Final week, Snoop Dogg introduced again your complete Dying Row catalog to streaming providers, which included classics corresponding to Doggystyle, All Eyez on Me, The Power and extra. On Friday (March 10), former Dying Row artist KXNG Crooked claimed on social media that he’s nonetheless owed “six figures” for one of many label’s previous releases.
Based on Crooked, his frustrations stem from his contributions to the 2003 comedy-laden documentary Dysfunktional Household starring Eddie Griffin. The 17-track soundtrack featured Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Ashanti and extra. “I see the DysFunktional Household soundtrack I’m owed six figures for hmmm,” Crooked claimed on Twitter whereas retweeting Snoop’s authentic tweet that included photographs of earlier Dying Row releases, together with the soundtrack.
Billboard has reached out to Snoop Dogg, Dying Row and Gamma — who Snoop sold a stake of the label’s catalog to in December — for remark.
Previously named Crooked I, the West Coast MC signed to Dying Row within the ’90s below the tutelage of Suge Knight. His options from Dysfunktional Household span from “We Ballin’” and “Get Off Tha Block.”
In a 2012 interview with AllHipHop, Crooked mirrored on the full-length venture and his previous contributions. “I used to be watching [Eddie Griffin’s] Dysfunktional Household the opposite day, and I had 9 songs on that soundtrack,” he stated. “It took me again listening to these previous songs once more. That was like in 2003. However I’m seeking to the longer term.”
He later touched on why he in the end parted from the label. “There is no such thing as a actual Dying Row Data anymore. As soon as Suge was faraway from the image, there was no Dying Row. You may’t be Dying Row with out Suge,” he stated. “My phrases have been to have me do a model new album for a $1 million. They gave me the run round, and I advised them I used to be cool.”
Although Crooked formally left the label in 2004, he expressed pleasure for Snoop’s acquisition on Twitter, saying, “I’m glad Snoop owns DR! If there’s a dialog [to] be had about my previous music, I’d a lot fairly have it with him!”
Try Crooked’s tweets beneath.