Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996 and I figured it was fitting to showcase one of my favorite Tupac songs for Friday Throwback. It’s crazy to realize that it’s been now eleven years since he passed. Part of the reason I like this song so much is because of the timing. The video was released to MTV only two days after he died. And in the video, it shows him dying and partying in heaven. It was odd timing, but more coincidental than ironic. The video was filmed several months earlier. The song itself was on Pac’s All Eyez On Me and featured a sampling of DeBarge’s A Dream.

  • Where have you gone Bokeem Woodbine?
  • They can get a real actor like Bokeem, yet hire people off the street to play the one scene where there’s dialogue in the ambulance?
  • Redd Foxx greets you after you die?
  • I like the album version of the song much better than the video version.
  • Quick to approach a ghetto cutie with the same line? I remember them hollerin’ at hoochies with the same line.
  • Whatever happened to Danny Boy?
  • That was a broke ass Sammy Davis Jr. in there.
  • While he redid the song entirely for the video version, most of the first and second verses are similar and only changed because of the cursing. However, the third verse is entirely different.
  • Marvin Gaye was dancing like a mad man and Jimmy Hendrix was wearing some loud colors.

Even though his works were probably a bit overrated lyric wise, there’s no arguing about his impact in hip hop. I still wear my Pac shirt today.