Song: Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross "Tupac Back"
Album: Self Made Vol. 1
Label: Maybach Music Group/Warner Music Group
All it took were two words and a tribute to an iconic rapper to birth a hip-hop meme. Immortalizing deceased rappers in your songs—especially Pac—isn't anything new, but after Meek Mill and Ross dropped this track, it seemed like half the rap game had their own remix, diss track, or version of the “[Enter Deceased Celebrity Name Here] Back” craze.
Paired with a beat that followed Lex Luger's infectious production style, this one became a sure-shot win for Maybach Music and the ultimate nod of respect to one of the greatest ever lost in hip-hop.