Al Hassan Naqiyy (born Arlandis Hinton; January 23, 1975), better 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.
Early life and rapping career:
Hinton was born and raised in Compton, California, he and his brother Dresta became Crips gang members. They were affiliated with Nutty Blocc Compton Crips (W/S) set.Eazy-E, rapper from Compton eventually discovered the brothers, met up and recorded songs with them. B.G. Knocc Out (Hinton) and Dresta (Wicker) signed to Ruthless Records with Eazy-E. They both appeared on the Eazy-E's 1993 multi-platinum EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187 Killa on the single "Real Muthaphukkin G's" (which was censored to "Real Compton City G's" in order to garner MTV and radio airplay). The song itself was a response to Dr. Dre's and Snoop Dogg's various diss records towards Eazy-E on The Chronic.
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. The following year in 1996 he appeared on DJ Yella of N.W.A's debut solo album One Mo Nigga Ta Go.
Prison sentence and later career:
Hinton was sentenced to ten to twelve years in prison for gang-related attempted murder in 1998. He converted to Islam in prison and was released in August 2006. He later changed his name to Al Hasan Naqiyy.
On September 2007, his website confirmed reports that he was incarcerated again for parole violation. He was released again in 2009 and released an album called Eazy-E's Protege during the summer of 2011. He then had plans to release an album titled Nutty By Nature sometime in 2012, but was cancelled after becoming religious and starting the Hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and the largest gathering of Muslim people in the world. The title, Nutty By Nature, is a reference to the block he was raised on, Nutty Block in Compton, CA.
Quitting music business:
On November 28, 2012, Al Hasan Naqiyy sent a statement to RuthlessFamily.com saying he was quitting the music business after making Hajj to Mecca, commenting that his upcoming album Nutty By Nature would be his last studio album "till music come back to reality", as he stated on his Twitter account on May 5, 2013.
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