Sunday, October 26, 2008

R.I.P Johnny "J" (August 28, 1969 - October 3, 2008)

Johnny Jackson better-known in the music industry as Johnny "J", was a multi-platinum songwriter, music producer & rapper who was perhaps best known for his production on Tupac Shakur's albums All Eyez on Me and Me Against the World. He was born in Juárez, Mexico, in 1969 and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Johnny "J" was co-owner and CEO of Klock Work Entertainment.

According to his own MySpace page, Johnny J died on October 3, 2008 at the age of 39. While serving a sentence for DWI in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility located in Los Angeles, California, he allegedly jumped off an upper tier of the prison in an apparent suicide.

Production Discography (w/ 2pac Only)

Thug Life - Pour Out a Little Liquor [Single] (1994)
A1. "Pour Out a Little Liquor (Radio Version)" (performed by 2Pac)
A2. "Pour Out a Little Liquor (LP Version)" (performed by 2Pac)

Thug Life - Thug Life: Vol. 1 (1994)
04. "Pour Out a Little Liquor" (performed by 2Pac)

Various Artists - Above the Rim (Soundtrack) (1994)
08. "Pour Out a Little Liquor" (performed by 2Pac as Thug Life)

2Pac - Me Against the World (1995)
14. "Death Around the Corner"

2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
1-02. "All Bout U" (featuring Dru Down, Outlawz, Nate Dogg & Snoop Dogg)
Produced with 2Pac
1-05. "How Do U Want It" (featuring K-Ci & Jojo)
1-09. "Life Goes On" (featuring Stacey Smallie)
1-14. "What'z Ya Phone #" (featuring Danny Boy)
Produced with 2Pac
2-02. "Shorty Wanna Be a Thug"
2-04. "Wonda Why They Call U Bytch"
Produced with 2Pac
2-06. "Thug Passion" (featuring Dramacydal, Jewel & Storm)
Produced with 2Pac
2-07. "Picture Me Rollin'" (featuring Danny Boy, Big Syke & C.P.O.)
2-08. "Check Out Time" (featuring Kurupt, Syke & Natasha Walker)
Produced with 2Pac
2-10. "All Eyez on Me" (featuring Big Syke)
2-11. "Run Tha Streetz" (featuring Michel'Le, Storm & Mutah)

2Pac - How Do You Want It [Single] (1996)
A1. "How Do U Want It (LP Version)" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo)
B2. "Hit 'Em Up" (featuring The Outlawz)

Various Artists - Death Row Greatest Hits (1996)
2-08. "Hit 'Em Up" (performed by 2Pac & The Outlawz)
2-11. "Pour Out a Little Liquor" (performed by 2Pac as Thug Life)

Various Artists - Gridlock'd (Original Soundtrack) (1996)
05. "Never Had a Friend Like Me" (performed by 2Pac)

2Pac - R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (1997)
2-01. "Ready 4 Whatever" (featuring Big Syke)
2-05. "Fake Ass Bitches"
Co-produced by We Got Kidz

2Pac & Snoop Doggy Dogg - Wanted Dead Or Alive [Single] (1997)
B1. "Never Had a Friend Like Me" (performed by 2Pac)

Jon B. - Cool Relax (1997)
07. "Are You Still Down" (featuring 2Pac)
Co-produced by 2Pac

Various Artists - Gang Related (Soundtrack) (1997)
2-01. "Made Niggaz" (performed by 2Pac & The Outlawz)
Produced with 2Pac

2Pac - Greatest Hits (1998)
1-07. "How Do U Want It" (featuring K-Ci & Jojo)
1-09. "Unconditional Love"
1-11. "Life Goes On" (featuring Stacey Smallie)
1-12. "Hit 'Em Up" (featuring The Outlawz)
2-01. "Troublesome 96'"
2-07. "Picture Me Rollin'" (featuring Danny Boy, Big Syke & C.P.O.)
2-11. "All About U" (featuring Dru Down, Top Dogg, Outlawz & Nate Dogg)
Produced with 2Pac

2Pac - Happy Home [Single] (1998)
A. "Happy Home"
This is the original version of "Happy Home", which was remixed for Until the End of Time

2Pac & The Outlawz - Still I Rise (1999)
02. "Still I Rise"
03. "Secretz of War"
14. "U Can Be Touched"

2Pac - Letter 2 My Unborn [Single] (2001)
A1. "Letter 2 My Unborn"
A2. "Letter 2 My Unborn (Instrumental)"
A3. "Letter 2 My Unborn (A Cappella)"

2Pac - Until the End of Time [Single] (2001)
Produced all tracks from single

2Pac - Until the End of Time (2001)
1-01. "Ballad of a Dead Soulja"
1-03. "Lil' Homies"
1-06. "Letter 2 My Unborn" (featuring Anthem & Tena Jones)
Co-produced by Nitty
1-07. "Breathin" (featuring Outlaw Immortalz)
1-08. "Happy Home" (featuring Yusef Sharid, Barbara Wilson & Tracy Hardin)
1-11. "Thug N U Thug N Me (Remix)" (featuring K-ci & JoJo)
1-12. "Everything They Owe" (featuring Timothy)
1-13. "Until the End of Time" (featuring RL & Anthem)
Co-produced by Nitty
1-15. "World Wide Mob Figgaz" (featuring Outlaw Immortalz & Ta'he)
2-02. "My Closest Roaddogz" (featuring Shiro & Timothy)
2-04. "When Thugz Cry"
2-06. "This Ain't Livin'" (featuring Vanessa Marquez)
2-08. "Lastonesleft" (featuring Outlaw Immortalz)
2-09. "Thug N U Thug N Me" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo & Capucine)
2-13. "When I Get Free"
2-14. "Until The End of Time (RP Remix)" (featuring Richard Page, RL & Anthem)
Co-produced by Nitty & Jamel Edgerton

2Pac - Better Dayz (2002)
1-05. "Fuck 'Em All" (featuring The Outlawz)
2-03. "Never Call U B**** Again" (featuring Tyrese)
2-04. "Better Dayz" (featuring Mr. Biggs)
2-10. "There U Go" (featuring Syke, Jazze Pha & The Outlawz)
2-11. "This Life I Lead" (featuring The Outlawz)
2-12. "Who Do U Believe In" (featuring Yaki Kadafi)
2-13. "They Don't Give a F*** About Us" (featuring The Outlawz)

Anyway ill leave you with two ill tracks he done with tupac which fit this moment, so "Pour Out A Liquor" for Johnny "J"!

2Pac - Pour Out A Little Liquor

Life Goes On - Tupac

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