In 1991, Pac filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Oakland PD, accusing cops of brutally beating him for jaywalking. In 1993, he shot an off-duty police officer in Atlanta in self-defense (he was indicted, but charges were eventually dropped). A year later, he survived being shot five times at Manhattan's Quad Studios. You can't blame him for feeling a bit paranoid, and the title and contents of his classic third album-released while he was serving a year sentence for sexual assault-sum up the sentiment just right.
45. 2Pac, Me Against the World (1995)