Tweedy Bird Loc

Tweedy Bird Loc

Biography

Richard Johnson (born August 4, 1967), better known by his stage name Tweedy Bird Loc, is an American rapper from Compton, California. Tweedy and producer Ronnie Phillips organized hip hop project Bloods & Crips, collaboration between Bloods and Crips members. He is a Crip himself in the same gang as gangsta rapper pioneer Eazy-E associated with the Kelly Park Compton Crip set. Tweedy had beef with Eazy E because Eazy wouldn't sign him to Ruthless Records. Tweedy Bird Loc is currently working with Eazy's son, Lil Eazy E. In 1995 Shortly before Eazy's death, Tweedy Bird Loc made peace with him.

Tweedy Bird Loc, with the help of Ronnie Phillips, began recording his solo debut album 187 Ride By in 1992. He was still beefing with Eazy-E at the time; when Tweedy Bird Loc overheard Eazy on an interview saying that he won't sign Tweedy Bird Loc to Ruthless, Tweedy felt very disrespected so he and his fellow rappers Big D Mark, Nini X and Notorious Joe wrote a vicious diss track aimed at Eazy and his manager Jerry Heller, and his protegee Kokane titled "Hoe is a Bitch" in which he attacks and criticizes Eazy of selling out, being too misogynistic towards women, and from Tweed's point of view, brown-nosing off of his manager Jerry Heller for fame. "Hoe is a Bitch" would eventually be recorded on 187 Ride ByEazy-E never responded to the track. Tweedy Bird Loc also aggressively insults the all female hip hop group H.W.A. who were in cahoots with Eazy at the time. Kokane and H.W.A. never responded to the track either.

Tweedy Bird Loc started working on his second and last solo album so far, No Holds Barred in 1994, The album spawned his new single "Walk That Walk", This album had more commercial success than his previous '187 Ride By' album. Tweedy also had a television interview live from Compton. Tweedy released another diss targeted at Ruthless Records and Eazy-E from No Holds Barred entitled "Y'all Can't Fucc With Us". He also disses MC Ren on the track. A video was also made for this track. Eazy responded with a diss aimed at Tweedy and many other of his rivals called "Ole School Shit" where he claims that he always had more success in the hip hop industry than Tweedy ever had. MC Ren responded with a diss called "One False Move" from his solo debut Shock of the Hour.

Tweedy Bird Loc is currently working with Eazy-E's son, Lil Eazy E. It is unknown whether Tweedy Bird Loc will release another studio album.

Discography

Tweedy Bird Loc - 187 Ride By

Tweedy Bird Loc - 187 Ride By

Par Records 1992
Tweedy Bird Loc - No Holds Barred

Tweedy Bird Loc - No Holds Barred

Dangerous Records, Pump Records, Warlock Records 1994

Guest Appearances

Young Soldierz - Young Soldierz
  • East Side, West Side

Young Soldierz - Young Soldierz

Dangerous Records, Pump Records, Warlock Records 1993
Nini X - She's Dangerous
  • F-ck Luke

Nini X - She's Dangerous

Dangerous Records, Pump Records, Warlock Records 1994
Bloody Mary - Day Of Resurrection

Bloody Mary - Day Of Resurrection

Dangerous Records 2002

Production

Young Soldierz - Young Soldierz
  • In The Mornin' Man

Young Soldierz - Young Soldierz

Dangerous Records, Pump Records, Warlock Records 1993
Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax 2...The Saga Continues
  • Crip 4 Life

Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax 2...The Saga Continues

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1994
Tweedy Bird Loc - No Holds Barred
  • Y'all Can't Fucc With Us

Tweedy Bird Loc - No Holds Barred

Dangerous Records, Pump Records, Warlock Records 1994
Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz
  • Throw The C's In The Air

Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1995
Fo' Clips Eclipse - Just Be Thankful
  • Be Thankful

Fo' Clips Eclipse - Just Be Thankful

Dangerous Records 1995
Bloods - Damu Ridas
  • Damu Ride

Bloods - Damu Ridas

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1995
Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits
  • C-Alright

Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits

Dangerous Records 1996
Bloods - Bang'n On Wax: The Best Of The Damu's
  • Damu Ride

Bloods - Bang'n On Wax: The Best Of The Damu's

Dangerous Records 1997
Bloods - Damu Ridas II How Deep Is Your Hood

Bloods - Damu Ridas II: How Deep Is Your Hood

Dangerous Records, Warlock Records 1999
Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz II Betrayed (Can't Trust Nobody)

Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz II Betrayed (Can't Trust Nobody)

Dangerous Records, Warlock Records 1999
Ronnie Ron - The Best Of Ronnie Ron: Gangsta-Lation Album
  • Payback

Ronnie Ron - The Best Of Ronnie Ron: Gangsta-Lation Album

Dangerous Records 1999
Bloody Mary - Day Of Resurrection

Bloody Mary - Day Of Resurrection

Dangerous Records 2002