Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
10/26/2005 2:04:12 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include 2Pac.
Most fans of west coast rap icon Tupac Shakur know the name Johnny “J”. Johnny “J” is responsible for much of the music laid down beneath the lyrics of rap artist known by his stage name, 2Pac.
In the ‘90’s the duo of 2Pac and Johnny ”J” were untouchable. Although Tupac had worked with many producers, the tracks that the legendary duo of Tupac and Johnny “J” laid down are considered rap and hip-hop ‘classic’ tracks and will live forever as hits.
The love that Johnny “J” has for his friend and fellow musician Tupac, is evident in everything that Johnny “J” does. Even today as one speaks to Johnny “J” the name of Tupac Shakur still holds that special place in Johnny “J” ‘s heart. You can feel the love that is there and just imagine the vibe that these two icons shared when they were alone in the studio.
Making beats and producing for Tupac may be what a lot of people recognize Johnny “J” for but his mark in the music industry runs deeper than his friendship and work with Tupac.
Born in Juarez Mexico in 1969 and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Johnny “J” had a platinum album under his belt when he was just a year out of high school. 18 years in the music game and he has sold over 60 million records and has worked with so many artists that to list them all would take pages.
The 34 year old producer has many platinum records and is still a strong presence in the music industry working daily on the craft that he loves and appreciates so well.
His recent work with recently retired rap artist Napoleon, of Tupac’s Outlawz, is covered in this interview along with some news on the upcoming Tupac album; which is to be out in 2006. He also fills us in on his role on the upcoming album from Lil Eazy E; the oldest son of another rap legend Eric ‘Eazy-E’ Wright the godfather of gangsta rap.
Also Johnny “J”’s Klock Work Entertainment is about to debut some new unbelievable talent and this legendary producer is staying busy treating the world with his unique gift of delivering music that the world appreciates.
With his busy schedule we appreciate the love that Johnny “J” extended to us in giving us his time to do this interview. Hope you enjoy it.
Expect to see more from Johnny “J” here on ThugLifeArmy.com as we have started a good relationship and we have a few other things planned with Johnny “J”.
*Also photo credit for the picture of Johnny “J“ goes to Teal Moss, so if you use it give him his props. Big up's to him for furnishing it.
ThugLifeArmy – Thank you for taking time for us, we appreciate it.
Johnny “J” – No problem, I’m in my recording studio right now man, so it’s like real quite time right now. So you caught me at the perfect time.
ThugLifeArmy – I appreciate that.
Johnny “J” – It’s all luv.
ThugLifeArmy – Some recent news we would like to ask about first is the recent announcement that rap artist Napolean, from Tupac Shakur’s (2Pac) Outlwaz has retired from rapping all together. He was working on his solo album ‘How Do U Want It’ with you. Can you shed any light on what’s going on with Napoleon?
Johnny “J” – Well right now man, that was a project that was in the mix. We were trying to make something happen but the thing is you have to remember his religion; he’s a Muslim man. He’s doing his thing and I respect that. He chose to focus on that right now. The thing t
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