Altercation Over Tupac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” On Math Hoffa’s Podcast
Appearing on Math Hoffa’s ‘My Expert Opinion’ podcast was Brooklyn’s own legendary rap group Tek-N-Steele, where they defended accusations over Tupac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” lyrics.
Till this day Tupac’s “Hit ‘Em up” is regarded as the greatest diss record of all time. Released in 1996, “Hit ‘Em Up” featuring the Outlawz took aim at Biggie Smalls and Bad Boy records.
During a recent clip of Math Hoffa’s ‘My Expert Opinion’ podcast, Sean Bigga claims Tek-N-Steele along with Buckshot, were considered traitors for rolling with ‘Pac. According to Bigga, Tupac attacked the entire New York when Tupac allegedly said “kill or New York babies.”
This statement quickly was met with outrage from special guests Tek-N-Steele and host Math Hoffa. All who did not agree or co-sign Bigga’s claim. “You can’t just jump on camera and say this dude [Tupac] said kill all New York babies,” said an angered Math Hoffa. “He’s talking to his enemies.”
The line is question, is Tupac’s outro on “Hit ‘Em Up” where in the words of Tupac he was “letting sh** off to keep himself from really harming” those who he felt had done him wrong. During the outro Tupac famously said, All of y’all motherf*****s, f*** you, die slow! Motherf*****, my .44 make sho’ all y’all kids don’t grow!”
Taking exception to Bigga’s interpretation of Tupac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” outro, was Tek-N-Steele. Both shared a close bond with Shakur and spent time over at Tupac’s home in L.A. during the alleged East Coast West Coast war. The Brooklyn rappers would also record music with Tupac, many of those songs were slated for the “One Nation: album. A project in which Tupac was unifying the coasts in hopes of bringing peace in hip hop.
As seen in the clip below, Tek did not appreciate Bigga continuing to twist Tupac’s words. “Don’t do that,” said Tek. “And nobody in this room heard no New York babies type s***!”
Watch the full clip below and drop a comment to let us know what you think Tupac meant when he said, “my .44 make sho’ all y’all kids don’t grow!”