Since 1990 West Coast legend CPO Boss Hogg has been captivating fans of west coast hip-hop once he stepped on the scene with his crew, the Capital Punishment Organization.
Discovered and introduced by MC Ren, CPO Boss Hogg, aka Lil’ Nation, made his extraordinary debut when the video to “Ballad Of A Menace” was released, and featured all the members of N.W.A. — Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and MC Ren.
On the heels of C.P.O.’s To Hell And Black debut album, Boss Hogg landed a guest appearance as “Mr. Big Draws” on N.W.A.’s “Findum, Fuck’em, and Flee” off the Efil4zaggin album.
From there, CPO would continue to make appearances on a host of classic west coast albums in the 90’s including the Above The Rim (“Just So Ya No”) and Murder Was The Case (“The Eulogy”) soundtracks, as well popping up to steal the show on 2Pac’s 9-times platinum All Eyez On Me (“Picture Me Rollin”). In the early 2000’s Boss Hogg steadily linked up with some of the west’s finest when he showed up alongside Tha Eastsidaz, Xzibit and Kurupt for “The Big Bang Theory”, he popped in for 2 cuts for Warren G’s Return Of The Regulator (“They Lovin’ Me Now”, “It Ain’t Nothing Wrong With You”), and put one down for Snoop Dogg’s Bones soundtrack with “This Is My Life”.
Having remained a topic of conversation over the years, many fans wondered what became of him, until news surfaced in 2010 that CPO Boss Hogg had suffered an apparent heart attack. After 3 years of little to no news of the tragic event, CPO Boss Hogg fell into relative obscurity — until now.
Dubcnn recently caught up with the seldom seen CPO Boss Hogg for an exclusive, in-depth interview. In Part 1 of the conversation with the Boss Hogg, they discuss what happened during that scare in 2010 and what he’s been doing since, get the details on his upcoming album I Boss, talk about his early career and being discovered by MC Ren, and more!
In Part 2 they wrap up their conversation with CPO Boss Hogg by reminiscing on working with and being associated with N.W.A., getting the details on his work with Death Row Records, getting the story on his classic appearance on 2Pac’s “Picture Me Rollin” song, and much more!