Johnny J

Johnny J


Johnny Lee Jackson, better known as Johnny J, was born on August 28, 1969 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. He is best known for his work with legendary rapper/Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur. His most notable attribute was on All Eyez On Me producing 11 out of 27 tacks on the album and also gave Pac 1 of his 2 #1 hit singles; “How Do U Want It”.
He was also 2pacs go-to producer as they both had the about the same work ethic and always had a beat ready for Pac. That being said, by the time Pac died in ‘96, Johnny J had garnered up well over 100 songs with Pac. Most being released posthumously.

Johnny J met 2pac in ‘92 through Big Syke, a member of 2pacs Thug Life group at the time, and said they “instantly connected”. The video below Johnny J explains how they met and how well they resonated with each other.

He has also stated that he has about 30 unreleased, never before heard tracks with 2pac in the vault in the video below.

Sadly, Johnny J “commited suicide” on October 3, 2008 while serving a 3 year prison sentence. He allegdly “jumped off” the upper tier of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.