|"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"|
|Promotional single by 2Pac featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg|
|from the album All Eyez on Me|
|Released||May 7, 1996|
|Studio||Can-Am Studios (Los Angeles, California)|
|Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology|
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" is a song by American rapper 2Pac from his fourth studio album, All Eyez on Me (1996). The song features fellow West Coast rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and was produced by Daz Dillinger. The song was released as a promotional single for the album on May 7, 1996 and later as the B-side to the album's second major and third overall single, How Do U Want It. The song peaked at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. The song contains interpolations of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five's song "The Message" and "Radio Activity Rap (Let's Jam)" by MC Frosty and Lovin' C.
Although the song was limited to a promo release, a music video was filmed for it. The version of the song used for the music video differs from the version on the album, with clean alternative lyrics, delay on the word "Party" within the chorus, and an arpeggio added to the beat.
The music video was directed by one of Shakur's production partners, Tracy Robinson. The prelude for the song shows a parody of Biggie Smalls ("Piggy") and Puff 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 Montana speaks to his alleged killer before shooting him. The music video was released on April 28, 1996.
The song was the last one performed in their House of Blues concert on July 4, 1996, Shakur's last recorded performance. The performance was featured on the 2005 Live at the House of Blues live album.
The song was featured in the first episode of the TV series Gang Related.
The song was played on Shakur's biopic, All Eyez On Me (2017) with 2Pac and Snoop in the studio recording the song.
- Engineer: Dave Aron
- Engineer: Rick Clifford
- Assistant engineer: Alvin McGill
- Mixing: David Blake
- Featuring (Rap): Snoop Doggy Dogg
|US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)||46|
- "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay – Issue Date: 1996-06-08" (requires registration). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
- "2Pac Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2015.