Krazy D: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?

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Now: Krazy D lives in Las Vegas and does real estate appraisals for a living. He's been working on a wide variety of new music but hasn't released anything lately. He also says he's working on a documentary about his time in N.W.A called Ghetto Godz.

People Don't Know: A rap group known as Niggaz With Attitude originally had a Latino member.

Krazy D says the subject of the group's name, and his ethnicity, came up early on, and he had no problem with the name.

"People say that, 'Hey, well, you ain't no nigga' and it's like you don't understand the definition behind N.W.A. It was 'Niggaz with Attitude,' a Nigga is a homie, you know what I mean? So when we came up with that name they were like 'Yo, D, whatcha think?' and I was like 'I don't give a fuck, I'm just as much of a nigga as you motherfuckers.' And I didn't care, it is what it is," he says.

People Don't Know: That "Panic Zone," a song that Krazy D is listed as the first writer on, started out as "Hispanic Zone," he says.

"I basically wrote 'Panic Zone.' 'Panic Zone' wasn't even 'Panic Zone' when I wrote it. I wrote 'Hispanic Zone.' I was doing a song called 'Hispanic Zone' and Dre and I were talking about it and he was like 'Nobody's gonna buy a song called 'Hispanic Zone,'' this and that, and I was like, 'Yeah, well, maybe' and I thought about it and I was like, 'Yeah, that makes sense overall.'"

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Martin Cizmar
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