Tupac is arguably one of the greatest rap artists of the all-time! He laid down some of the most thoughtful lyrics ever created and touched the heart of millions with his powerful voice and words. Also, the beats he spit on were some of dopest beats ever produced. This article will explore the 10 best Tupac beats of all time.
#10 – Tupac Picture Me Rollin Beat
This beat is kind of twangy with the way the instruments are played, but the beat stays steady and kind of sound faded a bit. Although, this beat puts me in a thoughtful state of mind. It takes me to a place where I contemplate where I’m going and where I’ve been. The underlying singing vocals add a bit of soul to the song overall.
Download Picture Me Rolling Instrumental 2PAC-Picture-Me-Rollin-Instrumental.mp3 (24631 downloads)
#9 – Tupac I Ain’t Mad At You Beat
This is another one of those piano dominated beats that feels great and can get stuck in your head quite easily. Simple but effective bass line that starts out playing full notes but starts having a plucked string type of sound to it. This piano melody has been copied on a couple of other songs.
Download I Ain’t Mad At You Instrumental 2Pac-I-Aint-Mad-At-Cha-Instrumental-Remake-Prod.-By-E.M.G.mp3 (25034 downloads)
#8 – Tupac Keep Ya Head Up Beat
Everyone knows this beat, the Keep Ya Head Up beat feeds your soul. This beat is so laid back but passionate at the same time and sets the tone for a truly feel good song that helps you get through the bad times and hold hope for the future. You can tell Tupac really connected with this beat and felt the need to tell all to keep their heads up during the bad times.
Download Keep Ya Head Up Instrumental Tupac-Keep-Ya-Head-Up-Instrumental-Beat.mp3 (20513 downloads)
#7- Tupac Hit Em Up Beat
This was one of the rawest tracks I’ve ever heard an artist spit. I’m pretty sure that track was the exact reason Tupac was killed. You can’t go around saying that type of stuff without expecting some type of repercussions. It’s funny because when you listen to the beat only, its ok, but the energy it inspired is what amazed me about this simple track. It has a pretty simple baseline, no super hard hitting drums or anything but it inspired some of the rawest lyrics I’ve ever heard. That just goes to show you that even the simplest beat can inspire the rawest lyrics!
Download Hit Em Up Instrumental 2PAC-Hit-Em-Up-Instrumental.mp3 (20668 downloads)
#6 Tupac’s America’s Most Wanted Beat
Download America’s Most Wanted Instrumental Tupac-Americas-Most-Wanted-Instrumental.mp3 (9543 downloads)
Ain’t Nutting But a Gansta Partyyy… The America’s Most Wanted beat is dirty… Super dirty bass line coupled with some hard hitting drums and irresistible clap, this track makes you lean back in your seat a little bit if you are driving down the street.
#5 Until The End Of Time Beat
The church bells played on the beginning of each down beat really sets the tone for an incredible song. The strings, synth guitar sounding instruments fill the soul and really set the mood for a great feeling sound. This is also another one of those tracks that wasn’t all that popular but I love that beat.
Download Until The End Of Time Instrumental 2pac-Until-The-End-Of-Time-Instrumental-Download.mp3 (36807 downloads)
#4 – Ambitions As A Rider Beat
This is one of the beats where you hear the opening 4 notes and know exactly what part is coming on next. “I won’t deny it, I’m a straight rider, you don’t wanna f*** with me” dun den dun dun and then that awesome string comes in haha. I love that beat! I remember bumping this track over and over again in the basement of my crib when I was in the 8th or 9th grade. I used to chill in my room and bump that All Eyes on Me Album on repeat night after night!
Download Ambitions As A Rider Instrumental Tupac-Ambitions-az-a-Ridah-Instrumental.mp3 (15577 downloads)
#3 – Changes Instrumental/Beat
The song Changes by Tupac is one of my 3 favorite beats of all time! From that awesome piano melody, to that feel good beat that just keeps on pumping, this track was set up for success from the second it was created. The Changes beat was a solid foundation for a beautiful track made by Tupac. This song even inspired me to make changes in my own music, by only making beats for positive artists. The beat definitely gets you in touch with a higher power!
Download Changes Instrumental 2PAC-Changes-Instrumental.mp3 (25472 downloads)
#2 – Dear Mama Beat
The Dear Mama beat is probably one of the most recognizable beats of ever made. Simple 4 note bass line, but that guitar tho… Weeeww that twangy guitar sound on top of those nice chords and bassline to match make this the perfect beat. The Dear Mama beat set the tone for thoughtful and respectable lyrics that are still played for mothers and recent as a couple of weeks ago during Mother’s Day 5/8/16.
Download Dear Mama Instrumental 2PAC-Dear-Mama-Instrumental.mp3 (17143 downloads)
#1 – Heartz of Men Beat (Best Tupac Beat Of All Time)
This is my favorite beat of all time. Yeah I know it’s not his number 1 greatest songs of all time but for some reason when the transition comes in and that piano melody kicks in (listen at 1:13 in the song), it does something to me. It’s like a perfect harmony that happens inside of my body and it’s like I’m waiting for that transition to come back in but on the way, it’s like a journey through music on the way there and by the time you get there the energy is so pumped up when its drops it’s like a climax. The part is coming on no and Jesus that feels good. Thank god for this song.
Download Heartz Of Me Instrumental 2Pac-Heartz-Of-Men-Instrumental.mp3 (18734 downloads)
I hope you enjoyed my list of the Best Tupac Beats of All Time! I’m sure you have plenty of disagreements so feel free to comment below and start a keyboard typing war.