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B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta

Location:Compton, CA
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Dresta, also known as Dresta The Gangsta, was born Andre Wicker on April 18, 1971, in Compton, California. His brother Arlandis Hinton, known as B.G. Knocc Out, was born on January 23, 1975. The two brothers first gained attention in 1993 when they collaborated with Eazy-E on the song "Real Compton City G'z". Growing up in Compton without a father figure, B.G. Knocc Out's upbringing was taken care of by Dresta's mother and older brother. They both experienced the tough environment of Compton, known for its gangs and harsh police presence.

Due to the lack of guidance, B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta joined the Crips gang, specifically the Nutty Blocc Compton Crips. This led to their older brother serving five years in prison. With no father figure around, B.G. Knocc Out had to step up as the head of the family and take care of his younger siblings. During his time in prison, Dresta turned to writing poetry, and B.G. Knocc Out also started writing songs. Their strong bond as brothers remained intact throughout these challenging times.

After Dresta's release from prison, B.G. Knocc Out's talent on the microphone helped them secure a deal with Toenail Records in 1993. They later teamed up with their friend Eazy-E, which resulted in the recording of the single "Real Muthaphukkin' G's" for Eazy-E's album "It's On (Dre) 187um Killa". The album achieved double platinum status, providing B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta the opportunity to work on their debut album, "Real Brothas".

Tragically, in 1995, Eazy-E passed away, which prevented the release of B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta's debut album on Eazy-E's Ruthless Records label. Eventually, they released the album on Outburst Records. Unfortunately, due to the lack of promotion, the album's sales were not very successful. The track "D.P.G./K" expressed their disrespect toward the artists of Death Row Records, including Tha Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, and Warren G.

In 1996, B.G. and Dresta were featured on DJ Yella's album "Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin' Compton". B.G. also collaborated with several other artists, including solo work from Flesh-N-Bone.

However, things took a turn for the worse in 1998 when B.G. Knocc Out was found guilty of involvement in a shooting linked to the Crips gang. He received a 10-year prison sentence, which was later reduced. In 1999, while in prison, B.G. converted to Islam and changed his name to Al Hasan Naqiyy.

On August 22, 2006, B.G. Knocc Out was released from prison. Following his release, he, Dresta, and King Tee collaborated on the song "Tha Crown". They also featured on Lil Eazy-E's mixtape, "The Rebirth Of Gangsta Rap", on the track "Gangsta Movement".