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R.I.P Tupac Shakur

Originally posted by dontexpectjustice

I know most of yall prolly won’t care about this since I’m an XO fan account but I just wanted to say R.I.P to my legend Tupac Shakur.

Nobody will ever understand how much he means to me, even though I was never alive when he was he’s still impacted my life in so many ways.

I’ve made so many fond memories to his music and everyday he keeps me going through the good and the bad. He keeps me smiling. The way he was so unapologetic and didn’t give a fuck is something I look up to.

The words he raps are still true to this day and if people could just look past the image the media gave him they’d understand. He had his bad moments but so does everyone and that’s what makes him so real and relatable.

Anyway, this one’s to the best rapper to exist, the realest man to ever do it, my biggest inspiration.

Tupac Shakur, I love you and rest in peace.

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On this day in music history: July 13, 1996 - “How Do U Want It” by 2 Pac hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, with the B-side “California Love” peaking at #6 on June 22. 1996, also topping the R&B singles chart for 3 weeks on July 6, 1996. Written by Johnny J. and Tupac Shakur, it is the biggest hit for the prolific rap artist. Featuring K-Ci & JoJo Hailey of Jodeci on background vocals, it is the second single from Tupac’s fourth album “All Eyez On Me”. Co-written and produced by Johnny J (aka Johnny Lee Jackson), the track is based around samples of Quincy Jones’ classic “Body Heat” and Brian McKnight’s “Up Around My Way”. The single release of “How Do U Want It” also includes the original hit version of “California Love” featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman (of Zapp). When the album is released in February of 1996, it features a remixed version of the track. Entering the Hot 100 at #4 on June 29, 1996, it leaps to the top of the chart two weeks later. The single earns Tupac a posthumous Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group in 1997. “How Do U Want It” also appears in the rapper and actor’s last film (though not the soundtrack album) “Gang Related”, released thirteen months after his death in October of 1997. “How Do U Want It” is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.