Deep Into the Night with Kurupt and DJ Nik Bean: We Go to Hooters, Among Other Places
1:41 AM: The entire posse is trying to enter through one door. The back entrance connects to the stage, and too many people try to occupy the same space. There is a man with a face tattoo who almost runs me over.
1:44 AM: We head inside to watch the show. There are almost as many people on stage as there are in the crowd. Still, the crowd is packed tightly. Some dude named Taz gets on stage and says, "Hi, I'm an alcoholic. I'm drunk as this motherfucker [points to rapper Tash from Tha Alkaholiks]."
1:46 AM: Dr. Dre's son Curtis Young aka Hood Surgeon is on stage. An MC is screaming about getting everyone off the stage. It's extremely annoying. Everyone is drunk and/or high and not moving.
1:51 AM: Kurupt finally comes toward the front of the stage with his brother, Philadelphia rapper Roscoe. He starts off his set with a tribute to Nate Dogg. Everyone is throwing up their West Coast signs and waving their hands.
1:55 AM: Kurupt smokes a huge blunt on stage.
1:58 AM: Kurupt raps to Dr. Dre's "Xxplosive" and Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate." I can see the naked girl's entire ass shaking very fast.
2:26 AM: "I'm gonna come down and smoke with you," announces Kurupt to the crowd. He bobs his head up and down. He starts freestyling. It's fucking great.
3:10 AM: Kurupt hugs me goodbye before he leaves. He tells me that he's going to write a book about his life.
3:15 AM: Nik and I head over to Denny's, which is about five minutes away.
3:18 AM: It's packed as shit inside. We wait about 25 minutes for a table.
3:20 AM: I ask DJ Nik if he's ever been to jail. He tells me some crazy story about being arrested for having weed and a baseball bat in the backseat of his car about six years ago. The cops claimed he was in possession of a deadly weapon. He used to sell weed back in the day, but he doesn't anymore.
3:41 AM: It seriously looks like a Hot Topic convention to my left. Some dude with five rings in his lip and blood tattoos coming down his neck is among a clan of ugly women wearing slutty, all-black clothes.
3:50 AM: We talk about how the club is a place where you go to get laid. DJ Nik tells me that a lot of ladies try to take him home when he's in the booth. He likes younger women.
4:06 AM: We talk about how pimps make good money. I don't understand why prostitutes can't keep the money they make.
4:10 AM: We conclude that stripping might be more profitable.
See also: Doing Drugs, Lots of Drugs, With Myka 9