Unconditional Love (3:59)

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Unconditional Love is a song by Tupac Shakur, released as the second posthumous single from his Greatest Hits album. Changes being the first, Changes and Unconditional Love were both made into videos. The CD single is particularly rare and, as many other Tupac Shakur CD and vinyl singles, it is known as a collector’s item among fans. It was never officially released in an uncensored version.

The song was originally written for M.C. Hammer by 2Pac (who were both friends) to revitalize his image when he signed to Death Row. However, 2Pac recorded a demo of it himself before giving the song to Hammer to record. Hammer’s version was first released on Family Affair in 1998.[1][2] Hammer would later dance and read the lyrics to this song on the first Vh1 Hip Hop Honors in 2004.

According to the Family Affair album insert/bio, “Unconditional Love” lyrics were written and arranged by Tupac Shakur (and Johnny Jackson on M.C. Hammer’s version). Hammer wrote this about the song:

This song was given to me as a gift from the late Tupac Shakur. He told me this was a song about how true love is unconditional. He wanted me to rap it because it reflected what I stand for. The secret is this is also what he stood for. More details in time. Maybe a chat about it. We know that our Bible says that God’s love is unconditional. Thank you Tupac for this beautiful, spiritual song.
Hammer would later go on to mention his friendship with Tupac and the gift of this song to him in a TBN interview.

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  • sjm26b

    classic

    9 Jul 6:33am Reply
  • Amir-AA

    2Pac.. <3

    26 Apr 4:06pm Reply
  • gospelamaechi

    A very emotional & evergreensong. Cant help but ask why death had to take such a talented guy away. R.I.P Tupac

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • somasoma

    this is a classic & why I love 2pac. I can relate to this song so strongly. <3

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • VeX08

    love this song

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • cokeboy2

    This track reminds me of sunny Cyprus. R.I.P 2pac we will never forget you.

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • VeX08

    beautiful song R.I.P Pac, miss you

    31 May 2009 Reply
  • Pa-at

    we must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark, so you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love.. [2] great. <3

    22 May 2009 Reply
  • lovinjesus

    THIS SONG IS REAL PURE AND RAW IT CAME FROM HIS SOUL, ITS TOUCHED BY GOD

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • superscorp

    incredible song! one of his best

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • sh4n3

    "We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark, so you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love.." RIP 'Pac

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • sphingter

    pure poetry

    13 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Tristan_Spears

    this is one of them songs <3

    7 Apr 2008 Reply
  • SimonaMC

    Sad song !

    10 May 2007 Reply
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