About Keep Ya Head Up. 2Pac may have been a gangsta, but he had feelings too! This is a feminist anthem from Pac, with references to pro-choice politics and what one might call rape culture. In a 1995 interview with LA Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac said: I think the shit that I say, no one else says. Who was writing about Black women before ‘Keep Ya Head Up?’ Now everybody got a song about Black women. 2Pac was in many ways more than just a gangsta rapper. He talked about his personal life, social and political issues, wrote spiritual raps and made a few party songs too. His engagement in activism doesn’t come as a surprise considering his mother, Afeni Shakur, was an active Black Panther Party member.
Keep Ya Head Up" is a 1993 hit single by 2Pac. The song features R&B singer Dave Hollister and is dedicated to black women and Latasha Harlins. The beat is sampled from Zapp's "Be Alright" and the chorus is taken from The Five Stairsteps' "O-o-h Child". It was first released in Shakur's 1993 album Strictly 4 My . later appearing after his death in 1998 in his Greatest Hits compilation.
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Текст песни 2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up. Little something for my God son elija and a little girl named koreem. Some say tha blacker tha berry Tha sweeter tha juice I say, tha darker tha flesh and tha deeper tha roots I give a hollar to my sisters on welfare Tupac cares, but don't nobody else care I know they like ta beat ya down a lot And when ya come around tha block brothers clown a lot But please don't. cry, dry ya eyes Never let up Forgive but don't forget girl keep ya head up And when he tells you you aint nothin Don't believe him And if he can't learn ta love ya, you.
The video was made for the song and it was shot from September 1-3, 1999 and is the only song from the album to have a video. Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" is a posthumous single by Tupac Shakur and Outlawz from the album Still I Rise.
Keep Ya Head Up by 2Pac from the album 2Pac's Greatest Hits 1998. Lyrics: Little somethin for my godson Elijah and a little boy named Kerim. Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots I give a holler to my sisters on welfare Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot When you come around the block brothas clown a lot But please
It spawned the hits "Keep Ya Head Up" and "I Get Around" and reached platinum status. On vinyl, Side A (tracks 1–8) was labeled the "Black Side" and Side B (tracks 9–16) the "Dark Side". It is Shakur's tenth-biggest selling album, with 1,366,000 units moved as of 2004. Great Rapper Great Actor Great Poet Great Lyricist Great Speaker Great Leader Great Activist Great Charisma Great Character Great Teacher Great Role Model Great Inspiration Great Visionary Great Voice Great Loss. The first brotha I wanna meet in heaven.
|A1||Keep Ya Head Up (Edit)||4:16|
|A2||Keep Ya Head Up (Vibe Tribe Remix)||4:26|
|B1||Keep Ya Head Up (Madukey Remix)||4:17|
|B2||I Get Around (Remix)||3:51|
- Engineer – Bob Tucker (tracks: A2, B2), Norman "Slam" Whitfield, Jr.* (tracks: A2, B2)
- Engineer [Remix] – Eric Flickinger (tracks: B1), Franklin Purrell (tracks: B1)
- Mixed By – D. Nettlesbey* (tracks: A2), Norman "Slam" Whitfield, Jr.* (tracks: A2)
- Producer – The D-Flow Production Squad* (tracks: B2), D.J. Daryl* (tracks: A1, B1)
- Remix [Additional] – Norman "Slam" Whitfield, Jr.* (tracks: B2)
- Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Bryant "Moe Dee" Johnson* (tracks: B1), Battlecat* (tracks: B2), Howard Johnson (tracks: B2), Kris Kellow* (tracks: B2), Lea Reis (tracks: B1), Paul Arnold (tracks: B2), Vibe Tribe (tracks: A2)
- Vocals – Money B (tracks: B2), Shockalock (tracks: B2), The Black Angel (tracks: A1, B1)
NotesA2: mixed for Vibe Tribe Entertainment.
B1: remix and additional production for Madukey Productions.
B2: produced for Stayin' Busy Productions.
A1, A2, B1 contain samples from "Be Alright" (R. Troutman; Rubberband Music, BMI) as recorded by Roger.
B2 contains samples from "Computer Land" (Saja Music/Troutman's Music, BMI) as recorded by Zapp.
Under license from Warner Special Products. Used by permission.
© 1993 Interscope Records. All Rights Reserved
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: STDM67917-18-1
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