Tupac Month: Rappers Speak on the Nicknames Tupac Gave Them
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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