During an appearance on Home Grown Radio, Long Beach, California rapper KXNG Crooked spoke on a variety of topics including his first encounter with Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight’s reaction to him signing with Eminem’s Shady Records.
In regards to meeting Tupac, Crooked says he was in a recording studio Pac was working at when he met the late rapper. Minutes before meeting Tupac in the studio, the Slaughterhouse rapper revealed that he met Suge Knight for the first time and also saw the Outlawz.
He explained that he was excited upon seeing both Suge and the Outlawz, but was elated upon discovering Tupac in the studio with Snoop Dogg.
“I’m a Pac fan too,” KXNG Crooked said. “I think he’s the greatest of all time…We pull up. I didn’t know what to expect. I was going to check out a Snoop session. When we walked in—I got this homeboy, he real—like he could bench 500-600 pounds. One of them big, swole niggas…He was walking through the door and then all of a sudden Suge was walking through the door. And this my first time ever seeing Suge. I was young. So, they couldn’t fit through the door together. And they kinda had like a slow motion mean mug…We was like ‘That’s Suge, nigga.’ So, we kept walking and I seen the Outlawz. And I was like ‘Oh shit, this nigga Makaveli might be in here.’ Man, I turned that corner and I walked in and I see Dogg. ‘Snoop, what’s up?’ Boom boom boom. And I see a nigga standing at the boards just shaking his head. I said ‘God dammit, that’s Tupac right there. That’s the G.O.A.T., nigga.’ So, I just walked up and started talking to him.”
KXNG Crooked, who was previously signed to Death Row Records, also spoke on Suge Knight’s reaction to his Slaughterhouse deal with Shady Records. He revealed that one day he received a call from Suge who informed him, “I’m glad you with the white boy.”
Crooked later explained that his decision to stay out of any beefs those at Death Row Records had may have been the reason why he’s now signed to Shady Records.
“And this is why I salute Suge,” he said. “Cause I always stayed myself. A lot of people changed up around him. They felt that they had to be a certain person because he was who he was. And I always stayed myself, so I think that’s the reason why I’m on Shady. Because there’s times where I could have threw out a lot of diss records towards Em. A lot of diss records towards Dre. But I told Suge that ain’t what I’m trying to do. I think Dre is the G.O.A.T. of all producers. I think Em is amazing and I don’t think people need another robot just picking up the beef where it left off. We need a brand new start over here and he respected that. And that’s probably why I’m on Shady now. Cause I could have burnt that bridge.”
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