Remembering Rap music icon/actor and activist Tupac Shakur (born Tupac Amaru Shakur in East Harlem, NY) - June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996
On this day in music history: July 13, 1996 - “How Do U Want It” by 2 Pac hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, with the B-side “California Love” peaking at #6 on June 22nd, also topping the R&B singles chart for 3 weeks on July 6th. Written by Johnny J. and Tupac Shakur, it is the biggest hit for the prolific rap artist. Featuring K-Ci & JoJo Hailey of Jodeci on background vocals, it is the second single from Tupac’s fourth album “All Eyez On Me”. Co-written and produced by Johnny J (aka Johnny Lee Jackson), the track is based around samples of Quincy Jones’ classic “Body Heat” and Brian McKnight’s “Up Around My Way”. “How Do U Want It” will be certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 2 million units.