Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)

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"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)"
2Pac + Outlawz - Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II).jpg
Single by 2Pac and Outlawz featuring H.E.A.T.
from the album Still I Rise
Released October 28, 1999
Format CD single, 12"
Genre R&B, conscious hip hop
Length 4:22
Label Interscope
Amaru Entertainment
Death Row Records
Writer(s) Tupac Shakur
2Pac singles chronology
"Unconditional Love"
"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)"
"Who Do U Believe In"
Music video
“Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)” on YouTube

"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" is a posthumous single by Tupac Shakur and Outlawz from the album Still I Rise. It features H.E.A.T., E.D.I. Mean & Young Noble and vocals from Heavynn, Erika and Tiana of pop band H.E.A.T. It charted at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

The video made for the song was shot from September 1-3, 1999 and is the only song from the album to have a music video. The song shows The Outlawz performing at road paints of 2Pac and features footage of Keep Ya Head Up. The video also shares similarities to Keep Ya Head Up as it portraits a similar emotional story line aspect and it is also low budget.

Track listing[edit]

  1. LP Version
  2. Soulshock & Karlin Remix Dirty Version
  3. Instrumental
  4. Acappella

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[1] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 55
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 72
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 36