Listen: Tupac Resurrected on Tyga’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ feat. Jadakiss
Tyga’s upcoming sophomore album Hotel California only has one track with a double feature on it. “Hit ‘Em Up” features the Young Money MC rapping alongside Jadakiss and a posthumous mash-up of 2Pac.
Back in February, T-Raww told VIBE that the release of Hotel California had been pushed back due to a “really, really lengendary” sample clearance. “It’s just something that people are not going to expect, and are gonna be like, ‘Damn, he did that!'” We can’t help but think that this Pac sound bite is what he was talking about.
Truth be told, Tyga pulls a ballsy move with this sample, or rather samples. “Hit ‘Em Up” is, first and foremost, originally that epic diss track by Pac that went in on the Notorious B.I.G. T-Raww, however, samples lyrics from several Tupac tracks and features for his “Hit ‘Em Up.” Among them are “Thug 4 Life,” “Thugs Get Lonely Too,” “Thug N U Thug N Me,” and even one of his lines off Petey Pablo’s “So Crazy.” Spin Tyga’s track below. Hotel California drops April 9.