Holler If Ya Hear Me

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"Holler If Ya Hear Me"
Single by 2Pac
from the album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
ReleasedJanuary 29, 1993
Recorded1992
GenreHip hop
Length4:38
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)Tupac Shakur
2Pac singles chronology
"Trapped"
(1992)
"Holler If Ya Hear Me"
(1993)
"I Get Around"
(1993)
"Trapped"
(1992)
"Holler If Ya Hear Me"
(1993)
"I Get Around"
(1993)

"Holler If Ya Hear Me" is the first single off American rapper 2Pac's second studio album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.. The song samples the songs "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice and "Rebel Without a Pause" by Public Enemy.[1]

The song is about frustrations with black poverty, police injustice, and Shakur's perceived harassment from political figure Dan Quayle.[2]

The editor of Vibe was quoted in TIME as stating that the song struck a chord with a large section of disaffected youth.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Affect, Black Rage, and False Alternatives in the Hip-Hop Nation". Academia.edu. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  2. Freddie Lee Johnson, Tayannah Lee McQuillar. Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon. p. 111.
  3. "Tough Talk on Entertainment". Time. Retrieved 2014-04-24.

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