Posted on October 7th, 2008 - By Bossip Staff
Categories: News, Tupac
Posted by Bossip Staff
Legendary producer, Johnny J, has committed suicide:
Producer Johnny J, most popular for his extensive work on Tupac’s All Eyez On Me album, died while in custody at the Los Angeles County jail on Friday (October 3). His death is being considered a suicide. Johnny J (real name: Johnny Jackson) was in jail for a DUI charge. Authorities say he took his own life by jumping off a tier in the jail. He was just 39 years old, and leaves a wife and two children. In early 90s, the Mexican-born, Los Angeles-raised producer first gained notoriety after producing the hit single “Knockin’ Boots” for his Berklee College of Music classmate Candyman. Following the success of the single, he met Tupac and worked with the legendary rapper on his Thug Life album, the Above The Rim soundtrack, and the rest of the late rapper’s projects up until his death.
It is sad to see main man go out that way and prayers are with his family. We can definitely say that Johnny J and Tupac left behind some classic albums that are timeless, and they left way too soon.