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King Tee Details Being in Shootouts at 15, Not Joining Crips

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West Coast rapper King Tee spoke exclusively with VladTV about his come-up in the hip-hop world, getting active in the Compton streets, not being affiliated with gangs, and more. During the beginning of the conversation King Tee spoke extensively about getting his start in hip-hop after linking up with Grammy Award-winning artist DJ Bobcat, DJ Pooh, and Uncle Jamm's Army. Around this time, King Tee started flexing his skills on the mic after explaining that "there were too many DJs in the crew," which also led to DJ Pooh giving him the name "King Tee. The conversation then started focusing on King Tee's time in Compton and being active in the street life, but not affiliated with any gangs. When asked about not being official with the Nutty Blocc Crips, which is where he lived, King Tee explained that he was always more focused on music and going to a party than the street life. However, the "Dippin'" rapper told us that he did his fair share of running with his gang friends, stealing cars, being involved in shootouts, and much more. It was during his time in Compton that a 17-year-old King Tee released his debut album, "Act a Fool," which was a huge success. When speaking about the attention he got after the album's release, King Tee admitted that he wishes he would've respected the attention he was receiving back then, adding that "it came too fast. To hear more of what King Tee had to say during our interview, including whether he considers his music to be gangster rap.

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    by MASTALOCK 8 months ago
    My cousin Ricky Love (Ricago Love) aka Mr. 40 oz use to kick it with King Tee and Prince Whipper Whip 1986 or 87 when he was living in LA , remember him telling Ricky and I he was making a record. We kicked it with him and the Rhyme Syndicate crew in 1989,90, 91. Ricky and I had our rap group then called The L.A. Bad Boys Ricky was Mr. 40 oz and I went by 2 names M.C. BabyBoy and Mastalock.
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