Tupac (2Pac) Keep Ya Head Up Happy Birthday Card (Plays Actual Song)
Size: 7 inches x 5 inches
Sound: "I'm still tryin' to hold on to my survivin' friends/ And it's crazy, it seems it'll never let up, but/ Please, you got to keep your head up"
While birthdays are supposed to happy times, they're often a moment when we realize that another year is being added onto our age. Unfortunately, more age = more problems. Give this funny birthday card to someone who seems like they could use some positive energy for this year's birthday. The homie Tupac provides a reminder that we need to keep our heads up. We're still alive afterall.
Tupac Amaru Shakur aka Lesane Parish Crooks aka 2Pac, Makaveli, & Pac was and still is one of the greatest rap artists to have ever lived. He's sold over 75 millions albums worldwide and his legend continues to live on as an influence to many of today's rappers. You might know him as the face of the West Coast and label Death Row during their beef with the East Coast represented by Notorious B.I.G, Puff Daddy, and Bad Boy. You might also know him as the dude who was always shirtless, with a bandana tied around the front of his head, and a giant Thug Life tattoo shining across his stomach.
Not only did he put the "gangsta" in gangsta rap, Tupac's songs brought awareness to the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, and other social issues faced by young black men and women. He expressed this not only in his music, but also through poetry as seen in his book The Rose That Grew From Concrete.
"Keep Ya Head Up" is a 1993 hit single by 2Pac. The song features R&B singer Dave Hollister. The beat is sampled from Zapp's "Be Alright" and the chorus is taken from The Five Stairsteps' "O-o-h Child". It was first released on Tupac's 1993 album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. and later appearing after his death in 1998 in his Greatest Hits compilation. A sequel to the song, "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" was released on 2Pac's album Still I Rise in 1999, after his passing.
The video opens up with the words "Dedicated to the memory of Latasha Harlins, it's still on", in reference to the 1992 L.A. Riots. 2Pac's mother Afeni Shakur Jada Pinkett Smith make a cameo appearance.
Is a friend or family member having a hard time accepting that they're getting older? This funny 2Pac birthday card will remind them to "keep ya head up" on that special birthday. Even thugs and gangstas should enjoy getting older.