Tupac Amaru Shakur known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. He was born in Lesane Parish Crooks, New York City June 16, 1971 and dead on September 13, 1996 at the age of 25. Despite the fact that the rapper is dead, he is considered by many as one of the most significant rappers of all time. His work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of resistance and activism against inequality.
we present the top 5 2Pac Shakur songs that will forever remain in our hearts.
5. California Love
“California Love” a rap/hip hop song by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman, released in 1995 as 2Pac’s first single as the newest artiste of the record “Death Row Record” after he was released from prison. After the successful release of the track, it became one of 2Pac’s most widely and successful known singles, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and five weeks at number one in New Zealand. The song was nominated for a posthumous Grammy Award as a Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman) in 1997.
4. Still I Rise
“Still I Rise“ is a song by 2Pac and Outlawz released on December 21, 1999, by Death Row Records and Interscope Records off 2Pac’s studio album “Still I Rise“.
The album features production from 2Pac’s closest producers Tony Pizarro, Johnny “J” and QDIII, and appearances from Big Syke and Nate Dogg.
3. Letter 2 My Unborn
“Letter 2 My Unborn” is a song by Tupac Shakur, the song was released as a posthumous single from his album Until the End of Time in 2001. On this track 2Pac tries playing his role as a father to his unborn child. The amazing track was produced by Johnny J, and Trackmasters.
2. All Eyez On Me
After the successful release of multiple tracks by Death Row Record, “All Eyez on Me” was the most loving track for his fan. It was released on February 13, 1996 off his fourth studio album by Death Row and Interscope Records. Since then, the song has been the ultimate for rap game stars. This track made history as the first ever hip-hop solo studio album released for mass consumption globally.
1. Hit ‘Em Up
In the American hip hop community “Hit ‘Em Up” was one of the greatest diss tracks ever recorded by 2Pac Shakur featuring the Outlawz on June 4,1996, due to its explicit lyrical content and the seriousness of violent intent by 2Pac and his colleagues towards their rivals. Few days after the release of “Hit ‘Em Up” , the East Coast rappers insulted in the song responded through tracks of their own. The controversy surrounding the song is due in part to Shakur’s murder in a drive by shooting only three months after its release.