Tupac Shakur is widely revered as a legend and an icon. In less than five years, the thoughtful-yet-volatile rapper became a flashpoint for rage and awareness, in equal measure. With Shakur's highly-anticipated biopic All Eyez On Me hitting theaters on June 16--what would have been the fallen rapper's 46th birthday--there's a lot of attention on what he meant and still means to the culture at large.

But it's easy to almost miss the fact that 2Pac was a recording artist, first and foremost. He practically lived in the studio; he churned out five official studio albums between 1991 and 1996, an album with his crew Thug Life and countless soundtrack appearances. After he was killed in September 1996, posthumous albums of previously-unreleased material would hit the streets for another 10 years.

So with that in mind, we decided to take a look through all of those 2Pac albums to remind everyone of just how much material he left us in such a short time--but also to re-emphasize just how great the best of his albums were and still are. Check out our rankings in the list above.

Watch 2Pac's Video for "If My Homies Call":

Watch 2Pac's Video for "I Get Around":

Watch 2Pac's Video for "I Ain't Mad At Cha":

Watch 2Pac's Video for "I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto":


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