"Brenda's Got a Baby"
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Single by 2Pac from the album "2Pacalypse Now"

Released

October 20, 1991

Format

12-inch single

Recorded

1991

Genre(s)

Conscious hip hop, West Coast hip hop

Length

3:55

Label

Interscope

Songwriter(s)

Tupac Shakur, D. Evans

Producer(s)

Deion "Big D" Evans, The Underground Railroad

"Brenda's Got a Baby" is the second single by Tupac Shakur. It is the tenth track on his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now. The song, which features R&B singer Dave Hollister, is about a 12-year-old girl named Brenda who lives in a ghetto and has a baby she can't support. The song explores the issue of teen pregnancy and its effect on young mothers and their families. Like many of Shakur's songs, "Brenda's Got a Baby" draws from the plight of the impoverished. Using Brenda to represent young mothers in general, Shakur criticises the low level of support from the baby's father, the government, and society in general. Shakur wrote the song when he read a newspaper article about a 12-year-old girl who became pregnant by her cousin and threw the baby into a trash compactor.

Tupac Shakur
Studio albums 2Pacalypse NowStrictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...Thug Life: Volume 1Me Against the WorldAll Eyez on MeThe Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
Posthumous albums R U Still Down? (Remember Me)Still I RiseUntil the End of TimeBetter DayzLoyal to the GamePac's Life
Live albums 2Pac LiveLive at the House of Blues
Compilation albums Greatest HitsThe Rose That Grew from ConcreteThe Prophet: The Best of the WorksNu-Mixx KlazzicsTupac: ResurrectionThe Rose, Vol. 2The Prophet ReturnsBeginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988-1991Nu-Mixx Klazzics Vol. 2Best of 2Pac
Singles "Trapped" • "Brenda's Got a Baby" • "If My Homie Calls" • "Holler If Ya Hear Me" • "I Get Around" • "Keep Ya Head Up" • "Papa'z Song" • "Cradle to the Grave" • "Dear Mama" • "So Many Tears" • "Temptations" • "California Love" • "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" • "How Do U Want It" • "All Bout U" • "I Ain't Mad at Cha" • "Life Goes On" • "Toss It Up" • "To Live & Die in L.A." • "Hail Mary" • "Wanted Dead or Alive" • "Made N*ggaz"
Posthumous singles • "I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto" • "Do for Love" • "Changes" • "Unconditional Love" • "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" • "Who Do U Believe In" • "Until the End of Time" • "Letter 2 My Unborn" • "Thugz Mansion" • "Still Ballin'" • "Runnin' (Dying to Love)" • "One Day at a Time (Em's Version)" • "Thugs Get Lonely Too" • "Ghetto Gospel" • "Untouchable" • "Pac's Life" • "Playa Cardz Right"
Other songs "Same Song" • "I Don't Give a Fuck" • "Runnin' (From tha Police)" • "Hit 'Em Up" • "Smile"
Books The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Stage Holler If Ya Hear Me
Documentaries Biggie & TupacTupac: ResurrectionTupac: Assassination
Related articles Death of Tupac ShakurDigital UndergroundDiscographyEast Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalryOutlawzThug Life
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