Crooked I temporarily borrows YG’s infectious and hard-hitting, “My N*gga,” instrumental and serves up his own original freestyle. Take a listen as the Slaughterhouse rapper steps up to the mic to drop some slick bars and showcase his superior bars. The Long Beach rapper has a special niche for making it all sound so effortless.
Eminem unveils his music video for, “Rap God,” which is his latest single featured on The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The Detroit native delivers a new gritty visual to accompany his aggressive and futuristic sounding track. Surrounded by his Shady family, take a look as Eminem performs to the camera and demonstrates his superior lyricism that’s responsible for placing him at the top of Hip Hop’s food chain.
Long Beach rapper Crooked I is back with some new heat in the form of his latest track titled “Beautiful Murder.” The smooth King Dave track finds the Slaughter House member with his sights aimed on the industry and any critics that question his lyrical abilities. Back by some heavy synth work and catchy snaps, Crooked vents his frustrations with the music business and effortlessly rides the beat for a dope new track.
Sway Calloway and King Tech are back with “The Wake Up Show Un-plugged” and decided to showcase the skills of Long Beach bred emcee Crooked I with an impromptu performance. Backed by a live band, take a look as the West Coast legend and COB boss demonstrates his lyrical skills when he decides to drop an on-the-spot live freestyle for cameras for close to six minutes.
After reintroducing the world to his roster of COB artists with a new cypher following the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards, Crooked keeps his momentum going and releases “Against All Odds.” The Long Beach native effortlessly showcases his lyrical wordplay over the smooth Snaz produced instrumental as he voices his dislike for ruthless industry politics, fads and the lack of authenticity in popular Hip Hop artists today. Take a listen as the Slaughterhouse rapper refuses to bite his tongue and reassures listeners he’ll always stay committed to his cause despite the odds.
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.
Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz delivers a new music video for the mellow and soulful track “Cheers From The Crowd.” Produced by Statik Selektah, the New York emcee effortlessly rides the instrumental and demonstrates to listeners his witty wordplay while he reflects on his troubles growing up and more.
For Hispanic heritage month HOT 97 and Hennessy link up with Brooklyn native Joell Ortiz for the web series “97 Seconds.” The Slaughterhouse MC speaks on his love for his hometown and explains that his upbringing in the city is responsible for his natural competitive nature. Ortiz also opens up about growing up in a single parent Puerto Rican household with his mother and tells viewers some of his Hip Hop influences such as JAY Z and Nas.
Sway releases additional footage from his interview with radio guest Just Blaze. Live for fans listening to Shade 45, Just gives up details behind Jay Z’s “Song Cry 2” and says that one day he’ll convince Hov to liberate the song. The talented producer-DJ also takes the time to answer random questions from callers and speaks on being the executive producer for Slaughterhouse’s upcoming album. Just Blaze also reveals the squad of producers that were handpicked to contribute.