Listen & Download Hit ‘Em Up, a 1996 gansta rap diss song by American rapper 2Pac Shakur, which features his group the Outlawz.
It lyrics insults Shakur’s arch rival, The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls, as well as several other East Coast rappers including Puff Daddy.
On June 3, 1996, the Johnny J-produced track was released as the B-side to How Do U Want It. It samples some parts of Junior M.A.F.I.A.‘s Get Money.
“Hit ‘Em Up” had a large role in exacerbating the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. Following its release, the East Coast rappers insulted in the song responded through tracks of their own.
Furthermore, the controversy surrounding the song is due in part to Shakur’s murder only three months after its release.
In addition, the American hip hop community considers this to be one of the greatest diss tracks ever recorded due to its explicit lyrical content.
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