Trapped (Tupac Shakur song)

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Single by 2Pac featuring Shock G
from the album 2Pacalypse Now
B-side "The Lunatic"
Released September 25, 1991
Format 12" single
Recorded 1991
Genre Political hip hop
Length 4:44
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Ray Luv, Tupac Shakur
Producer(s) Shock G
2Pac featuring Shock G singles chronology
"If My Homie Calls"
"Holler If Ya Hear Me"
Music sample
Music video
"Trapped" on YouTube

"Trapped" is a song by 2Pac that deals with police brutality. It was a single from his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now. The first verse tells a story of 2Pac being harassed by the police, one even shooting at him. He then fires back and says he did it because he was tired of constantly being profiled and abused by police officers. 2Pac then depicts the police chasing after him and eventually cornering him. He then ends the song with the line "I'd rather die then be trapped in the living hell", implying if forced into a corner he would rather die than live life in a cell.

The song samples "Holy Ghost" by Bar-Kays and "The Spank" by James Brown. "Trapped" was featured on 2Pac's Greatest Hits in 1998.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Shock G singing part of the song's chorus and depicts 2Pac in jail. It appeared as a bonus on the DVD for Tupac: Resurrection.Around the time the music video was debuting, Tupac was assaulted by the Oakland Police Department after he cursed at them for demeaning his name and prolonging the issuing of a ticket sustained during a jaywalking incident.

Track listing[edit]

  1. A1 "Trapped" (LP Version) (4:50)
  • Backing Vocals - Dank, Shock G, Wiz
  • Producer - Pee-Wee
  1. A2 "Trapped" (Instrumental Mix) (5:26)
  • Producer - Pee-Wee
  1. B1 "The Lunatic" (LP Version) (3:31)
  1. B2 "The Lunatic" (Instrumental Mix) (3:31)

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