VIDEO: Crooked I Presents COB Cypher 2013

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Crooked I and company release their annual cypher and showcase the talents of the Horse Shoe Gang and more.  Take a look as each COB artist steps up to the plate and delivers their own respective freestyle.  Towards the end, it’s also revealed that Horse Shoe Gang will be releasing a new mixtape every month as they prep for their “monthly mixtape” campaign.

AUDIO: Ca$his – Imma Hustla (West Coast Remix) Feat. Mistah F.A.B.,Roccett, Crooked I & Goldie Gold

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Ca$his is back with a new West Coast remix for his new single “Imma Hustla” featuring Mistah F.A.B., Roccett, Crooked I and Goldie Gold.  Produced by Rikanatti and Lil Lyss, the former Shady Records artist goes in over the track’s rough horns and whinny synth work with hood tales and speaks on making ends meet the hustla way.  Ca$his’ upcoming album The Country Hound 2 is set to drop on October 15.

VIDEO: Slaughterhouse – Fire In The Booth Freestyle

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Slaughterhouse recently took their act overseas and linked up with Charlie Sloth over at Radio 1.  Watch as the Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I each hopped on the microphone for an off-the-top freestyle over Pusha T’s instrumental for “Numbers On The Boards.”

VIDEO: New Era #WearYourAllegiance w/ Curren$y, Stalley & Crooked I

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New Era links up with Curren$y, Stalley and Crooked I for their #WearYourAllegiance campaign.  Spitta sits down with the cameras and discusses his love for the city of Chicago and why he chooses to represent with his Chicago fitted.  Next, Stalley shares his love his hometown of Cleveland and shares his thoughts on the number of fans who comment on his love for Indian hats.  Finally, New Era catches up with Long Beach rapper Crooked I as he speaks on his love for the city of Los Angeles and gives insight into his hat addiction.

Curren$y – Home Away From Home

Stalley – Self Made In Ohio

Crooked I: Strong Beach

VIDEO: Crooked I – Off The Top Freestyle | SKEE Live Exclusive

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Crooked I is the latest artist to be featured on SKEE Live’s “Off The Top” segment which takes a different act every week and showcases an original music video.  In episode three, the Long Beach native steps up to the microphone decked out in Raiders gear and proceeds to drop memorable bar after bar.  Check out how it all went down in the video below and be sure to tune into AXS TV every Tuesday at 7 p.m. (PST) and 10 p.m. (EST).

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.

VIDEO: Crooked I – Crook ‘n Porter (Prod. By Mr. Porter)

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Crooked I keeps the visuals off Apex Predator coming with his second offering for “Crook ‘n Porter”.  Directed by Postas, the black and white video finds the C.O.B. leader holding it down with his crew as he drops braggadocios bars and introspective rhymes over some bouncy production provided by Mr. Porter.  Apex Predator is now available to purchase and can be downloaded easily by CLICKING HERE.