Throwback Thursday: 2Pac – “How Do U Want It” (featuring K-Ci & JoJo)
Coming up as a nigga in the cash game living in the fast lane indeed.
This week 25 years ago, we lost one of the greatest rappers ever, Tupac Shakur. He was shot four times on the evening of September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas. Just six days later, he would succumb to his injuries.
2Pac’s death, much like his life, left an indelible mark on popular music. Many speculate what hip-hop would look like if he got to live longer, but unfortunately, we will never know. What we do know is that he had an incredibly impactful albeit tragically short career, and remains one of the most influential rappers of all time.
2Pac’s last single before his passing was “How Do U Want It” (featuring K-Ci & Jo-Jo). The song samples “Body Heat” by Quincy Jones — who happened to be the father of Kidada Jones, Pac’s girlfriend at the time of his death.
“How Do U Want It” was 2Pac’s second and final No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.