Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as Kwame A-Plus has referred to 2Pac’s Hit ‘Em Up track as the world’s biggest diss song in a conversation with Nana Ama Mcbrown, Mona Gucci, Shatta Michy, and Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo on UTV’s United Showbiz program today.
This revelation came by when the panelists on the show were making reviews of issues in the Ghana entertainment industry that happened over the last week of which a music beef between Guru and Kuami Eugene was raised by the host of the show; Nana Ama Mcbrown.
“Hit ‘Em Up” is a diss song by hip hop artist 2Pac, featuring the Outlawz. It is the B-side to the single “How Do U Want It“, released on June 4, 1996. The song’s lyrics contain vicious insults to several East Coast rappers, chiefly Shakur’s former-friend-turned-rival, Christopher Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls.
After 2Pac’s shooting, we all know he was upset with Biggie, but I think it was because Biggie didn’t do anything to stop it, even though he knew, or it was because he wasn’t thinking straight.
Pac was willing to walk away from this beef, until “Who Shot Ya? “. After this song came out, it wasn’t a beef anymore; it was PERSONAL. 2Pac let Biggie into his home.
He got Biggie into the rap game. He had his man’s back when he needed 2Pac. Biggie didn’t have his man’s back.
But he repaid 2Pac for all he did for him by kicking him while he’s down with “Who Shot Ya? “. This was not a rap beef; this was an attack on 2Pac as a person, not a rapper.
2Pac didn’t just use this song to diss Biggie; he used it to tell him how betrayed he felt. When he said that he wanted Biggie to die, he MEANT it. He wanted Christopher Wallace dead.
He never acted on it, but he wanted him to die, and he made this clear before he died.