All Eyez on Me is the fourth studio album by 2Pac and the last to be released during his lifetime. It features production by 2Pac himself alongside a variety of producers, including DJ Quik, Johnny "J", Dr. Dre, Rick Rock, Daz Dillinger, DJ Pooh, and DeVante Swing.Two singles from the album - "How Do U Want It" and "California Love" - both went on to become Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles on its way to making history as the first ever double-full-length hip-hop solo studio album released for mass consumption globally.All Eyez on Me was the second album by 2Pac to chart at number one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling 566,000 copies in the first week. The album won the 1997 Soul Train R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year Award posthumously. Shakur also won the Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the 24th Annual American Music Awards. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA on July 23, 2014, eighteen years after Shakur's death.
Aesthetically, Beats, Rhymes and Life was the last A Tribe Called Quest album to follow the Native Tongues theme of afrofuturism. Its colourfully illustrated cover sees a striped woman carrying a flag in what appears to be a post-apocalyptic metropolis, painted in rich red, green and yellow pan-African colours. One interpretation of this is of a land where revolution for African Americans has finally been realised. 2b1af7f3a8