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King Mez Talks About the Perils Of Ghostwriting for Dr. Dre

In the aftermath of Meek Mill‘s recent claims against Drake, there’s been a lot of talk about the proper role of ghostwriters in hip-hop. Thankfully, Raleigh-bred rapper and producer King Mez was happy to speak at length with Pitchfork about writing verses for Dr. Dre on the L.A. mogul’s latest album, Compton.

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The Fall Of ‘The Most Feared Man In Hip-Hop’

On March 20th, inside the high-security wing of Los Angeles’ Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the man once called “the most feared man in hip-hop” is looking more like the 50-year-old with chronic health issues that he is. Suge Knight sits in shackles, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and chunky glasses, his beard flecked with gray, listening impassively. It’s the end of the day’s proceedings, and Judge Ronald S. Coen is announcing the bail for Knight, who is facing charges of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run: “In this court’s opinion, $25 million is reasonable, and it is so set.”

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