Throwback: 2Pac-I Get Around Feat. Digital Underground

2Pac ‘s”I Get Around” was another collaboration with the Digital Underground camp. The second single from his Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. 1993 sophomore album was all about the fun in being a player. They had already worked together on Digital Underground’s “Same Song” which was on the soundtrack for the movie Nothing But Trouble. Shock G produced “I Get Around” and rapped on it with Money B. It was one 2Pac’s less serious moments in contrast to a song like “Keep Ya Head Up” that was about the struggles of Black women.
 
The album was not received well initially but “I Get Around” became one of 2Pac’s biggest songs and it helped Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. fare better commercially than his 2Pacalypse Now debut. In 1996, Death Row’s Greatest Hits was released and it had the “I Get Around” remix which has three verses from 2Pac and the absence of Money B. The Above The Rim soundtrack was reissued in May 2021 on cassette with the addition of the song “Pain” which was previously only available on the cassette release 30 years ago. 2Pac’s influence on pop culture continues to be felt 25 years after his passing. Shock G passed in April 2021 leaving a legacy with Digital Underground, his solo¬† work and being the man that presented 2Pac to the world first as a background dancer and then as a rapper on “Same Song.”
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