On the surface [artist id="2583152"]Flo Rida[/artist] and [artist id="1021"]Tupac[/artist] may not appear to have much in common, but the chart-topping rappers both had an affinity for Las Vegas.
The late 'Pac spent considerable time there as part of Suge Knight's entourage and Flo relocated to Sin City before making it as an artist. Now, the pair are bound by music as Flo sampled Shakur's hit "Hail Mary" for his track "Come With Me."
"That's a record that's on the romantic side, for the ladies," Flo Rida told MTV News of the track, which appears on his most recent release, Only One Flo, Part 1.
"It's crazy to look at the credits and everything and have Tupac as one of the writers [on the album]. I'm a big fan of his and I was trying to take it up to the next level with this album."
Shakur's "Hail Mary" was a taunting, slow-burning effort from his first posthumous offering, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, which was released under the alias Makaveli.
For "Come With Me," Flo flips the haunting chorus into an upbeat chant about pursuing a young lady. "She wanna come with me," the hook begins. "Lil mama wanna run quick, see/ What do we have here now/ Now do you wanna ride or die tonight, la da da da, la da da da."
"I never got to meet him or see him perform," Flo said of the homage. "I just been a big fan of him doing his thing and me purchasing his albums or going online and watching the crazy shows."
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