VIDEO: Crooked I – Sumthin From Nothin

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West Coast lyricist, Crooked I, is back with a new music video for, “Sumthin From Nothin,” which is featured on the Shady rapper’s recent LP, Apex Predator.  The California influenced visual showcases the Long Beach native alongside some classic whips as he performs to the camera with his signature cigar.  Backed by his C.O.B. family, Crooked I spits some witty wordplay over a simplistic instrumental composed of only his beatboxing skills.

VIDEO: Crooked I – Against All Odds

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Long Beach’s Crooked I is back with a new music video for “Against All Odds” which is the latest single featured on the emcee’s new Apex Predator LP.  The visual finds Crooked in the booth as he showcases his lyrical skills over the hypnotizing instrumental.  Watch as the Slaughterhouse member demonstrates why he’s a problem to the rap game and takes the opportunity to call out artists with weak bars.

VIDEO: Crooked I – Nobody Cares ft. Tena Jones

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Rapper Crooked I drops off a new music video with “Nobody Cares” featuring Tena Jones off his recently released Apex Predator LP.  Over slappin’ drums and some fancy guitar work, the Long Beach native drops deep rhymes as he contemplates over child poverty, starvation and coming up out of challenging living circumstances.  Tena Jones takes over on the hook with her soft vocals and heartfelt delivery as Crooked I shows off his lyrical wordplay.

VIDEO: Crooked I Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse, Lyricism, 2Pac + More on C.O.B. Radio

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C.O.B. Radio host Crooked I tackles Kendrick Lamar’s controversial “Control” verse.  After not making the cut onto Big Sean’s upcoming Hall Of Fame LP, the G.O.O.D. Music artist decided to leak the track which features Lamar and Jay Electronica.  After aiming his cross hairs at his peers and proclaiming himself the “King of New York,” the world of Hip Hop has been turned upside down and the Slaughterhouse MC decides to weigh in on the situation.

Crooked I points out that not one rapper who was named directly by Lamar has even responded and explains how the TDE rapper’s verse has ignited an appreciation for lyricism in Hip Hop once again.  As the first rapper to respond to Kendrick, Crooked talks fellow Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz’s lyrical comeback and dispels any rumors that the West Coast doesn’t boast some of the fine lyricists in the rap game.  The Long Beach native also says Tupac was the last true “King of the West” and announces he would like to see Slaughterhouse and TDE combine forces for a powerhouse collaboration.

VIDEO: Crooked I Breaks Down “A Lady Fell In Love” & “Apex Predator” On C.O.B. Radio

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Crooked I is back with part two of his break down for his new Apex Predator LP.  The Skee 24/7 Radio host discusses the concept behind “Lady Fell In Love” and describes the honest track as an audio collage constructed of experiences the Long Beach native has shared with a number of different women in his lifetime.  Next up, Crooked talks his hard-hitting intro track titled “Apex Predator (My Gun Go)” and its powerful message.  The Slaughterhouse MC explains how the track addresses the division of social classes in America and expresses his desire to bring listeners together to stand up and fight for worthy causes such as equality.  Crooked I also shares his interest on-the-air in bringing together independent music label Strange Music and C.O.B. group Horse Shoe Gang for a collaborative project.

Be sure to tune in every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (PST) for C.O.B. Radio which broadcasts live from Hollywood’s Skee Lodge only on Skee 24/7 Radio.

 

VIDEO: Crooked I Breaks Down Tracks From Apex Predator Live On C.O.B. Radio

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Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated Apex Predator LP, Crooked I grabs the mic along with co-host Somayeh and breaks down a few stand out tracks off the project.  The Long Beach native gives insight behind the creative inspiration for “YODO” which serves a cautionary tale for the younger generation to always be aware of their surroundings.  Next, Crooked talks “No Sleep Gang” which is the new banger and anthem for every go-getter and dream chaser.

The Slaughterhouse MC also takes the time to give his thoughts on the lack of authentic and talented artists currently plaguing Hip Hop but reassures listeners he holds the cure with Apex Predator.  Before heading out, Crooked I gives details behind the unorthodox making of “Sumthin From Nuthin” which showcases the rapper creating a completely original song with nothing but a water bottle, some beat boxing skills, a pen, his finger and vocals.  Be sure to tune into C.O.B. Radio every Wednesday broadcasted live from the Skee Lodge from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. only at Skee247.com internet radio.