2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted
|"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"|
|Single by 2Pac featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg|
|from the album All Eyez on Me|
|Released||May 7, 1996|
|Format||CD single, airplay|
|Recorded||October 19, 1995 Can-Am Studios (Los Angeles)|
|Genre||West coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk|
|Length||4:05 (album version)
5:31 (music video)
|Label||Death Row Records, Interscope|
|Writer(s)||Tupac Shakur, Calvin Broadus, Delmar Arnaud|
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"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" (sometimes referred to as "Gangsta Party") is a West Coast hip hop song written by 2Pac, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Daz Dillinger for 2Pac's 1996 double album All Eyez on Me. The song is a duet performed by 2Pac and Snoop Dogg. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" was released as 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 ain't nuthin but a gangsta party in the song's chorus. The song samples The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.
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.
It was the final song performed live by both Snoop Dogg & 2Pac (in his last recorded performance) at the House of Blues on July 4, 1996. The concert was released on the Live at the House of Blues album in 2005.
The song featured in the first episode of the TV series Gang Related
- Engineer: Dave Aron
- Engineer: Rick Clifford
- Assistant engineer: Alvin McGill
- Mixing: David Blake
- Featuring (Rap): Snoop Doggy Dogg
- "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay – Issue Date: 1996-06-08" (REQUIRES REGISTRATION). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.