Ghetto Gospel

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"Ghetto Gospel"
Single by 2Pac featuring Elton John
from the album Loyal to the Game & Best of 2Pac Part 2 - Life
B-side"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
ReleasedJanuary 21, 2005
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreHip hop, gangsta rap
Length3:58
Writer(s)Tupac Shakur, Elton John, Bernie Taupin
ProducerEminem
Certification3x Platinum (RIAA)
2Pac singles chronology
"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
(2004)
"Ghetto Gospel"
(2005)
"Untouchable"
(2006)
Elton John singles chronology
"Turn the Lights Out When You Leave"
(2005)
"Ghetto Gospel"
(2005)
"Electricity"
(2005)
 
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"Ghetto Gospel"
Single by 2Pac featuring Elton John
from the album Loyal to the Game & Best of 2Pac Part 2 - Life
B-side"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
ReleasedJanuary 21, 2005
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreHip hop, gangsta rap
Length3:58
Writer(s)Tupac Shakur, Elton John, Bernie Taupin
ProducerEminem
Certification3x Platinum (RIAA)
2Pac singles chronology
"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
(2004)
"Ghetto Gospel"
(2005)
"Untouchable"
(2006)
Elton John singles chronology
"Turn the Lights Out When You Leave"
(2005)
"Ghetto Gospel"
(2005)
"Electricity"
(2005)

"Ghetto Gospel" is a song by rapper Tupac Shakur, which was originally released as the second single on his posthumous 2004 album Loyal to the Game. It samples Elton John's 1971 hit, "Indian Sunset". The single topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Republic of Ireland.

The song was written by Tupac Shakur as an outcry to "end the war on the streets", addressing the futility of racial difference and dissidence, particularly under the unifying banner of poverty. The Loyal to the Game version was produced by Eminem, but the original was leaked a couple of years later. It has a faster tempo, extra 3rd & 4th verses and is about 4:30 in length.[1] It also doesn't contain the "Indian Sunset" sample. "Ghetto Gospel" was the only song on Loyal to the Game with an accompanying music video. At the very end of the video there is a message from his mother, Afeni Shakur, saying "remember to keep yourself alive, there is nothing more important than that".

The original version of the track was produced by Big D The Impossible, a regular producer from 2Pac's first two albums: 2Pacalypse Now and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. sessions.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleWriter(s)Sample(s)Length
1."Ghetto Gospel" (feat. Elton John)T. Shakur, M. Mathers, E. John, B. Taupin3:58
UK CD single
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ghetto Gospel" (feat. Elton John)T. Shakur, M. Mathers, E. John, B. TaupinEminem3:58
2."Thugs Get Lonely Too" (feat. Nate Dogg)T. Shakur, M. Mathers, N. HaleEminem4:48

Official versions[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2005) - (2006)Peak
position
Australian Charts[2]1
Austrian Charts[3]3
Belgium Charts (Flanders)[4]25
Belgium Charts (Wallonia)[5]5
Czech Republic (IFPI)[6]1
Danish Charts[7]20
German Charts[8]3
Irish Singles Charts[9]1
New Zealand Charts[10]3
Switzerland Chart[11]7
UK Singles Chart[12]1
Billboard European Hot 100[13]3

Certifications[edit]

CountryCertification
AustraliaPlatinum[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7OQgDrh-R0
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac - Ghetto Gospel". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac - Ghetto Gospel". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  4. ^ "2 Pac - Ghetto Gospel". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  5. ^ "2 Pac - Ghetto Gospel". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac - Ghetto Gospel". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  9. ^ "2pac and Elton John - Ghetto Gospel - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac - Ghetto Gospel". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Pac - Ghetto Gospel". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  12. ^ "2PAC | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/european-hot-100?chartDate=2005-07-09
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2005 Singles". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 

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Preceded by
"Axel F" by Crazy Frog
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
June 30, 2005 – July 14, 2005
Succeeded by
"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt
UK Singles Chart number-one single
June 26, 2005 – July 16, 2005
Preceded by
"Lonely" by Akon
ARIA (Australia) number one single
August 21, 2005
Succeeded by
"Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes