Johnny "J"
Johnny "J"

Birth name

Johnny Lee Jackson


28 August 1969
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico


Los Angeles, California, United States


3 October 2008 (aged 39)
Los Angeles, California, United States


Hip hop


Record producer, rapper

Years active



Shade Tree (1994)
Solar (1994)

Associated acts

2Pac, Big Syke, Candyman, MC Hammer, Napoleon, Outlawz, Thug Life

Johnny Lee Jackson (28 August 1969 - 3 October 2008), known better by his stage name Johnny "J", was an American record producer and rapper. Jackson was born in Juárez, Mexico, and was raised in South Central Los Angeles. He is best known for his production work on Tupac Shakur's albums All Eyez on Me and Me Against the World, as well as many of Shakur's posthumous albums.

In 2008, Jackson was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and was sentenced to three years in prison. On 3 October 2008, while serving his sentence at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, he allegedly jumped off an upper tier of the prison in an apparent suicide. Jackson was found unconscious minutes later, and was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


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