he was Snoop Doggy Dogg) and the late-great Nate Dogg all appear on the album.
The same year Tupac released All Eyez On Me, he also taped his final MTV interview.
In the interview, ‘Pac, who was gunned down in Las Vegas, Nevada in September of the same year, was asked if he was disappointed about losing the “Best Rap Video” award at the 1996 VMAs.
“I didn’t lose,” Tupac said in the clip, sitting next to Snoop. “I sold 6 and a half million copies, so I won.”
With more than 10 million copies sold of All Eyez On Me, it’s clear Tupac is still winning.