Taken from Tupac’s All Eyez On Me, 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted is a duet by Tupac and Snoop Dogg. Produced by Daz Dillinger, 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted was the second single off the album, peaking at number 46 on the Billboard chart.
“2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” purposely titled as both Tupac and Snoop Dogg had recently gone through legal troubles. In 1994, Tupac was on trial for apparently sexually assaulting a woman and shot five times in Manhattan. Tupac came to the conclusion that The Notorious BIG had something to do with the incident.
At the same time, Tupac felt like the media blamed him for violence across America. Tupac often defended his lyrical content describing it as “reporting the truth from the street.”
Snoop Dogg was put on trial for murder after him and his bodyguard’s involvement in a shooting in LA. However, in February 1996, Snoop Dogg beat the case after the jury accepted they both acted in self-defence. So Tupac and Snoop were, in fact, two of Americas most wanted.
The music video, filmed on April 8th 1996, was directed by Gobi M. Rahimi. Gobi also directed Tupac’s music video for “Made Niggaz”.
Starting off the video, a wounded Tupac confronts two men who he calls ‘Piggie’ and ‘Buff Daddy’. It shows Tupac and Snoop Dogg living a lavish lifestyle sipping champagne and counting money. Proceeding to a court room showing Tupac and Snoop on trial, Tupac rap’s and taunts the prosecution. “They wonder how I live, with five shots, Niggaz is hard to kill, on my block”
The ending to the video shows ‘Pac and Snoop celebrating driving away from a shot up police van. Closing the video, the words ”No police officers were harmed during the filming of this video” appears. The camera then zooms in on a banquet table with a roast pig in the center.