Tupac Back

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"Tupac Back"
Single by Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross
from the album Self Made Vol. 1
Released April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:56
Label Maybach Music Group
Writer(s) Robert Williams, William Roberts II, Michael Williams, Marquel Middlebrooks
Producer(s) Mike WiLL Made It, Marz
Meek Mill chronology
"Tupac Back"
(2011)
"Ima Boss"
(2011)
Rick Ross chronology
"John"
(2011)
"Tupac Back"
(2011)
"Ima Boss"
(2011)

"Tupac Back" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Meek Mill, released as his debut single and the lead single from the Maybach Music Group compilation album, Self Made Vol. 1. The song features MMG label boss and fellow rapper Rick Ross, and peaked at #31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Meek Mill and Rick Ross made the song to, according to them: “Pay homage to the fallen icon. Just showing love man and shout out to all the G’s, Greg Street, and everybody else who showed love and embraced the video and embraced the homies as we paid homage to the legend.[1]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was released on June 17, 2011. makes an appearance in the video and is directed by Mr. Boomtown. The video was shot on Grape Street in Watts, Los Angeles. It features Rick Ross sitting in the back of his Maybach and Meek Mill "Stranded On Death Row" in a prison.

Remixes[edit]

Numerous unofficial remixes have been released including "Tunechi's Back" by Lil Wayne on his Sorry 4 the Wait mixtape, "Big Pun Back" by Joell Ortiz, "Snapbacks Back" by Tyga with Chris Brown on his mixtape Well Done 2, "Biggie Back" by Maino, and UK-based rappers Giggs and Lethal Bizzle released Westwood's back. Lil Wyte also did his own version called "Elvis Back". Fat Joe also released his own freestyle over the beat titled "Dirty Diana." Tupac's protégé's The Outlawz also recorded a remix which had an official video shot with archive footage of Tupac.[2]

Swizz Beatz released the official remix for his series #MonsterMondays on his website, called "Reebok Back". It features the producer/rapper himself, along with the two original artists on the record. Only the clean version was released.

Chart positions[edit]

The song peaked on 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 22 on the Hot Rap Songs. As of August 2013, the song has sold 176,000 copies in the United States.[3]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 31
US Rap Songs 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rick Ross, C Murda Drop ‘Tupac Back’ Video". Rapfix.mtv.com. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFb1wVhpWvQ
  3. ^ Peisner, David (2013-08-09). "Mike Will Made It: The Billboard Cover Story". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-11.