|Single by 2Pac|
|from the album Me Against the World|
|Released||August 29, 1995|
|Format||CD single, 12" single|
|Recorded||June 1994, Unique Studios
(New York City, New York)
|Writer(s)||T. Shakur, R. Troutman, L. Troutman, S. Murdock, G. Clinton, Jr., G. Shider, D. Spradley, O.S. Harvey, Jr.|
|Producer||Easy Mo Bee|
|2Pac singles chronology|
"Temptations" is a song by rapper Tupac Shakur, released as the third single from his third album, Me Against the World. The song was produced by Easy Mo Bee. Its music video featured cameos from fellow West Coast rappers, Ice-T, Coolio, Shock-G, B-Real and Warren G, as well as Salt-N-Pepa, Treach, Bill Bellamy, Marcus Chong, Isaac Hayes, Crystal Waters, Jasmine Guy, Adina Howard and Jada Pinkett Smith. Tupac couldn't be in the video for the song because he was incarcerated. The song was moderately successful in the United States, peaking at #12 on the U.S. Rap chart, #15 on the U.S. Hip Hop/R&B chart and #68 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his last single before signing on to Death Row Records following his late 1995 release from prison.
"Temptations" was included on 2Pac's Greatest Hits album in 1998.
As insinuated by its title, the song is about being faced with numerous temptations while making commitments to others. The song's lyrics also deal with infidelity.
- "Temptations" (Clean Radio Edit) - 4:27
- "Temptations" (Album Version) - 5:00
- "Temptations" (Instrumental) - 4:58
- "Temptations" (Battlecat Hip-Hop Mix) - 5:07
- "Temptations" (Battlecat Club Mix) - 5:46
- "Temptations" (Battlecat Club Mix Instrumental) - 5:03
- "Temptations" (Radio Edit)
- "Temptations" (Battlecat Hip-hop Mix Clean Edit)