Do for Love

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"Do for Love"
Single by 2Pac featuring Eric Williams
from the album R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
B-side "Brenda's Got a Baby"
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1998 (1998-02-27)
  • Alfons Kettner
  • Bobby Caldwell
  • Carsten Schack
  • Kenneth Karlin
  • Tupac Shakur
  • James Yancey (uncredited)
Producer(s) Soulshock & Karlin [1]
2Pac singles chronology
"I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto"
"Do for Love"
"Do For Love" on YouTube

"Do for Love" (originally titled "Sucka 4 Luv" in its unreleased form) was the second posthumously released single by Tupac Shakur from his second posthumous album R U Still Down? (Remember Me) . The vocal sample is from "What You Won't Do for Love" by Bobby Caldwell. The song was produced by Soulshock & Karlin. It charted at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, and #12 in the UK.


Music video

The music video, directed by Bill Parker, was filmed on January 28–29, 1998,[ citation needed ] and has 2Pac as a clay, anime, and animated figure.

Sampling controversy

Producer J Dilla claimed that the producers Soulshock and Karlin had sampled and interpolated his remix of The Pharcyde's track "Y? (Be Like That)", but did not credit him or the Pharcyde in the liner notes in a 2003 interview. [2]

Commercial performance

The song was certified Gold by RIAA on March 31, 1998 for 500,000 sales. [3] [4]

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Weekly chart performance for "Do for Love"
Chart (1998)Peak
Australia (ARIA) [5] 52
Canada Dance/Urban ( RPM ) [6] 9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) [7] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [8] 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [9] 18
Scotland (OCC) [10] 36
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [11] 33
UK Singles (OCC) [12] 12
UK Hip Hop/R&B (OCC) [13] 4
US Billboard Hot 100 [14] 21
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [15] 10
US Hot Rap Songs ( Billboard ) [16] 2

Year-end charts

Year-end chart performance for "Do for Love"
Chart (1998)Position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) [17] 86
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [18] 86
US Billboard Hot 100 [19] 89
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) [20] 46


Certifications for "Do for Love"
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI) [21] Silver200,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png
United States (RIAA) [3] Gold500,000 [4]

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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