Label: Death Row, Interscope

Few album titles have adressed their author's predicament as well as this double-album epic by Pac. Way before rappers going to jail became passé, he was fresh off an 11-month stay at Riker's after being bailed out by Suge Knight, head of rap's most notorious label, Death Row. Needless to say, the entire world was watching, and Pac seemed to thrive off the attention on the mic.