2nd II None
|Origin||Compton, California, U.S.|
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. 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.
|Title||Release||Peak chart positions|
|2nd II None||1991||83||26||3|
- The Shit (1994)
- Tha Kollective (2009)
|Title||Release||Peak chart positions||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.|