Crooked I returns tonight with a sequel to ‘Shady Dynasty,’ a series that started on Wednesday. The joint runs a mere two-minutes, but the LA native still manages to cover a whole lot of ground on this one., “Remember, it’s always someone better than you, and you better believe that somebody is me.” Check out ‘Shady Dynasty Pt. 2′ above. Previously: Crooked I – Beautiful Murderer Follow @Yancymckiddy
A couple cyphers, and a few features knocked down this year, but Crooked I realizes what many other emcees don’t; never get comfortable. With that being said, the Los Angeles native liberates another brand new King Dave produced-joint titled ‘Beautiful Murder.’ Despite running a mere three-minutes, Crooked still manages to warn the rap game that the throne is his for the taking. Give it a listen below. Previously: Video: Eminem x Slaughterhouse – The Backroom Freestyle Follow @Yancymckiddy
Crooked I destroyed his BET Cypher Tuesday, and he does the same exact thing on this brand new Snaz produced-joint entitled “Against All Odds.” Crooked offers up an interesting perspective on the state of mainstream hip-hop by contrasting it to the golden age, “how did we end up here?” Check it out above. Previously: Album stream: Crooked I – Apex Predator Follow @Yancymckiddy
Crooked I is one of the game’s most sharp lyricists. In between working on Slaughterhouse’s upcoming third album, Apex Predator was born. The 10-track album finds growth in a sense that this doesn’t sound like a retail mixtape at all. There’s the street side (“YODO”), the more mainstream appeal (“Vegas On Biz”), the insane lyrical killing sprees (“Crook N Porter,” “Let Me Get It”) and more. You can stream and purchase it below. Also, the video for “Crook N Porter” is underneath the stream.
If Drake’s “The Motto,” which spawned the YOLO phrase, was for the party scene, then Crooked I’s “YODO” is meant for the streets and real life side of things. “You Only Die Once” is the intro track off Apex Predator that sees Crooked providing useful insight into this one and only life we get. Live your life but don’t get popped trying to do what you shouldn’t. Directed by Postas. Previously: French Montana Ft. Problem, Crooked I, Dizzy Wright & Game – Ain’t Worried About Nothin’ (Remix) Follow @SermonsDomain
French Montana is an artist who needs to utilize the remix to his full advantage. Linking up with DJ Skee, he creates an all West-Coast remix for “Ain’t Worried About Nothin’.” The right line-up can turn an average song into a banger, and these four artists certainly made sure that happened. Who had the best verse, though? Excuse My French is in stores now. French Montana Ft. Problem, Crooked I, Dizzy Wright & Game – Ain’t Worried About Nothin’ (Remix) Previously: King Louie Ft. Yo Gotti & French Montana – Money Dance (Remix) Follow @SermonsDomain