2nd II None

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2nd II None
2nd II None in 2014
2nd II None in 2014
Background information
OriginCompton, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1987–present
MembersBlaKKazz K.K.
Gangsta D

2nd II None is a rap group from Compton, California. It consists of cousins KK (born Kelton L. McDonald) and Gangsta D (born Deon Barnett). They were members of the Elm Street Piru Bloods.[1] The 1999 release, ‘Up ’n da Club’, is the group's most popular song.


Their career started in 1990 after the release of "The Red Tape", they signed with Profile Records. They released their first album in 1991, the self-titled 2nd II None on Profile Records. Their second album, Classic 220 on Arista Records, released in 1999. 2nd II None and DJ Quik produced led album production.

However, the most lasting and notable part of 2nd II None's legacy is having their seminal track and most popular single, "Up N' Da Club," be featured in The Sopranos episode "Full Leather Jacket." During the scene featuring the track, Furio Giunta, played by Federico Castelluccio, and associate Gaetano Giarizzo visit would-be gangsters Matt Bevilaqua and Sean Gismonte at their apartment to collect the hapless duo's kickup from a string of safe robberies committed with Christopher Moltisanti.

In 2008, the band's 1994 unreleased album Tha Shit was leaked on the internet.

In 2022, KK released his first solo album titled DediKKated. Gangsta D is working on his solo album currently. There is also a new 2nd II None album in the works.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Release Peak chart positions[2]
2nd II None 1991 83 26 3
Classic 220 1999 162 40
Compton Muzik 2014

Unreleased albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Tha Kollective (2009)


Title Release Peak chart positions[3] Album
"Be True to Yourself" 1991 78 54 9 2nd II None
"If You Want It" 1992 64 33 13
"Didn't Mean to Turn You on" 1994 Above the Rim soundtrack
"Up n' da Club" 1999 Classic 220
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.


  1. ^ 2nd II None UnitedGangs.com Retrieved. 2015-10-03
  2. ^ "Albums chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ "Singles chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-15.