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Song: Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II) 2pac

Artist: 2Pac and Outlawz

Album: None (released as single)

Release date: October 28, 1999

Why this song was chosen: From an artist who was never quiet about his support and admiration of women, this song illustrates so well the struggles that many, many people face after a sexual assault. Yet throughout the entire song, it reminds victims to keep their head up and move forward. My absolute favorite line in this song is “They win when your soul dies.”

What the artist has to say about the song: This song was released after Tupac Shakur’s death.

How do you think this song contributes to the conversation on sex crimes?

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Read the lyrics here.

Possible trigger warning. As with all of the content we post, the songs in the Every Day In May campaign should be listened to at your own discretion. Some may make you feel uplifted and others may make you feel angry, disturbed, or disgusted. The songs should also be considered not safe for work.

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