|"Are U Still Down"|
|Single by Jon B. featuring 2Pac|
|from the album Cool Relax|
|Released||January 13, 1998 |
|"Are U Still Down" on YouTube|
"Are U Still Down" is a song co-written  and performed by American contemporary R&B singer Jon B, issued as a single from his second studio album Cool Relax . It was commissioned as a double single with "They Don't Know" in some markets, including the United States.   The song features a rap by American hip hop musician 2Pac; and it was the final rap verse that 2Pac recorded before his death. 
"Are U Still Down" was produced by Johnny J.  As a tribute to Tupac, in 2004, 8 years after the rappers death, Jon B. recorded "Are U Still Down, Part. 2" with the original producer. Johnny J also had plans to release unreleased Tupac records. In part 2, Tupac's lyrics are sampled from his song Happy Home  which was a part of his Until The End Of Time Album, released on March 27, 2001  4.5 years after his death.
"Are U Still Down" peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the R&B chart in 1998.  
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A music video was commissioned for the song, directed by Tim Story. 
|Chart (1998) ||Peak|
|US Billboard Hot 100 ||29|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks ( Billboard )||2|
|US Rhythmic Top 40 (Billboard)||18|
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