KXNG Crooked Says Death Row Records Owe Him At Least “Six Figures”

KXNG Crooked alleged that Death Row Records still owed him a lot of money, following news that the label’s catalog had been added to streaming services.

On Saturday, March 11, the Long Beach MC took to Twitter to quote a tweet from Snoop Dogg celebrating Death Row music hitting streaming services.

Snoop’s post contained a preview of the label’s entire catalog on Apple Music. “We’re live @deathrowmusic on @AppleMusic,” Tha Doggfather wrote in the post’s caption.

“I see the dysfunctional family soundtrack I owe six figures for hmmm,” Crook replied, regarding the soundtrack album he worked on for comedian Eddie Griffin’s 2003 stand-up special of the same name.

Fans immediately posed questions to the rapper, such as one person asking Crook under another post if he ever regretted signing with the label under his infamous former boss Suge Knight. “No, not really,” he replied.

Crook also clarified that he has no intention of returning to his old label as he “has too many demands” and thinks “they’re going to laugh at him”.

However, the 46-year-old rapper noted that since Snoop was the new boss of Death Row, he would have no problem chatting with the doggy style rapper about his old music.

“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! he tweeted.

Snoop acquired the Death Row brand last February from MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music), which is controlled by private equity funds managed by leading global investment firm Blackstone.

Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, toy company Hasbro bought MNRK Music Group in 2019 for $4 billion and inadvertently became the new owners of Death Row. In April 2021, Hasbro announced that it had sold MNRK Music Group to Blackstone for $385 million in cash.

Whether it’s money he should have or standing up for the younger generation of rappers, KXNG Crooked has no problem talking about how he feels. Most recently, the rapper posed a serious question to his former Slaughterhouse bandmate Joe Budden in an effort to find out why his recent tirade called for Logic’s retirement.

On Friday, March 10, Crook took to social media to find out why Logic’s music hit such a nerve with the media personality.

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“Why does this guy hate Logic’s music so much?” Serious question,” he asked Budden before admitting there are a handful of rappers he’d like to see throw in the towel long before the Maryland rhymer.

Crook continued, “It’s some rappers I wish I retired waaaaaayyy before Logic.”

The investigation follows the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcastin which Budden begged the Maryland rapper to “never go near a recording device again” after his sing-song cover of Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day.”

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