The beat was produced by Johnny ‘J’ and he also produced the beat of the released ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ track
On this alternate version there is plenty of dissing going on also. Mainly rappers from Bad Boy Records are dissed.
The beat is different from the released version, Also 2Pac’s lyrcis are different from the the ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ version that can be heard on the Greatest Hits album.
The Outlawz who also have their contribution to the song also use alternate lyrics or completely new lyrics for their verses.
Former Death Row Records affiliated artists Prince Ital Joe and female Outlaw member Storm also make an appearence on the alternate version.
‘Hit ‘Em Up II’ could be found on the internet for years, but the quality was very poor. Fortunately it is now also available in much better quality and you can listen to the song below:
Title: Hit ‘Em Up II (Original Version)
Artists: 2Pac, Outlawz, Prince Ital Joe, Storm
Producer: Johnny ‘J’
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