“Changes” is a hip hop tune by 2Pac featuring Talent and is a timely meditation on race, class, and politics. Shakur not only addresses the War on Drugs but as well as the War on Poverty.
The preponderance of the problems that he speaks about in his song is about matters that Huey Newton was trying to improve. Throughout the entire song, Shakur is addressing issues that are being designed to keep African-Americans suppressed in the United States.
The tune makes references to the war on drugs, the treatment of black population by the police at the time, segregation, the perpetuation of poverty and its accompanying vicious-cycle value practice in urban African American society, and the difficulties of life in the ghetto.
The chorus and piano are all sampled from “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby and the Range and was moreover influenced by the late 1972 hit “Changes” by Black Sabbath
7. Keep Ya Head Up
The song “Keep Ya Head Up” is a late 1993 hit single by rapper 2Pac. The song stars R&B singer Dave Hollister and is committed to black women and Latasha Harlins.
Shakur’s commitment to the song never hesitated. “I think he s— that I say, no one else says,” the rapper told the Los Angeles Times in the year 1995. “Who was composing about black women before the ‘Keep Ya Head Up?’ Now everybody got a tune about black women.”
The beat is also sampled from Zapp’s “Be Alright,” and the popular chorus is obtained from The Five Stairsteps’ “O-oh Child.” It was initially released in Shakur’s 1993 music album named Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. He is later appearing following his death in 1998 in his Greatest music Hits compilation.
8. Life Goes On
The music “Life Goes On” is a single album from 2Pac’s music album All Eyez On Me. He gives tribute to his deceased friends, and further reflects on his own life, and possible death.
As per to the ‘’Making Of All Eyez On Me’‘ an article by XXL Mag, gang bangers listened to the song and cried. Through the terms of Johnny J, Tupac’s intimate friend, and a producer, ’‘we had people in gatherings, you want to call them street guys or just hardcore, they were deep into their thing – and they all broke down in tears.’’
9. Hit ‘Em Up
The song “Hit ‘Em Up” is a diss song by the hip hop artist 2Pac starring the Outlawz, a group affiliated with him. It is the B-side to the music single “How Do U Want It,” officially released on June 4, 1996.
In this trending song, 2Pac and the Outlawz threaten to kill Lil Cease, Biggie, Puff Daddy, and Mobb Deep; call Lil’ Kim rough and Biggie fat.
Reporter Chuck Philips, who examined Shakur at Can-Am, explained the song as “a caustic anti-East Coast campaign in which the rapper threatens to murder Biggie, Sean Combs (ie, Puffy), and a slew of Bad Boy artists and even other top New York acts.”
Tupac’s foremost reason for believing Bad Boy and his gunning down to be connected was that rappers Puff Daddy and Biggie were in the same New York record workshop as Tupac when he was shot to near death. Tupac maintained that “Who Shot Ya?” was evidence that Bad Boy genuinely sent his assassin.
10. Until The End Of Time
This musical version of “Until the End of Time” was officially released as a single song one month before the double record of the same name.
The record is based around a representation of Mr. Mister’s single 1985 single “Broken Wings” and the singer R.L. from the R&B group Next performs the chorus.
R.L. explained that his part in this song has initially been for Dave Hollister, who sang on 2Pac’s popular “Brenda’s Got a Baby.”