Album: All Eyez On Me

In a lot of ways, “How Do U Want It” was the icing on the cake of 2pac’s early-1996 success. As the third single from All Eyez On Me, the song followed the chart-topping reign of “California Love” with its own No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only is Pac at his raunchy best, but he also recruits Jodeci singers K-Ci and JoJo for a dynamite hook. He even has the balls to call out Bill Clinton and Bob Dole for being “too old to understand the way the game is told/You’re lame so I gotta hit you with the hot facts.” Not only was the song a commercial success, but it nabbed the California legend one of his final three Grammy nominations before his murder, competing against its own A-Side “California Love” in the Best Rap Duo or Group category. “How Do U Want It” stands up (in a stacked catalog) as one of 2pac’s best. —Chris Mench