Tweedy Bird Loc
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Birth name

Richard Johnson


(1967-08-04)August 4, 1967


Compton, California, U.S.


April 3, 2020(2020-04-03) (aged 52)


Hip hop, gangsta rap



Years active



Par (1992-1993)
Dangerous/Pump/Warlock (1994)

Associated acts

Bloods & Crips, Fo' Clips Eclipse, Ronnie M. Phillips, Redrum 781, Young Soldierz

Richard Johnson (August 4, 1967 - April 3, 2020), better known by his stage name Tweedy Bird Loc, was an American rapper from Compton, California. Johnson and producer Ronnie M. Phillips organized the hip hop project Bloods & Crips, a collaboration between Bloods and Crips gang members. He was a member of the Kelly Park Compton Crips set.

Johnson was a childhood friend of Eazy-E as the two grew up in the same neighborhood. After Eazy-E had rose to success as the founder of Ruthless Records, Johnson sent him some demos with the hope of receiving a record deal. Instead, Eazy-E declined to sign him. Johnson dedicated a diss track to Eazy-E on each of his two albums, as well as dissing his associates and record label signees MC Ren, Kokane and H.W.A.. Johnson's albums were notable for their vast array of diss targets, such as KRS-One, Tim Dog, Luther Campbell, and Queen Latifah.

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