Tupac Month: Rappers Speak on the Nicknames Tupac Gave Them

Hussein Fatal
Basically he [Tupac] wanted everybody to have a name of all of them dictators that America didn’t like and shit. That was basically how he came up with the names. My shit definitely fit. I couldn’t have thought of a better name. At that time he [Saddam Hussein] was on top of the world as far as being bold and all this wild shit he was on. I thought my name fit. It definitely wasn’t a problem. When I got with ‘Pac I already came from a place where I already felt like I was the Saddam Hussein of that place. So it was like, when I got over there and picking all the dictator names and Fatal Hussein came up for me I ain’t say shit. I welcomed that name with open arms ‘cause that’s the type of shit I was on back then. I was on some Saddam Hussein shit, terrorizing the hood basically.


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  • Rick D

    what about Young Ritzy???? AKA Gonzoe?


  • Apallo13

    XXL should be pumping this information about Makaveli giving everybody their names. There should be a video with explanations from all the artists. Pac was on some other stuff. It speaks volumes that some of the same people 2pac picked as aliases for his crew are dead now (Saddam) or being ousted (Khadafi). Thats what happens when your on a hitlist. OUTLAW!!!