|"How Do U Want It"|
|Single by 2Pac featuring K-Ci & JoJo|
|from the album All Eyez on Me|
|"Hit 'Em Up"|
|Released||June 4, 1996|
|2Pac singles chronology|
|K-Ci & JoJo singles chronology|
"How Do U Want It" is a song by American hip hop artist 2Pac. It was released in June 1996 as the third single from his album All Eyez on Me. This was his final single, along with Hit 'Em Up, to be released during his lifetime. The song features R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, who at the time were best known as the lead singers of Jodeci. It was a double A-side single to "California Love" in the United States, and the song reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 in the UK in 1996.
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. The concert/clean version's third verse completely differs to the version found on the album. The song appears in the 1997 film, Gang Related, which was Tupac's final film performance prior to his death, and also appears in the 2002 film Friday After Next.
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 music ratings (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 adult-material video also features numerous porn stars, including Nina Hartley, Heather Hunter, and Angel Kelly.
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, and fellow group member of Digital Underground Shock G both in the concert and studio segments.
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||19|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||2|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||37|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||3|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||17|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot Rap Singles (Billboard)||1|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Gold||5,000*|
|United States (RIAA)||2× Platinum||2,000,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone