Dre and [Snoop] Dogg taught me how to make records. It took away from making records, because I was in a confused place with the transition between being a man, being the artist and being the father—the whole ball of wax. Money and power can be a poison or it can make you as a person. Nobody can touch you, and the next thing you know you feel that you’ll be able to do this forever, and you take that hiatus. You got these records where you’ll see we’re trying to get our rhythm back.
DX: It’s interesting to hear you describe how you felt after getting acknowledgement and recognition. The majority of youngsters break something, and you lose your mind with all that power and money.
Dre leave Death Row, and how a rumored hook up between Death Row artists may have led to the label’s demise.
DX: You said West Coast with a Down South boom; is that the first time you’ve done that on an album before?
For most fans, a formal introduction to Kurupt came along with khakis, Nike Cortez sneakers and all the classic memories of Death Row during the label’s peak in the ‘90s. Whether it was a confrontation with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX and Foxy Brown or his former label mates Snoop Dogg and Daz, loyalty is the common thread between both some of his most heated battles and their ensuing reconciliations. I always thought that album was dope, because you were coming from a different perspective on it. When we made that record, we were more or less trying to find our new selves. DX: I saw you at the adidas Originals joint with Snoop.
He recently gave an update on the project and revealed that he is facing a publishing dispute over music.
Dillinger revealed to TMZ that the film has been delayed due to financial demands from record companies.