Krazy D: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?
Suge Knight, a former N.W.A bodyguard went on found Death Row records, where he coerced Eazy E and Jerry Heller into turning over the rights to Dr. Dre, who went on to record the critically-beloved The Chronic. Knight also supposedly dangled Vanilla Ice off a hotel balcony to get him to sign over royalties to "Ice Ice Baby." Eventually, Knight hooked up with Michel'le Toussaint, the mother of Dr. Dre's son Marcel, fathered a daughter by her and then welshed on child support payments, completing the circle of backstabbery.
Long before all that, D found himself on the outs after getting into a fight with Suge.
"Suge and I went toe-to-toe one time... It wasn't much of a fight, it was like a three-hit fight. He hit me and I think I bounced off the floor twice... because of that fight Eazy wanted me to sue him. And I was like 'Naw, fuck that.' Dre talked me out of it. He said 'You don't wanna do that.'"
|Krazy D as he looks today.|
"I got very little money from them, bro. If you add it all up it was very little, probably somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 total. And I feel like Eazy probably thought he could get away with not giving me credit or paying with me because of my connection on the street. I made a lot of money selling dope, and, you know, I'm not proud of that, but I was doing well back then. So it is what it is."
D takes solace in the fact that he's not the only one ignored by history.
"I probably wouldn't be talking to you right now if I was the only one who got fucked over because I would have probably went on a rampage, probably smoked some motherfuckers," he says. "I believe things happen for a reason and I feel like I'm going to have some redemption moment once everything comes out, and I'll feel a lot better."