Letter 2 My Unborn

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"Letter 2 My Unborn"
2Pac - Letter 2 My Unborn.jpg
Single by 2Pac
from the album Until the End of Time
ReleasedJune 5, 2001
FormatCD single, 12"
GenreR&B, hip hop
Length3:55
LabelInterscope, Amaru, Death Row
Songwriter(s)Tupac Shakur, Johnny Jackson, Michael Jackson
Producer(s)Johnny "J", Trackmasters
2Pac singles chronology
"Until the End of Time"
(2001)
"Letter 2 My Unborn"
(2001)
"Thugz Mansion"
(2002)
Music video
"Letter 2 My Unborn" on YouTube

"Letter 2 My Unborn" is a song by Tupac Shakur, released as a posthumous single from his album Until the End of Time in 2001. The accompanying music video received moderate airplay though it was less successful than the lead single from the album, the title track. The single peaked at number 64 in the airplay chart.

Lyrical content[edit]

In the song Tupac speaks to his then unborn young black children he wouldn't be able to talk to or ever meet in the event of his death and final demise

relating stories of his own life and advising the child to avoid the troubles that he himself has faced.

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Composition[edit]

The song samples Michael Jackson's 1987 hit "Liberian Girl" (from Bad, 1987), but is set at a higher tempo and features a female vocal backing track by Tena Jones (formerly of 4th Avenue Jones).[2]

Track listing[edit]

12"

  1. "Letter 2 My Unborn" - 3:55
  2. "Letter 2 My Unborn" (instrumental) - 3:55
  3. "Hell 4 a Hustler" - 4:56

Promo

  • Side A
  1. "Letter 2 My Unborn" - 3:57
  2. "Letter 2 My Unborn" (instrumental) - 3:57
  3. "Letter 2 My Unborn" (a cappella) - 3:56
  • Side B
  1. "Niggaz Nature" (remix) (radio edit) - 3:45
  2. "Niggaz Nature" (remix) - 5:04
  3. "Niggaz Nature" (remix) (instrumental) - 5:08
  4. "Niggaz Nature" (remix) (a cappella) - 4:57

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 76
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 61
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 21
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Song 2Pac Made for his son 20yrs Ago! (2Pac's Son Revealed)". www.thisis50.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  2. ^ http://www.reverbnation.com/tenajones
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – 2 Pac – Letter 2 My Unborn" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – 2Pac Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 2 Pac – Letter 2 My Unborn" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "2Pac Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.

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