Final week, Snoop Dogg introduced again your complete Dying Row catalog to streaming companies, which included classics equivalent to Doggystyle, All Eyez on Me, The Persistent 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.
In accordance with 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 Family soundtrack I’m owed six figures for hmmm,” Crooked claimed on Twitter whereas retweeting Snoop’s authentic tweet that included photos of earlier Dying Row releases, together with the soundtrack.
Billboard has reached out to Snoop Dogg, Dying Row and Gamma — who Snoop bought 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 mission and his previous contributions. “I was watching [Eddie Griffin’s] Dysfunktional Family the other day, and I had nine songs on that soundtrack,” he stated. “It took me back listening to those old songs again. That was like in 2003. But I’m looking to the future.”
He later touched on why he finally parted from the label. “There is no real Death Row Records anymore. Once Suge was removed from the picture, there was no Death Row. You can’t be Death Row without Suge,” he stated. “My terms were to have me do a brand new album for a $1 million. They gave me the run around, and I told them I was 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 conversation [to] be had about my old music, I’d much rather have it with him!”
Take a look at Crooked’s tweets under.