" Dear Mama " was released as the album's first single in February 1995, along with the track "Old School" as the B-side .  It would become the album's most successful single, topping the Hot Rap Singles chart and peaking at the ninth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 .  The single was certified platinum in July 1995,  and later placed at #51 on the year-end charts . The second single, " So Many Tears ", was released in June, four months after the first single.  The single would reach number six on the Hot Rap Singles chart, and number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.  " Temptations ", released in August, was the third and final single from the album;  it would be the least successful of the three released, but still did fairly well on the charts, reaching number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 35 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks , and number 13 on the Hot Rap Singles charts.