Tweedy Bird Loc
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 By. Eazy-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.