I Wrote this Song a Long Time Ago
|"I Wrote this Song a Long Time Ago (in '94)"|
|Single by 2Pac
From the album of the same name
|2Pac singles chronology
“And if you hit this table one more time, then the record might skip-might skip. I told you, stop hitting the table.”
I Wrote this Song a Long Time Ago is a gangsta rap song by Tupac and has also been praised for its innovative style of moving away from the 'ho's and bitches' rap genre that was common at that time. IWTSALTA has also been #1 on MTV for 7 weeks, but no one cares, because no one watches MTV anyways. The song is most memorably featured on Shakur's classic album "Strictly For My White Anglo Saxon Protestants."
The idea came up when Tupac and Dr. Dre were having some tea and cumpets over at Dre's crib. Tupac was like, "Dawg, we should make a song." And Dre was like, "Yo, thats tight!" So they gathered some homies and began the magical journey of making a song. 'Pac was like, "Yo, dawg, what should it be 'bout?" Dre was like, "Banging ho's and bitches?' And 'Pac was like nah nah man.' And This Guy was high. In the end, they decided to go with the ho's and bitches idea. But they were to high to remember. So what came out was this mess that we all know and love. The song was finished, however, but Banman's nefarious plans led to the original tape being lost. The world will have to wait for peace another day...
Tupac and his crew had given up on finding it and moved on, only to become a story in children's fairy tales. In 2006,
Tupac and his homies Dre and his homies were chillin' out at his crib, when suddenly, out of nowhere, Batman appeared! Then he left. And Dr. Dre and his homies were back to chillin' out. Ha! I bet you thought Batman was going to give them the lost tape, didn't you?
The lost tape
Oh...yeah, the IWTSALTA tape. Uh, The grue found it lying on the floor in the sound room. He ate the sound room. However, the tape was still inside. Now all hope was lost. So Tupac simply made another tape. However, he was pretending to be dead, just for the public attention, so he had to keep the name, as to keep suspicion out. When the time came to release the song, Death Row Records simply said that the tape had been lost for years, and that its finally available to the public.
Was it actually made in '94?
Some experts argue that this song was, in fact, was not made in 1994 and the Lost Prophet Tupac might still be alive. Which is of course a lie. Death Row Records however, claims the reverse and argues that this song was, in fact, made in 1994 and the Lost Prophet Tupac is not alive. However, even with the trust-worthy word of the PR, some people still had their doubts. Some hardcore fans even claim it was made in 1872, during Pacs second resurrection. Mr. Tupac Shakur was not available for comment.