Wow. That is not a good noise.
Just so I am clear, this does not make the noise in 4WD? If this is the case, then it would not be the rear diff. The rear diff spins all the time in both 2 and 4 WD so I would expect it to make it all the time.
The way to verify this is to remove the rear drive shaft. However, this is a bearing that has failed and more than likely the output of the T case has stripped.
I would suggest just lifting the rear wheels and getting under the truck and see where you hear this coming from. I imagine you can put your hand on the transfer case and transmission and feel this noise.
I am suspecting the transfer case is the issue.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 AT 6:21 PM