Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)

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"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)"
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Single by 2Pac and Outlawz featuring H.E.A.T.
from the album Still I Rise
ReleasedOctober 28, 1999
  • April 29, 1996 (2Pac's vocals)
  • 1998-99 (Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
Genre Hip hop
Songwriter(s) Tupac Shakur
2Pac singles chronology
"Unconditional Love"
"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)"
"Who Do U Believe In"
Music video
“Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)” on YouTube

"Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" is a posthumous hip hop single by 2Pac and the Outlawz from the album Still I Rise . It features pop band H.E.A.T., E.D.I. Mean of Outlawz, Young Noble and others. It charted at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Music video

The video made for the song was shot during September 1–3, 1999, and is the only song from the album to have a music video. The song shows the Outlawz performing and features footage of Keep Ya Head Up.

Track listing

  1. LP Version
  2. Soulshock & Karlin Remix Dirty Version
  3. Instrumental
  4. Acappella


Chart (2000)Peak
Germany (Official German Charts) [1] 25
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) [2] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [3] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [4] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [5] 55
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 72
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [7] 36

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