2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" (sometimes referred to as " Gangsta Party") is a West Coast hip hop song written by 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger for 2Pac's 1996 double album . The song is a duet performed by 2Pac and Snoop Dogg. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" was released as All Eyez on Me promotional single and was the album's second single, after " California Love". The song peaked at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. The song title is occasionally referred to as "Gangsta Party" due to the line [1 ] ain't nuthin but a gangsta party in the song's chorus.
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" was later included on
2Pac's Greatest Hits in 1998. A remix of the song was also featured on the album in 2003. Nu-Mixx Klazzics
Music video [ edit ]
The video was directed by one of
2Pac's production partners, Gobi M. Rahimi and was filmed four months prior to September 1996 shooting. The prelude for the song shows a parody of Biggie Smalls ("Piggie") and Puff Daddy ("Buff Daddy") in discussion with Shakur about the November 1994 shooting. The beginning of the scene where Tupac is speaking to Biggie is in reference to the movie Scarface where Tony speaks to his alleged killer before shooting him.
Snoop's first line in the song, "I keep my hand on my gun, 'cause they got me on the run" is a reference to "
The Message" by Grandmaster Flash.
This song was played by
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as tribute to 2Pac on the 2000 Up In Smoke Tour. The performance included a sample of the 2Pac verse.
On April 15, 2012, the song was played at the
Coachella Festival with Snoop Dogg performing with a virtual version of 2Pac.
The song featured in the first episode of the TV series
Personnel [ edit ]
Engineer: Dave Aron
Engineer: Rick Clifford
Assistant engineer: Alvin McGill
Mixing: David Blake
Featuring (Rap): Snoop Dogg
References [ edit ]