Record producer QD3 shared a rare video of himself and Outlawz member E.D.I. Mean, as they recorded Letter To The President.
Back in 1996, Tupac Shakur recorded tons of music in his final months, and many which featured the Outlawz. One of those songs was Letter To The President produced by QD3, son of Quincy Jones.
In the video shared to his IG Story, QD3 wrote, “Making letter to the president (Tupac x Outlawz) back when I had hair.” Only E.D.I. is seen in the exclusive studio video clip, as Tupac’s verse is heard in the background.
Reposted the video on his official Instagram account as his first Reel, E.D.I. shared a story of the particular studio session that took place twenty-four years ago. “A little back story to the day we finished the final version of one of our most popular and significant songs “Letter to the President” I pulled up to the studio first on this day and @therealqd3 had a idea for me to act like I were actually writing the letter and try and articulate what one would say,” wrote E.D.I. in the caption labeling the session one of his favorites.
Although the song was leaked before its official release, the song was finally released in 1999 on Tupac’s posthumous album with the Outlawz titled Still I Rise. An album that debuted at number 7 (ironically, Pac fans you know what I mean) on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart selling 408,000 units in the first week.