Joe Budden and Slaughterhouse fam Crooked I getin their feelings for the latest leak off Some Love Lost (November 4). Budden handles his business, but Crooked I’s narrative on his Faustian sacrifice in the music business takes center stage.
Posts Tagged ‘Crooked I’
Tags: 2014, Crooked I, Joe Budden, Slaughterhouse, Some Love Lost
Tags: 2014, Crooked I, House Rules, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, mixtape, Royce da 5'9, Shady, Slaughterhouse, stream, tracklist
Bars! While fans await Slaughterhouse’s Just Blaze-produced third album, the lyrical foursome dropped a mixtape today out of nowhere. At a compact 10 songs, House Rules is still strong enough to pass as a retail album (and definitely better than their sophomore offering). Check the stream below and if you’re feeling it, download HERE.
Tags: Crooked I, entertainment, Joell Ortiz, Just Blaze, music, Royce da 5'9, Shady Records, Slaughterhouse, Tony Touch
Wondering if Just Blaze executive-producing Slaughterhouse’s next album is a good idea? You can get your first impressions via this freestyle-themed joint off Tony Touch’s just-released The Piecemaker 3: Return of the 50 MCs. This probably won’t blow you away, but Blaze’s production has that extra thump in yhe bass lines that should be perfect for the group’s hard punchlines and flows. The Piecemaker 3 can be purchased HERE.
Tags: 1982, Crooked I, Freddie Gibbs
Some lineups you know from jump you’re going to get quality verses. The premise here is surviving the pitfalls of the rap game. Termanology focuses on metaphorically slaying emcees while Gibbs and Crooked juxtapose their perspectives against the dangers of the street. And of course, Statik Selektah’s piano-based sample sprinkled with squealing guitar chords in the chorus provides a nice backdrop. 1982’s sophomore album 2012 drops on May 22.
1982 X FREDDIE GIBBS X CROOKED I “MAKE IT OUT ALIVE”
Tags: 2011, Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5'9, Shady, Slaughterhouse
“This is ain’t even a group/ Just one real nigga multiplied”
A Biggie vocal sample is always a win. Slaughterhouse is wisely continuing the wave from that Shady Cypher at the BET Hip-Hop Awards by debuting a new track earlier tonight on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show. Budden’s verse will probably catch your ear on the first few listens.
SLAUGHTERHOUSE “THE ILLEST”
Tags: Copywrite, Crooked I, The Life and Times of Peter Nelson
“And I don’t chuckle at the end of the punchline/ I punch you at the end of the punchline/ Fuck you!”
The above quote is all you need to read to get an idea of the lyrical abrasiveness on this remix to “Crooked Cop.” Copywrite has good energy here; you can feel his disgust at mainstream (read: radio) rappers that are lazy with the bars and focus on their “swag.” The bassline thump of Surock’s production will remind you of some of Dr. Dre’s Aftermath work, so Crooked has no issues nimbly flowing over a West Coast themed beat. There’s only one verse each, so this comes off more like a freestyle than an actual full-fledged remix or sequel. Still, it’s a decent joint that’ll fit in good on a mix CD. Copywrite’s latest album, The Life and Times of Peter Nelson, is available now through Man Bites Dog Records.
COPYWRITE X CROOKED I “CROOKED COP, PART 2”
Tags: Crooked I, Funkmaster Flex, Sway & Tech, Tupac, Tupac Shakur
West Coast emcee Crooked I has requested an appearance on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show to discuss famous dj’s disparaing remarks on Tupac Shakur’s legacy.
Outside of the Outlawz, who are from New Jersey, there hasn’t been much public backlash from artists over Funkmaster Flex’s negative comments.
Crooked I, a Long Beach, California native, expressed disbelief that Flex, who revolutionized the power of the DJ in Hip-Hop, would publicly air such venomous words about a deceased legend.
“It’s straight up disrespect,” Crooked explained. “A man is in his grave. His mother is active in Hip-Hop, she don’t want to hear nobody speaking on her son like that. Especially over things that happened years ago…I couldn’t believe someone as powerful as Flex would speak on Tupac like that in the public.”
Crooked I’s entire Wake Up Show Radio interview is available below three parts, courtesy of the show’s MediaFire Page. The station also airs portions of Tupac’s famous interview with Sway four months before his death.
PART 1 INTERVIEW
PART 2 INTERVIEW
PART 3 INTERVIEW