Keep Ya Head Up



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Darryl Anderson, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Roger Troutman, Stan Vincent
album: Track 11 in album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...
release date: 1993-2-16
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Gangsta/Conscious
length: 4:23

Album Information

label: Interscope Records
country(area): United States
format: Cassette
barcode: 049925060447
script: Latin

Cover Art

2Pac Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... cover art


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Little somethin' for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Corinne
Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
And uh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
And when he tells you you ain't nuttin' don't believe him
Cause sista you don't need him
You know it makes me unhappy (what's that)
And since we all came from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
I think it's time to kill for our women
And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
And since a man can't make one
So will the real men get up

Ooh child things are gonna get brighter
Keep ya head up, ooh child things are gonna get easier

He had me feelin' like black was tha thing to be
And though we had it rough, we always had enough
Ran with the local crew, and had a smoke or two
She nearly gave her life, to raise me right
Of how I'd rock the mic, and make it to tha bright screen
It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent
I try and find my friends, but they're blowin in the wind
It's gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity
I try to keep my head up, and still keep from gettin wet up
They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor
It ain't no hope for tha future
I blame my mother, for turning my brother into a crack baby
And even though you're fed up

Ooh child things are gonna get brighter
And uh
I know it's kinda rough and you're feelin' all alone
Thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em
And if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more
Wants to kno' why his daddy don't love him no mo'
Hell of a hand without a man, feelin' helpless
Dying inside, but outside you're looking fearless
Ya steady hopin' things don't all down this week
I was given this world I didn't make it
From havin' the world on his shoulders
I'm still tryin' to hold on to my survivin' friends
Please, you got to keep your head up


Track Listing

Cassette 1
  • 1 Holler If Ya Hear Me
  • 2 Pac's Theme (interlude)
  • 3 Point the Finga
  • 4 Something 2 Die 4 (interlude)
  • 5 Last Wordz
  • 6 Souljah's Revenge
  • 7 Peep Game
  • 8 Strugglin'
  • 9 Guess Who's Back
  • 10 Representin' 93
  • 11 Keep Ya Head Up
  • 12 Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...
  • 13 The Streetz R Deathrow
  • 14 I Get Around
  • 15 Papa'z Song
  • 16 5 Deadly Venomz