“I Am To Compton What BIG Is To Bedstuy…”
Veteran Compton, CA, rapper, Arlandis “B.G. Knocc Out” Hinton, most famously known for his shining vocal assist on the late, great Eazy-E’s controversial ’93 classic entry, “Real Muthaphuckkin’ G’s,” a fierce dis record aimed at, who else, the one and only D-R-E, from E’s multi-platinum It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa EP, is readying the release of his long overdue solo debut, the perfectly coined Eazy-E’s Protégé.
In 1995, B.G.K.O., along with his older sibling, Dresta, dropped their super-solid, yet commercially slept-on premiere collaborative effort, Real Brothas [Outburst/Def Jam Recordings]. Despite a moderate chart performance, the impressive set still managed to spawn a trio of hit offerings; “50: 50 Luv,” “Jealousy” and “D.P.G.: K.”
Sadly, a pair of devastating tragedies; first, their mentor, Eric “Eazy E” Wright’s, sudden untimely demise, followed by B.G.’s own arrest and subsequent ten years long incarceration for attempted murder, ultimately derailed the now mid-thirties word-smith’s music career indefinitely.
While serving out his lengthy prison sentence, B.G. found solace in Allah, even converting to the Islamic religion and permanently changing his government birthright to Al Hasan Naqiyy.
Unfortunately, a parole violation would eventually set him back, albeit temporarily, yet again. However, now with all of that thankfully behind him once and for all, B.G. Knocc Out can finally get back to the integral situation at hand: his music.
The sixteen track opus is being introduced by its hard hitting, thought provoking lead single, “N my Prime,” where Knocc Out angrily proclaims that his friend and musical idol, Eazy-E, in fact did not succumb to complication from the AIDS virus as widely reported, but rather shockingly was a victim of (gasp!) murder. This is must hear material, and only a minimal taste of what all can actually be expected from B.G.’s forthcoming full-length solo body of work…
Eazy-E’s Protégé will be available at all major digital, as well as select retail, outlets on August 23rd 2011…