"Bitch Betta Have My Money" → AMG (1991)
“I had no idea this song was going to become so controversial. We were just sampling beats that we liked. AMG always had the pimping thing while I had the ladies man mentality. I don’t even know how I ended up with AMG. I was chilling with this guy named Greedy Greg, who I wanted to be my manager because he had my beat interests at heart. And Greg’s roommate was AMG. So I started taking my drum sounds down to Greedy Greg’s house and AMG started going through them, and to me that was stealing. I was sharing drum sounds back then with Battlecat and a lot of unknown DJ’s. And I was making my way through the L.A. circuit with Uncle Jam’s Army. But AMG started making beats with my drum sounds and that’s how ‘Bitch Betta Have My Money’ came about. Primarily, AMG made that beat, but he had to give me some of the production credit. But I like the beat to this day. That’s the only reason I let him use my kick and snare. It was funky.
During this time gangsta rap was taking a lot of hits from the politicians. We were on the frontlines [in terms of free speech]. I’m just glad all that drama kind of died down. Ironically, I didn’t know I would have so many daughters—I have two. This has obviously affected me because I don’t think I would want to play a song like ‘Bitch Betta Have My Money’ for my daughters [laughs]. I think that was a curse on me for making some of those records. God did that to me. He gave me girls [laughs].”