YouTube has the MTV version of 2Pac's "I ain't mad at cha."

The feel of this version is completely different than the version that's on his Greatest Hits album. I'm actually preferring this version (at the moment) a bit more; the video version feels more heartfelt and somber.

Does anybody have this version as a MP3? Or was it released on one of his albums so I can buy it? Thanks.

Also, as a follow-up to my Verve Pipe "Freshman" video post, the answer from their fan message boards is that there were two versions of the video: the "official" video release and then a second version which was made for Jenny McCarthy's MTV show. I was remembering the second version. See! I wasn't crazy!

Currently listening to: Tupac Shakur - I ain't mad at cha
Posted by roy on April 18, 2006 at 04:34 AM in Music | 8 Comments

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Sanchez (guest)

Comment posted on February 28th, 2008 at 08:41 PM
The main difference is the instrumentation: in the album version, you've only got drums, keyboards, and bass.

In the video rendition, the bass line has a more active role, the keyboards are replaced by a grand piano, guitar lines are added, as well as strings, and horns

middle_aged (guest)

Comment posted on April 19th, 2006 at 06:22 AM
wow, the freshman video takes me back. now that you mentioned it, i *do* remember watching that version on jenny mcCarthy. man, that show was a riot! :P

andrew (guest)

Comment posted on April 18th, 2006 at 08:07 PM
I think you might be a little more sensitive than me...I detect very slight differences (besides the censoring, obviously), but they're all slight shifts of tone. I don't think I would have picked up on it had you not posted. I'm not sure what the greatest hits version sounds like, but here is the cut from all eyez on me:

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Comment posted on April 19th, 2006 at 09:07 AM
yeah, that's the version on the greatest hits. the mtv video version ... just has a different vibe. it's just produced slightly differently. less edge.
Comment posted on April 18th, 2006 at 04:28 PM
Haha I'm not too much of a fan of 2Pac.
Comment posted on April 18th, 2006 at 11:12 AM
after listening to it. nope don't got it.
Comment posted on April 18th, 2006 at 06:44 AM
i might. what's the diff btwn the mtv version and the other version?
Comment posted on April 18th, 2006 at 06:50 AM
watch the youtube video