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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"
Released August 21, 2005
Format CD
Genre West Coast hip hop, conscious hip hop
Length 3:58
Writer(s) Tupac Shakur
Producer Eminem
2Pac singles chronology
"Thugs Get Lonely Too"
"Ghetto Gospel"
Elton John singles chronology
"Turn the Lights Off When You Leave"
"Ghetto Gospel"

"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 features a sample from the Elton John track "Indian Sunset" from his Madman Across The Water album. The song was written by Tupac Shakur to separate any racial views at the time and produced by Eminem.

"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."


Track listing

CD single
# Title Writer(s) Sample(s) Length
1. "Ghetto Gospel" (feat. Elton John) T. Shakur, M. Mathers, E. John 3:58
UK CD single
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ghetto Gospel" (feat. Elton John) T. Shakur, M. Mathers, E. John Eminem 3:58
2. "Thugs Get Lonely Too" (feat. Nate Dogg) T. Shakur, M. Mathers, N. Hale Eminem 4:48

Official Versions

  • Ghetto Gospel (Album Version Explicit)

Chart Performance

The song charted at #1, topping the US Rap charts. It also reached #3 in the European Hot 100 Singles chart where it stayed for two weeks.

Chart Position
Australian Singles Chart
Austrian Singles Chart
Belgian Singles Chart
Danish Singles Chart
Irish Singles Chart
New Zealand Singles Chart
Swiss Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
Billboard European Hot 100
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks


1. Retrieved April 19 2009
2. Retrieved April 19, 2009

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
Preceded by
"Axel F" by Crazy Frog
UK number one single
July 2, 2005 – July 22, 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


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