2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted
|"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"|
|Single by 2Pac and Snoop Doggy Dogg|
|from the album All Eyez on Me|
|Released||May 7, 1996|
|Studio||Can-Am Studios (Los Angeles, California)|
|2Pac singles chronology|
|Snoop Doggy Dogg singles chronology|
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" is a song by American hip hop artist 2Pac from his 1996 album All Eyez on Me. The song features fellow West Coast rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and was produced by Daz Dillinger. The song served as a promotional single for the album and later as the B-side to the album's second major 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 an 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.
Though the song was limited to a promo release, a music video was created for the song. The version of the song used for the music video differs to the version found on the album, with clean alternate lyrics, delay on the word "Party" within the chorus, and an arpeggio added to the beat.
The video was directed by one of 2Pac'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 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.
The song was played on 2Pac'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 Billboard Hot 100||26|
|US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)||46|