Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Keep Ya Head Up
4.65 4:24
2 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted
3.85 4:07
3 Temptations
3 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 4:49
8 So Many Tears
3.75 3:59
9 Unconditional Love
4 3:59
10 Trapped
4.35 4:46
11 Life Goes On
4.2 5:03
12 Hit ’Em Up
3.5 5:13
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Troublesome ’96
5 4:37
2 Brenda’s Got a Baby
4 3:54
3 I Ain’t Mad at Cha
3 4:55
4 I Get Around
4.65 4:20
5 Changes
4.25 4:29
6 California Love (original version)
4 4:45
7 Picture Me Rollin’
3.75 5:16
8 How Long Will They Mourn Me?
4 3:53
9 Toss It Up
4 4:44
10 Dear Mama
3.75 4:40
11 All About U
5 4:34
12 To Live and Die in L.A.
5 4:33
13 Heartz of Men
3 4:41

Credits

CD 1

guitar:
Eric Baker (guitarist, Kenya Gruv) (track 8)
keyboard:
The Piano Man (track 8)
assistant engineer:
Alvin McGill (tracks 2, 7, 11)
background vocals:
Randy Walker (US rapper Randy Walker) (track 8)
Dank (hip-hop vocalist) (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)
Thug Life (early 90s US hip-hop group) (track 8)
Wiz (hop-hop vocalist) (track 10)
co-producer:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 2, 7, 11)
composer:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 3–4, 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 (US Rapper Yafeu Akiyele Fula) (track 6)
Kenneth Karlin (track 6)
Shirley Murdock (track 3)
Reggie Noble (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 (Roger Troutman, funk musician in Zapp) (track 3)
Leon Ware (track 6)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (track 3)
engineer:
Rick Clifford (track 11)
Tim Nitz (track 8)
Mike Schlesinger (US-american engineer) (track 8)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (tracks 2, 7)
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:
Randy Walker (US rapper Randy Walker) (track 4)
KC and JoJo (track 7)
The Outlawz (rap group founded by 2Pac) (tracks 6, 12)
Snoop Doggy Dogg (US rapper) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (track 10)
lyricist:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 1, 3–4, 6)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (track 3)
mixer:
Johnny “J” (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 11)
Carsten Shack (track 6)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (tracks 7, 11)
Jay Lean (track 6)
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 1)
Michael Patterson (engineer) (track 4)
Lance Pierre (track 9)
Tony Pizarro (track 3)
David Blake (West Coast US rapper & producer) (track 2)
producer:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 4, 12)
Daryl Anderson (track 1)
Delmar Arnaud (US rapper Delmar Arnaud) (track 2)
Tyrone Wrice (track 5)
Johnny “J” (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 9, 11–12)
Jeremy (member of The Underground Railraod) (track 10)
Live Squad (track 10)
Ramone Gooden (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)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (track 3)
Shock-G (lead rapper in Californian hip-hop group Digital Underground) (track 10)
recording engineer:
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 1)
Mike Calderon (track 1)
Darrin Harris (track 1)
vocals:
Tupac Shakur (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 (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 “J” (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 7, 9, 11)
Gregory Jacobs (track 8)
Joseph Jefferson (70s soul/funk) (track 11)
Quincy Jones (track 7)
Yafeu Fula (US Rapper Yafeu Akiyele Fula) (track 5)
Katari Cox (US rapper Katari Cox aka Castro) (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)
Roger Troutman (Roger Troutman, funk musician in Zapp) (track 1)
Stan Vincent (1960s/70s pop songwriter) (track 1)
Leon Ware (track 7)
Stevie Wonder (track 8)
Rufus Cooper III (track 5)
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. (ASCAP) (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:
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 Five 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:
is based on:
Inside My Love (track 6)
Walk On By (track 6)
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:
Ronald Brooks (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:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 3, 7, 13)
DF Master Tee (track 10)
Moses (hip-hop producer) (track 10)
composer:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (track 10)
Bruce Hawes (track 10)
Joseph Jefferson (70s soul/funk) (track 10)
Tony Pizarro (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:
Tony Pizarro (track 10)
Rick Clifford (tracks 7, 11)
Tim Nitz (track 1)
Keston E. Wright (track 6)
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:
Danny Boy (African-American soul singer formerly of Death Row Records) (tracks 3, 7)
Roger Troutman (Roger Troutman, funk musician in Zapp) (track 6)
Valaria Young (track 12)
Tyruss Himes (track 7)
CPO (track 7)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 6)
Dru Down (track 11)
K‐Ci & JoJo (track 9)
Nate Dogg (track 8)
Talent (hip-hop/r&b artist James "Talent" Harris) (track 5)
lead vocals:
Makaveli (track 12)
lyricist:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 2, 4, 8, 10)
Tony Pizarro (track 10)
Tyruss Himes (track 8)
Jon Gass (track 8)
Diron Rivers (track 8)
Walter Burns (track 8)
mixer:
Johnny Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (track 7)
David Blake (West Coast US rapper & producer) (tracks 3, 13)
Keston E. Wright (track 1)
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)
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 4)
performer:
Jeremy (member of The Underground Railraod) (track 2)
producer:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 5, 11)
Deon Evans (track 2)
Delmar Arnaud (US rapper Delmar Arnaud) (track 3)
Johnny Jackson (US rap/hip-hop) (tracks 1, 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)
Quincy Jones III (track 12)
David Blake (West Coast US rapper & producer) (track 13)
Raw Fusion (track 2)
Shock-G (lead rapper in Californian hip-hop group Digital Underground) (track 2)
The Underground Railroad (group of hip-hop producers) (track 2)
Warren Griffin III (track 8)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 6)
Nate Dogg (track 8)
recording engineer:
Mike Calderon (track 4)
Darrin Harris (track 4)
Bob Morse (Engineer) (track 4)
vocals:
Tupac Shakur (US rapper) (tracks 2, 4, 8)
Tyruss Himes (track 8)
Dave (track 2)
Diron Rivers (track 8)
Nate Dogg (track 8)
Walter Burns (track 8)
Roniece (track 2)
writer:
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)
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)
Etterlene Jordan (track 3)
Yafeu Fula (US Rapper Yafeu Akiyele Fula) (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)
Richard Pryor (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 (Roger Troutman, funk musician in Zapp) (tracks 4, 6)
Ricky Westfield (track 7)
Bernie Worrell (track 13)
Valaria Young (track 12)
Tyruss Himes (track 7)
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 as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) (track 11)
Pubhowyalike (track 4)
R2M Music (BMI) (track 6)
Saja Music Co. (tracks 4, 6)
Songs of Lastrada (tracks 4, 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. (ASCAP) (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)
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 (track 1)
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
mastering:Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (mastering engineer “Big Bass Brian”)
miscellaneous support:Michel'Le (US R&B artist on Death Row Records)
photography:Ken Nahoum
Reisig & Taylor (photography)
ASIN:US: B00000FCBH [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/1236840 [info]
other databases:http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/2pac/greatest_hits.p/ [info]