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Crooked I

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Dominick Wickliffe, better known by his stage name Crooked I is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. The name “Crooked I” comes from a shortened version of his original moniker, Crooked Intriago. It has nothing to do with the malt liquor. He is 1/4th of rap supergroup Slaughterhouse (with Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9” & Joell Ortiz), and is currently regarded as the best rapper on the west coast, after rising to hip-hop prominence with his freestyle series ‘Hip-Hop Weekly’, which he released a new freestyle over popular industry beats every week for 52 weeks. His first album ‘Say Hi to the Bad Guy’, originally intended to be released on Death Row Records recently leaked on the internet, and he plans to release his first official album ‘B.O.S.S. (Beginning Of Something Serious)’ as a free digital download in 2009. Crooked I is CEO of his own record label, Dynasty Entertainment, and Senior Vice President of Treacherous Records. Before he became his own boss, he was also signed to Virgin Records, and most notably, Death Row Records, where he spent four years working under the infamous Suge Knight.

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  • piccochimusic

    Slaughterhouse Talk Who Inspired Them & Hip-Hop History (Video) http://www.ok-tho.com/2014/03/slaughterhouse-talk-who-inspired-them.html

    20 Mar 1:24am Reply
  • eselv73

    @celer2008 so only white rappers spit about cancer, etc? stealth racist post lol. i think I can guess what these "countless other rappers" have in common

    25 Feb 9:52pm Reply
  • SK93

    i think his toughest stretch was the 15 joints he did for HHW: Reloaded... he really put that work in. i feel like it's even more valuable because he pulled the plug early.

    20 Feb 5:32am Reply
  • celer2008

    Also, are them motherfuckers going to appreciate being told that they made it?

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • celer2008

    The issue I have with Crooked I is the same as with countless other rappers: although he (and countless others) can rap and construct hours worth of lyrics, he doesn't really seem to have anything significant to say. Maybe it's because I'm a poor white college student and "getting that money", balling, going to the club etc. don't really translate to my life experience as well as songs by white rappers about lung cancer, depression, dopamine, etc.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • watwot

    good, but can't reach royce or joe level.

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SadieSadSadist

    apex predator is solid but royce and joell murder this dude

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mateqf90

    Master Mind Of Rap

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mankycaaant

    The Apex Predator Randy Orton! Shit album cover but pretty good record.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mightyscooop

    idk why but i can't really dig on any of this dudes projects as a whole.... he is much better as a featured artist or with Slaughterhouse.... at least IMO

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Big-Mac-Bo

    Vegas On Biz is dope as hell

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • D-Fyz

    new album's pretty good

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • AndrewCG

    Mad cover!

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • HeilJake

    Hood Star > Apex Predator.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Fuck_YaLL

    Waiting EP

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • eselv73

    million dollar story....dropping 2015 lol

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sukow

    Psalm 82 is dope!

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • djfar

    #COB #Salute

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • trailertrash14

    slaughter.

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ej_madbuczer

    TEAM C.O.B.!!!

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
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