2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted – Tupac ft. Snoop Dogg: THROWBACK THURSDAYS

2Pac and Snoop 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted

“2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” was performed by Snoop and Tupac at Coachella 2012 – Tupac Shakur had been resurrected.

“2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”  is a rap song written by Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger for Tupac’s 1996 double album “All Eyez on Me.” The song is a duet performed by Tupac and Snoop Dogg. “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” was released as a promotional recording and was the album’s second single.

The song was recently performed  at Coachella where Tupac was projected as a moving hologram to recreate this track – it was so believable I had goosebumps. The man has been gone 16 years and yet this footage astounded fans of his all around the globe – was Tupac really back as per his prophecy?

Track Significance

This is one of my all time favourite Tupac songs. The addition of Snoop makes it all the more better. I grew up listening to Tupac in my family home – my Dad was and continues to be a huge fan. I saw Snoop perform “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” at Festival Hall with my Dad at the age of 12 or 13 years. 

I remember the album this song featured on, it was “All Eyez On Me” black cover with Tupac seated on a chair throwing up the ‘westside’ hand signal.

Music Video

The full video of “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” starts with a parody of Biggie (Piggy) and Puffy (Buff) plotting Tupac’s murder. Tupac walks in and confronts them after he’d been shot – it is said to emulate his 1994 shooting which he blamed on  – two years before his death.

The song is about Snoop and Tupac’s arraignment, while Tupac was just released from jail, Snoop’s trial was about to come to a head. There is also a guest appearance by Tha Dogg Pound and Nate Dogg.

The pair are seen partying up with ladies dining on a huge feast, drinking expensive champagne and counting their cash. A detective or police officer tries to pin a crime on Tupac and Snoop puts them on the wanted list (hence the title), they are shown in court and the pair go free.

 Lyrics

“2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted”

Tupac and Snoop Dogg

[Snoop Talking]
Up out of there
[Daz, repeated several times until first verse begins]
Ain’t Nothin’ but A Gangsta Party

[Tupac Talking]
Ahh shit
you’ve done f**ked up now
you done put 2 of Amerikaz most wanted in the same muthaf**kin’ place
at the same muthaf**kin’ time
ya’ll n*ggas about to feel this
break out the champange glasses and muthaf**kin’ condoms
have one on us aight

[Tupac]
Picture Perfect
I paint a perfect picture
Bombin’ hoochies with percision
My intensions to get with ya
with the S-N double-O-P dogg
to help my f**kin’ homie
you’s a cold ass n*gga on them all

[Snoop]
Sure enough I keep my hand on my gun
cause they got me on the run
Now I am back in the court room waitin’ on the outcome
Free Tupac is all that’s on a niggas mind
but at the same time
it seem they tryin’ to take mine
so I am get smart and get the best of this sh*t
and put together a million march plus some gangsta sh*t

[Tupac]
So now they got us laced
Two multi millionaire muthaf**kas catchin’ cases
Bitches get ready for the throw down
the shits about to go down
Uhh, me and Snoop about to clown
I am losin’ my religion
I am vicious on these stool pigeons
you might be deep in this game
but you got some rules missin’
n*ggas be actin like we savage
See i’m a get the cabbage
I got nutin’ but love for my n*ggas livin’ lavish

[Snoop]
I got a pet named P she n*ggarino
I got a house out in the Hills right next to Chino
and I think I got a Black Beama’
but my dream is to own a fly casino
like Bugsy Segal, and do it all illegal
and get scooped up, by the little homie in a Regal
Uhh it feel good to ya Baby bubba
you see this is for the G’s and the Ki’s muthaf**ka

[Tupac]
Now follow as we Ride
muthaf**k the rest
two of the best from the westside
and I can make you famous
N*ggas been dying for years
so how could they blame us
I live in fear of a felony
I never stop ballin’ these
mutha f**kin’ G’s
If ya got it betta’flaunt it
another warrant
2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted

Chorus
[Daz]

Ain’t Nothin’ but a Gangsta Party (x2)

[Tupac]

Nothin’ but a gangsta party

[Daz]

Ain’t Nothin’ but a Gangsta Party

[Tupac]

Ain’t Nothin’ but a Gangsta Party
It ain’t nothin’ but a muthaf**kin’ gangsta party

[Daz]

Ain’t Nothin’ but a Gangsta Party

[Tupac]

Ain’t Nothin’ but a Gangsta Party
It ain’t nothin’ but a muthaf**kin’ gangsta party

[Daz]

Ain’t nothin but a gangsta party
[Tupac]
Now give me 50 feet
The feet is not my destiny
release me to the streets
and keep what evers left of me
Jealousy is misery, suffery is grief
Better be prepared when you cowards f**k with me I
I busta free, these n*ggas must be crazy (What)
there ain’t no mercy mutha f**kas
who can fade the thugs?
you thought it was but it wasn’t
now disappear
bow down in the presence of a Boss playa

[Snoop]
It’s like cuz’, blood, gang banging
everybody in the party doin’ dope slangin’
you got to have papers in this world
you might get your purse snatched before your eyes swirl
ya doing ya job
every day
and then you work so hard till ya hair turn gray
let me tell you about life and ’bout the way it is
see we live by the gun so we die by the gun of kids

[Tupac]
They tell me not to roll with my glock
So now I got to throw away
floating in the black Benz
trying to do a show a day
they wonder how I live with 5 shots
n*ggas is hard to kill on my block
Scheme for currency and dough related
affilliated with the hustlas
so we made it
Your answer to the question
tryin’ to get up on it
my n*gga dogg n’ me
Two of the most wanted

Chorus
[Daz]

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 Music Videos

 

What did you think of Tupac’s hologram singing “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted?”

 

Miss Fancye

xo

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