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A Clip of ‘95 2Pac’s Gangsta Boogie To “Let’s Play House” Goes Viral

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From classic movie scenes to powerful messages to iconic outbursts that have influenced some of the biggest names in today’s Hip Hop, moments from the life of legendary recording artist 2Pac go viral daily.

While today is no different, a clip that shows the groovy side of the thespian two-stepping inside a nightclub in 1995 to the West Coast classic “Let’s Play House” by Tha Dogg Pound goes viral on Tuesday (Oct. 12). “He was so gangsta,” tweets @Meanie_McFeeny on Twitter in the comment section of the 13-second clip.

Posted on October 12 by the popular social media account, @AuxGod_, on Twitter, the tweet captioned “Tupac dancing to ‘Let’s Play House’ (95)” has generated 52,000 views, 2,466 likes and 714 retweets — so far. The clip stems from rare footage of 2Pac at Club 662 in Las Vegas. The one-time nightclub was owned by Suge Knight. You may watch the full video of Shakur dancing on the packed-out dance floor below.

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“Let’s Play House” appears on Tha Dogg Pound’s classic album Dogg Food (1995). Signing with Death Row Records in 1992, their debut album, which also features the infamous diss track “New York New York” featuring Snoop Dogg, peaked at #1 on Billboard in November 1995 and went 2x platinum, according to RIAA. 

In 1995, the rapper-actor was shot five times during the New York robbery that spawned the infamous beef with best friend-turned-bitter rival Notorious B.I.G. and sentenced to up to four and a half years in jail for sexual abuse. His third album, Me Against the World, was released in March 1995 via Interscope/Jive Records. While in jail, 2Pac signed a multi-album deal with Death Row Records in September 1995. 

MORE: Today In Hip Hop History: Tupac Shakur Signs To Death Row Records 26 Years Ago

On Death Row, 2Pac and Tha Dogg Pound collaborated on the track “Got My Mind Made Up” off the Diamond-selling Death Row debut All Eyez on Me. On the album’s production, Daz Dillinger produced “Ambitionz az a Ridah.” Tha Dogg Pound left Death Row in 2001.

You can revisit the visual to the Dogg Pound classic below.

Rest in Peace Tupac Shakur

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Watch: Blueface Busts Out The Violin Skills In New VIRAL Video

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West Coast rapper Blueface is putting his nose on the grindstone. The hip-hop star has come through this week with his new, flashy “Viral” music video premiere. Watch and comment below!

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So Long 2010s: The Top 10 Viral Moments Of The Decade

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As we approach the end of the 2010s, Hip-Hop Wired is taking a look back at some of the top viral moments of the decade. As with all lists, this is based on our personal observations and experience with the moments so we’re sure to miss some of your favorites in the mix.

Things going viral on the Internet isn’t a new concept, but it certainly has become a thing in this decade. From zany videos, dance crazes, over the top challenges, and even hit songs that blew up for unexplained reasons, when something goes viral, it becomes part of the cultural landscape.

With something as subjective as the top viral moments of the decade, we’re clearly going to miss some of the best. From “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” to the huge debate over “the dress” among other moments, there’s no way we’re going to get this list completely right.

And like most things that get popular, a lot of folks have gotten some big bags off of going viral including folks like Shiggy, Tay Zonday, the creator of “Chocolate Rain,” and several others. The other side of it is folks going viral, attempting to become a thing and the potential for the bag never materializes for some reason.  Still, if fame was a goal for any of the aforementioned, they at least got on the radar somehow.

We invite the readers to check out the top 10 viral moments of the 2010s below. If we missed one of your favorites, please sound off in the comments section.

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Black Arkansas Lawmaker Stephanie Flowers Goes Viral After “Stand Your Ground” Debate

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Never try it with a Black mother, and most especially don’t try it with one who is a veteran lawyer and respected elected official. Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers caught the attention of the nation last week when she railed against the interruption of her Republican counterpart inside the chamber during a “Stand Your Ground” debate.

Advocate.com reports:

Flowers, a Democrat from Pine Bluff, spoke forcefully Wednesday at a judiciary committee hearing that considered ending Arkansas’s “duty to retreat” law and effectively putting in place a “stand your ground” law. Such legislation would allow citizens to use lethal force when responding to a perceived threat, instead of just walking away.

Flowers said such laws put the lives of African-Americans in harm’s way — and that she fears every day for her son in Arkansas, a state that already rabidly embraces gun culture.

At the hearing, Republicans tried to end debate on the bill.

“I care as much for my son as much as y’all care for y’alls,” Flowers said to the all-white Republican members. “But my son doesn’t walk the same path that yours does. So this debate deserves more time… I worry about my son. And I worry about all the other little Black boys and girls.”

Flowers criticized her peers who carry guns inside the Senate chamber.

When Flowers was told to stop speaking, she erupted. “No, I don’t! What the hell you gonna do? Shoot me?”

Watch the video of the debate below.

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Label Execs Reveal How They Make Rappers Go Viral

They call it “The Pump Plan” based on the viral success of Florida Emcee “Lil Pump”. A formula for helping rappers go viral. A new report from Vulture examines how labels are snatching up viral sensations and cashing in big. WSo what’s the secret formula for getting rappers like XXXtentacion, Lil Pump and 6ix9ine to become viral sensations? Producer Rojas and Alex Gelbard of Inzei Records explain how they marketed lil Pump to viral success with a ten-step plan now known as “The Pump Plan.”

Rojas and Gelbard released their secret to Vulture’s Lauren Levy to which she explained in her article:

The two of them helped build Lil Pump’s career using a method they now refer to as the ‘The Pump Plan.’ It’s a ten-step program that guarantees transforming a local rapper or minor celebrity into a meme and then a viral sensation using a set of proven marketing tricks. It includes tactics like: social-media influencer campaigns, meme-ing the artist, Musical.ly placements, World Star promotions, and something called ‘controversy projects,’ which seems to mean planting feuds between artists and igniting drama to stoke controversy and online attention. They pitch it to new artists they’re looking to sign.”

Thinking about becoming a viral sensation? well, the proof is in the pudding and say what you want about Lil Pump, the kid is cashing in. Think about it, doesn’t this formula, in 2018, seem to make at least a little sense? We are living in a time where our avatars have become as much of our identity as the way we act, speak and interact with real-life social events. We spend more time on Instagram then we do with our families, which is a little sick. We also know that the more followers you have, the more status you actually have in real life. It’s a sad truth but if you can get hot on Instagram, Twitter and/or YouTube for simply being in a bunch of places at once regardless of your talent, you too can take over the rap game. We live in a sad age of where clout is more valuable than talent.

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Pictured above is Rojas, Producer and Owner of Inzei Records and a partner responsible for Lil Pumps viral success.  

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