Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Keep Ya Head Up 4.8 4:24
2 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted 3.75 4:07
3 Temptations 3.2 5:02
4 God Bless the Dead 5 4:23
5 Hail Mary 4 5:13
6 Me Against the World 4 4:39
7 How Do U Want It 3.35 4:49
8 So Many Tears 3.85 3:59
9 Unconditional Love 4 3:59
10 Trapped 4.35 4:46
11 Life Goes On 4 5:03
12 Hit ’Em Up 4 5:13
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Troublesome ’96 3.5 4:37
2 Brenda’s Got a Baby 4 3:54
3 I Ain’t Mad at Cha 3.6 4:55
4 I Get Around 4.25 4:20
5 Changes 4.4 4:29
6 California Love (original version) 4.35 4:45
7 Picture Me Rollin’ 4 5:16
8 How Long Will They Mourn Me? 3.75 3:53
9 Toss It Up 3.5 4:44
10 Dear Mama 3.85 4:40
11 All About U 4.5 4:34
12 To Live and Die in L.A. 5 4:33
13 Heartz of Men 3.25 4:41

Credits

CD 1

guitar:
Eric “Kenya” Baker (guitarist, Kenya Gruv) (track 8)
keyboard:
The Piano Man (track 8)
assistant engineer:
Alvin McGill (tracks 2, 7, 11)
background vocals:
Dank (hip-hop vocalist, worked with 2Pac) (track 10)
Puff Johnson (track 6)
Playa-Playa (track 10)
Shock-G (lead rapper in Californian hip-hop group Digital Underground) (track 10)
Stacey Smallie (track 11)
Stretch (US rapper Randy Walker) (track 8)
Thug Life (early 90s US hip-hop group) (track 8)
Wiz (hop-hop vocalist) (track 10)
co-producer:
2PAC (US rapper) (tracks 2, 7, 11)
composer:
T. Shakur (US rapper) (track 4)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (track 3)
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 3, 6)
Leon Ware (track 6)
Burt Bacharach (track 6)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 3)
Daryl Anderson (track 1)
Hal David (track 6)
Malcolm Greenidge (track 6)
Yafeu Fula (of the Outlawz) (track 6)
Kenneth Karlin (track 6)
Shirley Murdock (track 3)
Reggie Noble (US rapper) (track 3)
Minnie Riperton (track 6)
Richard Rudolph (track 6)
Garry Shider (track 3)
Carsten Shack (track 6)
David Spradley (track 3)
Larry Troutman (track 3)
Roger Troutman (funk musician in Zapp) (track 3)
engineer:
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (tracks 2, 7)
Rick Clifford (track 11)
Tim Nitz (track 8)
Mike Schlesinger (US-american engineer) (track 8)
Jay Lean (track 6)
Tony Pizarro (track 3)
executive producer:
Suge Knight (tracks 2, 5, 7, 9, 11–12)
Afeni Shakur (tracks 1, 3–4, 6, 8, 10)
guest vocals:
KC and JoJo (US R&B duo of brothers Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "JoJo" Hailey) (track 7)
Dramacydal (rap group founded by 2Pac) (track 6)
The Outlawz (rap group founded by 2Pac) (track 12)
Snoop Doggy Dogg (US rapper) (track 2)
Stretch (US rapper Randy Walker) (track 4)
lead vocals:
2Pac (US rapper) (track 10)
lyricist:
T. Shakur (US rapper) (track 4)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (track 3)
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 1, 3, 6)
mixer:
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 1)
Johnny “J” (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 11)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (tracks 7, 11)
Jay Lean (track 6)
Michael Patterson (engineer) (track 4)
Lance Pierre (track 9)
Tony Pizarro (track 3)
David Blake (West Coast US rapper & producer) (track 2)
SoulShock (track 6)
performer:
Snoop Dogg (US rapper) (track 2)
producer:
2Pac (US rapper) (tracks 4, 12)
D.J. Daryl (track 1)
Dat Nigga Daz (US rapper Delmar Arnaud) (track 2)
Easy Mo B. (track 3)
Hurt-M-Badd (track 5)
Johnny “J” (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 11–12)
Jeremy (member of The Underground Railraod) (track 10)
Live Squad (track 10)
Pee Wee (american rapper Ramone Gooden, member of the The Funky Aztecs) (track 10)
Raw Fusion (track 10)
SoulShock & Karlin (track 6)
The Underground Railroad (group of hip-hop producers) (track 10)
Shock-G (lead rapper in Californian hip-hop group Digital Underground) (track 10)
Johnny Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (track 9)
recording engineer:
Mike Calderon (track 1)
Darrin Harris (track 1)
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 1)
vocals:
2Pac (US rapper) (track 1)
The Black Angel (track 1)
writer:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 2, 5, 7–12)
Eric Baker (guitarist, Kenya Gruv) (track 8)
Calvin Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg) (track 2)
Delmar Arnaud (US rapper Delmar Arnaud) (track 2)
Bruce Fisher (track 7)
Franne Golde (track 12)
Duane Hitchings (track 12)
Tyrone Wrice (track 5)
Johnny Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 9, 11)
Gregory Jacobs (track 8)
Joseph Jefferson (70s soul/funk) (track 11)
Quincy Jones (track 7)
Katari Cox (of the Outlawz) (track 5)
Dennis Lambert (track 12)
Ramone Gooden (american rapper Ramone Gooden, member of the The Funky Aztecs) (track 10)
Joe Paquette (track 5)
Ray Tyson (track 10)
Stan Richardson (r&b songwriter) (track 7)
Charles Simmons (70s soul/funk) (track 11)
Randy Walker (US rapper Randy Walker) (track 8)
Stan Vincent (1960s/70s pop songwriter) (track 1)
Leon Ware (track 7)
Stevie Wonder (track 8)
Rufus Cooper III (track 5)
Yafeu Fula (of the Outlawz) (track 5)
Roger Troutman (funk musician in Zapp) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Interscope Records (1991) (track 10)
Interscope Records (1993) (track 1)
Interscope Records (1995) (tracks 3, 6, 8)
Death Row Records (1996) (tracks 2, 5, 7, 11–12)
Interscope Records (1998) (track 4)
publisher:
BMG Songs (track 9)
BMG Songs, Inc. (tracks 7, 11)
Bee Mo Easy Music (track 3)
Black Bull Music (track 8)
Black/Hispanic Music (tracks 7, 9, 11)
Casa David (track 6)
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (tracks 1, 6)
Emoni’s Music (track 2)
Franne Golde Music (track 12)
Funky Knoble Music (track 3)
Funky Knoble Prod. (track 3)
GLG Two Music (tracks 1, 10)
Ghetto Gospel Music (tracks 1, 9)
Interscope Pearl Music (tracks 2–3, 6–8, 11)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 6, 8)
Joshua’s Dream (tracks 1–12)
Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI-affiliated music publisher of MCA Records, Inc.?) (tracks 1–12)
Quicksand Music (track 7)
R2M Music (BMI) (track 3)
Rubberband Music (track 1)
Saja Music Co. (tracks 1, 3)
Songs of Lastrada (tracks 1, 3)
Suge Publishing (tracks 2, 5)
Thug Nation Music (track 5)
Troutman Music (track 3)
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 3)
Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) (track 3)
WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (tracks 2, 5)
Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 2–3, 6–8, 11–12)
Windswept Music (track 12)
Zomba Songs Inc. (tracks 8, 10)
mixed at:
The Record Plant (aka “Record Plant” Los Angeles) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (track 6)
recorded at:
mash-ups:
music videos:
Hit 'em Up by 2Pac feat. The Outlawz (track 12)
How Do U Want It (Live at the house of blues) by 2Pac feat. K‐Ci & JoJo (track 7)
How Do U Want It (sex club) by 2Pac feat. K‐Ci & JoJo (track 7)
Keep Ya Head Up by 2Pac (track 1)
So Many Tears by 2Pac (track 8)
Temptations by 2Pac (track 3)
Trapped by 2Pac feat. Shock-G (track 10)
sampled by:
C.I.A. by Mistah F.A.B. (track 12)
Oh No by Girl Talk (track 7)
Steady Shock by Girl Talk (track 6)
[untitled] by Chuck Person (track 6)
samples:
Be Alright by Zapp (track 1)
Body Heat by Quincy Jones (track 7)
Brandy by The O’Jays (track 11)
Computer Love by Zapp (track 3)
Holy Ghost by The Bar‐Kays (track 10)
Ooh Child by The Stairsteps (track 1)
That Girl by Stevie Wonder (track 8)
The Spank by James Brown (track 10)
Walk On By by Isaac Hayes (track 6)
Watch Yo Nuggets by Redman (track 3)
part of:
Fuck tha Police: 20 Songs Against Police Brutality (number: 3) (order: 3) (track 10)
is based on:
Inside My Love (track 6)
Walk On By (track 6)
is the basis for:
How Do U Want It (“Nu Mixx Klazzics, Vol. 2” remix) (track 7)
recording of:
God Bless the Dead (track 4)
Hail Mary (track 5)
Hit ’Em Up (track 12)
How Do U Want It (track 7)
Keep Ya Head Up (track 1)
Life Goes On (track 11)
So Many Tears (track 8)
Temptations (track 3)
Trapped (track 10)
Unconditional Love (track 9)

CD 2

keyboard:
The Piano Man (track 4)
drum machine programming:
D.J. Fuze (US hip-hop DJ/producer David Elliot) (track 4)
additional engineer:
Jeff Griffin (American engineer) (track 10)
additional guest vocals:
Nate Dogg (track 11)
Top Dogg (US West Coast rapper Derrick Wade) (track 11)
additional vocals:
Money-B (track 4)
Shockalock (track 4)
additional writer:
Terence Thomas (songwriter) (track 10)
arranger:
The Piano Man (track 4)
assistant engineer:
Mike Geiser (track 13)
Alvin McGill (tracks 3, 7)
background vocals:
Reggie Green (track 10)
co-producer:
2PAC (US rapper) (tracks 3, 7, 13)
DF Master Tee (track 10)
Moses (hip-hop producer) (track 10)
composer:
Tony Pizarro (track 10)
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (track 10)
Bruce Hawes (track 10)
Joseph Jefferson (70s soul/funk) (track 10)
Joe Sample (track 10)
Shock-G (lead rapper in Californian hip-hop group Digital Underground) (track 4)
Charles Simmons (70s soul/funk) (track 10)
Warren Griffin III (track 8)
engineer:
Rick Clifford (tracks 7, 11)
Tim Nitz (track 1)
Keston E. Wright (track 6)
Tony Pizarro (track 10)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (track 3)
Carlos Warlick (track 13)
executive producer:
Suge Knight (tracks 1, 3–4, 6–7, 9, 11–13)
Afeni Shakur (tracks 2–3, 5, 8, 10)
guest performer:
guest vocals:
Syke (track 7)
CPO (track 7)
Danny Boy (African-American soul singer formerly of Death Row Records) (tracks 3, 7)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 6)
Dru Down (track 11)
K‐Ci & JoJo (US R&B duo of brothers Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "JoJo" Hailey) (track 9)
Nate Dogg (track 8)
Talent (hip-hop/r&b artist James "Talent" Harris) (track 5)
Roger Troutman (funk musician in Zapp) (track 6)
Val Young (track 12)
lead vocals:
Makaveli (Tupac Shakur) (track 12)
lyricist:
Tyruss Himes (track 8)
Jon Gass (track 8)
Diron Rivers (track 8)
Tony Pizarro (track 10)
Walter Burns (rapper) (track 8)
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 2, 4, 8, 10)
mixer:
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 4)
Johnny “J” (US rap/hip-hop) (track 7)
Paul Arnold (engineer) (track 10)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (track 7)
Carl “Butch” Smalls (percussionist) (track 1)
Trackmasters (track 5)
Carlos Warlick (tracks 3, 13)
Keston Wright (track 1)
David Blake (West Coast US rapper & producer) (tracks 3, 13)
performer:
Jeremy (member of The Underground Railraod) (track 2)
producer:
2Pac (US rapper) (track 11)
Dat Nigga Daz (US rapper Delmar Arnaud) (track 3)
Johnny “J” (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 11)
Live Squad (track 2)
Reggie Moore (track 9)
Pee Wee (american rapper Ramone Gooden, member of the The Funky Aztecs) (track 2)
Tony Pizarro (track 10)
QDIII (track 12)
Raw Fusion (track 2)
The Underground Railroad (group of hip-hop producers) (track 2)
Warren G. (track 8)
2Pac (US rapper) (track 5)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 6)
Nate Dogg (track 8)
Johnny Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (track 1)
David Blake (West Coast US rapper & producer) (track 13)
Shock-G (lead rapper in Californian hip-hop group Digital Underground) (track 2)
recording engineer:
Mike Calderon (track 4)
Darrin Harris (track 4)
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 4)
vocals:
2Pac (US rapper) (tracks 2, 4, 8)
Big Syke (track 8)
Dave (track 2)
Macadoshis (track 8)
Nate Dogg (track 8)
Rated R (rapper) (track 8)
Roniece (track 2)
writer:
Tyruss Himes (track 7)
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11–13)
Robert Bell (track 7)
Ronald Bell (track 7)
Deon Evans (tracks 2, 5)
Larry Blackmon (track 11)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 7)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 13)
Joe Cocker (track 6)
William Collins (US funk musician & songwriter) (track 13)
Woody Cunningham (track 6)
Dimitri Ship (track 9)
Danny Boy (African-American soul singer formerly of Death Row Records) (track 9)
Delmar Arnaud (US rapper Delmar Arnaud) (track 3)
Etterlene Jordan (R&B/soul singer/songwriter, a/k/a Etterlene Jordan) (track 3)
Norman Durham (track 6)
Vince Edwards (track 7)
Bruce Washington (track 11)
Clarence Haskins (track 13)
Joel Hailey (R&B singer, member of K‐Ci & JoJo) (track 9)
Aaron Hall (track 9)
Mikel Hooks (track 6)
Bruce Hornsby (track 5)
Jalil Hutchins (track 1)
Johnny Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 11)
Tomi Jenkins (track 11)
Yafeu Fula (of the Outlawz) (track 11)
Cedric Hailey (US R&B/hip hop artist, Cedric Hailey) (track 9)
Robert Mickens (track 7)
Ronald Brooks (track 4)
Reggie Moore (track 9)
Shirley Murdock (track 4)
Otha Nash (track 7)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 13)
Quincy Jones III (track 12)
David Blake (West Coast US rapper & producer) (track 13)
Ronnie Hudson (track 6)
Claydes Smith (track 7)
Larry Smith (US hip hop producer) (track 1)
Chris Stainton (track 6)
Dennis Thomas (Kool & The Gang) (track 7)
Larry Troutman (tracks 4, 6)
Roger Troutman (funk musician in Zapp) (tracks 4, 6)
Ricky Westfield (Kool & The Gang member) (track 7)
Bernie Worrell (track 13)
Valaria Young (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
Interscope Records (1991) (track 2)
Interscope Records (1993) (track 4)
Interscope Records (1994) (track 8)
Death Row Records (1995) (track 6)
Interscope Records (1995) (track 10)
Death Row Records (1996) (tracks 3, 7, 9, 11–12)
Interscope Records (1998) (track 5)
publisher:
BMG Blue (track 10)
BMG Songs, Inc. (track 11)
Better Days Music (track 11)
Black/Hispanic Music (tracks 7, 11)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 10)
Controversy Music (track 13)
Corol Kayla Music (track 9)
Da Gass Co. (track 8)
Delirious Music (track 6)
Emoni’s Music (track 3)
Four Knights Music (track 10)
GLG Two Music (tracks 2, 4)
Indigo, Inc. (track 13)
Interscope Pearl Music (tracks 3, 7, 10–11, 13)
Jamron Publishing (track 9)
Joshua’s Dream (tracks 1–5, 7–13)
LBN Publishing (track 9)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 9)
Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI-affiliated music publisher of MCA Records, Inc.?) (tracks 1–5, 7–13)
Onward Music Ltd. (track 6)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. circa 1998) (track 11)
Pubhowyalike (track 4)
R2M Music (BMI) (track 6)
Saja Music Co. (tracks 4, 6)
Songs of Lastrada (tracks 4, 6)
Sony/ATV (track 6)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 6)
Stonseee Music (track 6)
Styleetron Music (track 4)
Suge Publishing (tracks 3, 7, 9, 11)
Troutman’s Music (track 4)
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 10)
WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (tracks 3, 5, 7–11, 13)
Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 10–11, 13)
Way 2 Quik (track 13)
Windswept Music (track 12)
Zappo Music (track 5)
Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (tracks 1, 8)
Zomba Songs Inc. (tracks 2, 4)
mixed at:
The Enterprise (aka Enterprise Studios) in Burbank, California, United States (track 10)
recorded at:
music videos:
Brenda's Got a Baby by 2Pac (track 2)
Changes by 2Pac feat. Talent (track 5)
Dear Mama by 2Pac (track 10)
I Ain’t Mad at Cha by 2Pac feat. Danny Boy (track 3)
I Get Around by 2Pac (track 4)
remix of:
samples:
A Dream by DeBarge (track 3)
Candy by Cameo (track 11)
Dance Floor by Zapp (track 6)
Darling Nikki by Prince and The Revolution (track 13)
Friends by Whodini (track 1)
Jim Brown by Richard Pryor (track 13)
Sadie by The Spinners (track 10)
Woman to Woman by Joe Cocker (track 6)
arrangement of:
התקווה (Hatikvah) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Dear Mama (remix) (track 10)
Picture Me Rollin’ (“Nu Mixx Klazzics, Vol. 2” remix feat. the Outlawz) (track 7)
Picture Me Rollin’ (“Nu Mixx Klazzics, Vol. 2” remix) (track 7)
recording of:
All About U (track 11)
California Love (track 6)
Changes (track 5)
Dear Mama (track 10)
Heartz of Men (track 13)
I Get Around (track 4)
Toss It Up (track 9)
Troublesome ’96 (track 1)
referred to in medleys:

Release

manufactured in:United States
printed in:United States
photography:Ken Nahoum
Reisig & Taylor (photography)
miscellaneous support:Michel'Le (US R&B artist on Death Row Records)
mastering:Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (mastering engineer “Big Bass Brian”)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/1236840 [info]
ASIN:US: B00000FCBH [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/2pac/greatest_hits.p/ [info]