2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" is a song written by American hip hop artist 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 contains an interpolations of "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five and "Radio Activity Rap (Let's Jam)" by MC Frosty and Lovin' C.
|"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)|
|Genre||Gangsta rap, G-funk|
|Length||4:05 (album version)|
5:31 (music video)
|2Pac singles chronology|
|Snoop Dogg singles chronology|
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|