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"How Do U Want It"
Single by 2Pac featuring K-Ci & JoJo
from the album All Eyez on Me
Released June 4, 1996
Format 12-inch single
Recorded 1994
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 4:47
Label Death Row
Writer(s) Tupac Shakur
Johnny Jackson
Bruce Fisher
Leon Ware
Stanley Richardson
Quincy Jones
Producer Johnny "J"
Certification 2x Platinum
2Pac chronology
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"
(1996)
"How Do U Want It"
(1996)
"Hit 'Em Up"
(1996)
K-Ci and Jojo chronology
"If You Think You're Lonely Now"
(1994)
"How Do You Want It"
(1996)
"How Could You"
(1996)

"How Do U Want It" is a song of 2Pac featuring K-Ci and JoJo and was the third single from his album All Eyez on Me. It was a Double A-side single to "California Love", and the tracks combined were credited as a #1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1996. In the UK, the song peaked at #17.

It samples Quincy Jones's "Body Heat" from his 1974 album Body Heat

The song includes a diss of noted gangsta rap critic C. Delores Tucker.

Contents

The music video

There were three videos filmed for this song: two in the same set for the single in April 1996 directed by Ron Hightower and produced by Tracy D. Robinson. These two are distinguished by MPAA rating (one is certified adult material). The video portrays a wild sex party with jacuzzi, mechanical bull riding, cage dancing and pole stripping. All actors and actresses are dressed in renaissance-age costumes, though all clothes are removed for the nude clip. The limousine segment seen in the clean version is the same except no nudity. The third one is the concert version, mostly them performing on stage (not the House Of Blues live performance). There are cameo appearances by K-Ci & Jojo both in the concert and studio segments. The adult-material video also features numerous porn stars, including Nina Hartley, Heather Hunter, and Angel Kelly.

Track listing

  1. How Do U Want It (LP Version)
  2. California Love (Long Radio Edit)
  3. 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted (LP Version)
  4. Hit 'Em Up

Chart positions

Chart (1996) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
UK Singles Chart 17

Albums with the song

Preceded by
"Hey Girl" by CDB
RIANZ (New Zealand) number-one single
26 April 1996
Succeeded by
"Killing Me Softly" by Fugees
Preceded by
"You're Makin' Me High" / "Let It Flow" by Toni Braxton
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
July 6, 1996
Succeeded by
"I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) " by R. Kelly
Preceded by
"Tha Crossroads" by Bone Thugs N Harmony
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
July 13, 1996- July 20, 1996
Succeeded by
"You're Makin' Me High" / "Let It Flow" by Toni Braxton

See also

Hot 100 number-one hits of 1996 (USA)

Notes

References








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