New 2Pac Release Gets Controversial Co-Sign –

2Pac’s monumental body of work is now reimagined as house music with a Brooklyn jazz influence by award-winning producer, Jonathan Hay.  But a controversial social media co-sign by Suge Knight’s son could threaten the fragile peace between rival bloodlines.

Suge J. Knight, Jr.


Award-winning producer, Jonathan Hay — noted for his chart-topping remake of Eric B. & Rakim’s “Follow the Leader”– released Hit ‘Em Up through his startup, Tech Row Records.

Jonathan Hay told SOHH: “We licensed Hit Em Up with the original writers and publishing through our distributor Fat Beats. Same way we did before with Eric B. & Rakim and Biggie.”

Suge Jacob Knight, the son of jailed Death Row Records CEO, Suge Marion Knight, shared his support on Instagram for the re-release — a controversial move considering the lyrics of the song helped ignite the deadly East Coast/West beef between his father and Biggie. Ironically, Hay also worked last year with Biggie’s son, CJ Wallace, on “Big Poppa (House Mix)” that went viral.

Hit ‘Em Up (Remix) is available now on Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, and Amazon.

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