Hit ‘Em Up Lyrics
“Hit ‘Em Up” is a song written by Tupac Shakur. The song was originally titled “Bad Boy Killer,” but Tupac later changed it to “Hit ‘Em Up.” The title came from the rapper’s desire to take down Bad Boys Records and become the best rapper in the world. In this song, Tupac also refers to himself as “Bad Boy Killer.”
The song has a sad implication. It was written by Tupac Shakur, who died just three months after the song was released. Another Outlaw, Yaki Kadafi, was accidentally killed on 10 November 1996, and Hussein Fatal was tragically killed in a car accident in 2015. In 2015, both of these artists died. In addition to Tupac, another member of the Outlawz was also killed in a car accident.
Hit ‘Em Up” became a viral hit thanks to the controversial lyrics and the powerful music video. The video featured impersonators of other Bad Boy artists like Puff Daddy and Lil Kim. “Hit ‘Em Up” was recorded in 1996 at Can Am Studios and was later included on a number of Tupac compilation projects. However, this song was not the first song Tupac released on the internet.
Tupac’s lyric “Hit ‘Em Up” is a parody of the song “The Notorious B.I.G.” Defending Tupac’s life, Tupac makes fun of Notorious B.I.G. and the “Bad Boys” label. Tupac refers to this song in “Hit ‘Em Up”‘s chorus, where he mentions the other East Coast rappers in the context of finishing off his opponents.