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SD Exclusive: Mobb Deep on Unreleased Songs, Favorites Off New Album, The Future & More

In April, Mobb Deep released what will likely end up one of the best slept-on albums of the year. The Infamous Mobb Deep commemorates their 20th anniversary and marks their first album since 2006. A whole lot has changed in the rap world, but Prodigy and Havoc's chemistry has stayed ...

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SD Exclusive: Kid Ink on Most Expensive Date He's Had & Diving Back Into Producing For Next Album

Kid Ink's career has been a slow burner. Since he made his first steps into the industry, he has built up his name over the course of three mixtapes, various records and a lot of videos before releasing his independent debut album, Up & Away, in June 2012. Touring followed. ...

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SD Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Explains Bigger Than Me Album Title & Creating Love Rihanna

It's been three years since "Drank In My Cup" and Kirko Bangz is finally ready to release his debut album, Bigger Than Me, this June. Many might think he missed his window to capitalize off the success of his earlier singles, but Kirko feels otherwise. "A lot of niggas would've ...

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Access 206: J. Pinder Interview

At some point in an artist's career, he can feel like he only do so much in his city. For J. Pinder, that happened and he ended up moving down to Los Angeles in 2012. A move that might have been criticized a little bit, but has turned out to ...

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Review: Rick Ross - Mastermind

Mastermind, previously slated for release on December 17th, 2013, is in stores this week. It’s Rick Ross’s sixth studio album, and his second in a row to miss a winter release—despite statements over the years by Ross and the MMG twitter account that the Untouchable Maybach Empire does not do ...

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Posts tagged ‘Crooked I’

Crooked I – Shady Dynasty Pt. 2

November 15th, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

Crooked I – Against All Odds

October 17th, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

Video: Crooked I – YODO

July 25th, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

Lex Luthor is one of the most feared DC villains, so a song bearing the title has to leave up to high expectations. The Keyboard Kid-produced Neema record does featuring a few notable Seattle rappers and Crooked I (who is known to smash through microphones in villain fashion). The video was shot at Undercaste Studios […]

Crooked I – C.O.B. Anthem

April 3rd, 2013

Crooked I decided to flip Lil Reese’s “Up” record and with that we get “C.O.B. Anthem”. The West-Coast OG is known for his aggression and lyricism and this remix is no different. We can only hope for a full-length project from the Slaughterhouse emcee to come to fruition, feels like it’s been too long. Hit […]

Following the Superbowl, Crooked I performed at Nectar Lounge in Seattle. One of the highlights was debuting “Apex Predator,” the title track from his upcoming EP set to be released in March. He explains the concept of the EP as “we hunt for opportunities, we killing the competition and my whole family eating.” The beat […]

That pure rap posse cut, yeah, “The Watchmen” is one of those. Featuring four lyrical heavyweights, each one spazzes back to back with no hook to separate the head scratching rhymes. There’s no debate on if it’s worth a listen or not, it is. The debate lies in who had the best verse, and I […]

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