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B.G. Knocc Out
Birth name Arlandis Hinton
Origin Compton, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1993-present
Labels Def Jam/Outburst
Associated acts Dresta, Eazy-E
Website bgknoccout.com

Al Hasan Naqiyy (born Arlandis Hinton)[1], best known by his stage name B.G. Knocc Out, is an American rapper known for collaborating with Eazy-E on the 1993 single "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". He is also the younger brother of rapper Dresta, who also collaborated in the song.

Biography Edit

Early life and music career Edit

Arlandis Hinton was born and raised in Compton.[2] Like his brother Andre Wicker, he became a Crips gang member, associated with Nutty Blocc Compton Crips set.[3] Hinton stayed in close contact with Wicker, who send him written lyrics while he was in California Youth Authority.[2] Wicker had reputation of rapping and Eazy-E, famous rapper from Compton, eventually discovered the brothers, met up and recorded songs with them.[4] Andre Wicker began rapping as Dresta and Hinton rapped as B.G. Knocc Out.

With Dresta, B.G. Knocc Out appeared on the Eazy-E's 1993 multi-platinum EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa on the single "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" (which was censored to "Real Compton City G's" in order to garner MTV and radio airplay), taking shots at Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg after they had dissed Eazy-E on several songs on The Chronic.

After Eazy-E's death in 1995, B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta released their debut album Real Brothas, which remains their only album to date. At end of the same year, they made three guest appearances in Eazy-E's posthumous album Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton.

Prison sentence and later career Edit

B.G. Knocc Out was sentenced to ten years in prison for gang-related attempted murder in 1998. During the incarceration he converted to Islam and was released in August 2006.[4]

After the release he recorded songs and made amends with his former rivals Tha Dogg Pound. B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta were featured on their album Dogg Chit.

On September 2007 his website confirmed reports that he was incarcerated again for parole violation and released a statement by his wife in which she states that he has been wrongfully charged and arrested on false allegations.[5] He was subsequently released.

Discography Edit

Albums Edit

Album information
Real Brothas
  • Released: August 15, 1995
  • Label: Def Jam, Outburst Records
  • Singles: "50/50 Luv", "Jealousy", "D.P.G./K"

References Edit

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  2. 2.0 2.1 BG Knocc Out & Dresta Rap Pages. Retrieved on 2009-07-27
  3. "Crips" (PDF). Gang Resistance Education And Training. http://www.greatonline.org/Conference/PDF/Cuthbertson_Media_Violence.pdf. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 B.G. Knocc Out Interview (HTML) Dubcnn. Retrieved on 2008-10-12
  5. "BGKO Faces Jail Time; Dre'sta Prepares New Album". Dubcnn. 2007-09-23. http://www.dubcnn.com/arc8-2007.html. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 

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