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Treacherous/Dynasty Music Group
06045-truth-ali-lost-in-paradise-ii-royce-da-59-kxng-crooked
Artist: Truth Ali
Truth Ali makes his debut Booth feature today, but brings along a couple familiar names for the effort. Flanked by Slaughterhouse crewmates Royce Da 5’9” and KXNG CROOKED on Lost In... More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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kxng-crooked-one-2-k-young-this-is-the-life
Featuring: One-2 | K-Young
Album: Mint Room 2
In advance of the May 12 release date for Treacherous C.O.B‘s upcoming compilation, Mint Room 2, to be premiered by The DJBooth and the good folks of 2DopeBoyz, we have one final leak from the... More
Posted about 2 months ago
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Premiere
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Featuring: Bridge
Album: Mint Room 2
Treacherous C.O.B is gearing up for the release of the follow-up to their 2012 compilation, The Mint Room, and today we have the world premiere of the project’s first single, Mr. I Don’t... More
Posted 2 months ago
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dj-efn-if-u-run
Artist: DJ EFN
Featuring: Killer Mike | Webbz | KXNG CROOKED
Album: Another Time
DJ EFN‘s last feature, July 2014’s Hood Banger, was an “[ode] to the mixtape freestyle.” Though its raw, grimy feel won the record positive reviews from our readers, I have a feeling... More
Posted 5 months ago
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emanny-work-on-me-remix
Artist: Emanny
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED
Originally released last fall as part of Emanny‘s Songs About HER. 2 LP, Work on Me has now received the official remix treatment. This rendition of the smooth, Karon Graham-produced jam boasts... More
Posted 5 months ago
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kxng-crooked-freestylin-under-oath
Some days, I wonder why rappers are so quick to confuse their fans by cavalierly adopting new stage names. This is one of those days, thanks to Long Beach vet Crooked I—sorry, KXNG CROOKED. At the... More
Posted 7 months ago
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joe-budden-crooked-i-devil-in-my-room
Artist: Joe Budden
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED | Novel
If you know Joe Budden‘s music, you know his best songs are lengthy and personal. Which leads us to Devil In My Room, the latest song release in his now weekly #SomeLove series, which is... More
Posted 8 months ago
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joell-ortiz-brothers-keeper
In Genesis 4.9, Cain, after murdering his brethren Abel, asked the Lord if he was his “Brother’s Keeper”? This isn’t a question you need to ask Joell Ortiz about his brothers... More
Posted about 10 months ago
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mark-morrison-2omorrow
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED | Erene
Back in 2012, Mark “The Mack” Morrison made his return to the game with IAmWhatIAm, his first official single since 2006… or so we thought. Turns out that cut, like the smattering of street... More
Posted 10 months ago
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crooked-i-struggle
Album: House Rules
Crooked I may be the man today, but that wasn’t always the case. It took the Long Beach representative many long years of Struggle to achieve financial security much less carve out a niche in... More
Posted 11 months ago
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canibus-wreck-room
Artist: Canibus
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED
Canibus feels so at home in the recording booth that he’s given it a nickname: the Wreck Room. If you doubt the appropriateness of that moniker, just take a listen to the underground vet’s... More
Posted one year ago
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passport-gift-turn-em-on
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED | Skyzoo | Tito Lo
You can guess a lot about a rhymesayer from the company he keeps. For example, a glance at the feature lineup on Passport Gift‘s Booth debut suggests that the Bronx repper is an aggressive,... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
crooked-i
Featuring: Snow Tha Product
Listening to Crooked I is little like having your grey matter pummeled by a heavyweight boxer with gloves made of sheer lyrical excellence. In other words, it’s definitely Not for the Weak... More
Posted one year ago
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crooked-i-beautiful-murder
I’ve seen enough episodes of Dexter to know that murder is always ugly. Unless, of course, you are talking about a rapper killing a beat the way Crooked I slaughters his latest effort; then it is a... More
Posted one year ago
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crooked-i
In an industry as crowded and cutthroat as the hip-hop game, it’s a minor miracle when a talented underground emcee is able to carve out a profitable niche without compromising his or her... More
Posted one year ago
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Premiere
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Artist: Ca$his
Ca$his may have been born and raised in the Midwest, but he has mad love for the Golden State, and the talented emcees who call it home. On this freshly-released remix of summer mixtape single Imma... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
crooked-i-nobody-cares
Album: Apex Predator
There’s nothing easier than averting your gaze when somebody accosts you on the street or in the subway, asking for change—I’ve done it myself,  more times than I’d care to... More
Posted one year ago
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crooked-i-no-sleep-gang
Album: Apex Predator
When it comes to shut-eye, Crooked I‘s mantra is “F**k sleep, get that that money.” Needless to say, when selecting his clique, he seeks out individuals who share his priorities. On a fresh... More
Posted one year ago
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mark-morrison-nang-two
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED | Shonie
Early last year, Mark “The Mack” Morrison unleashed a snippet of N.A.N.G. (N**ga Ain’t No Good), a prospective single which found the UK singer urging women to walk away from abusive... More
Posted one year ago
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crooked-i-yodo
Song: YODO
Album: Apex Predator
Since Drizzy popularized “YOLO” last summer, countless rappers have weighed in on the ubiquitous Motto. Less attention has been paid to its logically necessary corollary, YODO. On the follow-up to... More
Posted one year ago
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mark-morrison
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED
Though 2010 saw Mark Morrison drop by the Booth with the dancehall-flavored Father Forgive Them, 2012’s non-featured IAmWhatIAm marked the English R&B vet’s first proper single since... More
Posted 2 years ago
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crooked-i
Racism ain’t just something that happens in small towns the deep South—it’s also alive and well in the most prosperous urban enclaves of the upper class. Don’t believe me? Try... More
Posted 2 years ago
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nino-bless-the-watchmen
Artist: Nino Bless
In his Satires, the Roman poet Juvenal posed the question, “Who watches The Watchmen?” (You may remember the quote from Alan Moore’s graphic novel, or its ‘09 cinematic adaptation.)... More
Posted 2 years ago
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crooked-praise-god
Featuring: K-Young
After the sh*t Crooked I‘s been through—from the deaths of friends and loved ones, to a 2009 attempt on his life, all the way down to the false starts and frustrations that plagued him in his... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Album: On the House
Although Hip-Hop supergroup Slaughterhouse are gearing up for the release of their welcome to: OUR HOUSE album, the group has still managed to drop off a new record from their forthcoming On The House... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Premiere
treacherous-records-dancin-on-your-grave
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED
Album: The Mint Room
While dancin’ on ones grave may not sound like the most pleasant of activities, Slaughterhouse emcee Crooked I and vocalist Brevi seem to make Dancin’ On Your Grave quite an audible... More
Posted about 3 years ago
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crooked-i-never-forget
For some rappers, keeping it one-hundred is a daily struggle. Crooked I, however, is to realness as a mic-rocking fish is to water. Tortured analogies aside, the Long Beach representative is Never... More
Posted 3 years ago
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crooked-i
Song: Nikki
An ‘84 electro-funk classic off Prince’s Purple Rain soundtrack, Darling Nikki receives a sinister makeover on Nikki, the latest leak off Crooked I‘s forthcoming mixtape. Here, Tito... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
1982-make-it-out-alive
Artist: 1982
For every rapper who escapes the ‘hood and weathers the game’s slings and arrows to achieve hip-hop legendhood, hundreds of hungry hopefuls are left by the wayside. Determined to be among... More
Posted 3 years ago
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crooked-i-monsters-in-my-head
Originally featured on the West Coast heavyweight’s Hoodmorning: Candy Coronas EP, Game‘s Monsters in My Head serves as inspiration for the latest mixtape freestyle from Long Beach... More
Posted 3 years ago
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crooked-i-game-time
Just in time for the NFL playoffs, Slaughterhouse spitter Crooked I has released a single to give some extra motivation to anyone who has ever been called an underdog (haven’t we all?). New release... More
Posted 3 years ago
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crooked-i-diamond-in-the-back
Featuring: K-Young
Let’s be honest. If Slaughterhouse was The Three Tenors, west coast veteran Crooked I would be José Carreras, the equally talented but sometimes overlooked member of the group. While Crook... More
Posted 3 years ago
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crooked-i-no-competition
Regular readers of the Booth know that, when Crooked I goes all-out on the mic, there’s not a man in the industry who can match his combo of wit, aggression, and dexterity. For those who need a... More
Posted 3 years ago
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slaughterhouse
“Ask your friends who’s The Illest” and, if your friends are serious hip-hop heads, you can bet that the flamespitters who make up lyrical supergroup Slaughterhouse will factor in.... More
Posted 3 years ago
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the-academy-triple-seize
Crooked I, Chino XL, Copywrite—can it possibly be a coincidence that so many talented emcees start with the letter ‘C’? To answer my own question… yeah, I suppose it could. Not... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-boy
Artist: K-Boy
Though new buzz record This One’s 4 U is dedicated to K-Boy‘s haters, that shouldn’t stop fans from taking a listen—I have a feeling they’ll enjoy it more than the... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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crooked-i
I haven’t met him, but I’d wager that, by day, Dominick “Crooked I” Wickliffe is one of the most pleasant people you could ever meet. My reasoning? Only an exceptionally good-natured... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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vakill-beast-ballad
Artist: Vakill
Beast Ballad, the latest single and first Booth feature from Chitown emcee Vakill, doesn’t sound like any ballad I’ve ever heard… nor is it, technically speaking, a beast. It is,... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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crooked-i
Is it possible to flip Lil Wayne‘s softest song to date into something street-certified, and thought-provoking to boot? If anyone can pull it off, it’s Long Beach mainstay Crooked I, who... More
Posted 4 years ago
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crooked-i
If everyone were exactly like Crooked I... well, I’m not sure if the world would be a better place, but it would certainly be a realer one. Those of us who wouldn’t be able to handle the... More
Posted 4 years ago
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mikkey-halsted
Album:
Only rappers seem to feel the need to rep for their city; you never hear Jason Mraz throwing down for Mechanicsville, Virginia. But whatever the roots of this geographic hip-hop phenomenon, Mikkey... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Editor's Pick
crooked-i-villain
Song: Villain
One of the first to utilize a weekly series, a marketing tool that’s now become overwhelmingly popular, Crooked I has built a foundation that established him as a west coast godfather and... More
Posted 4 years ago
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joe-budden-sober-up
Artist: Joe Budden
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED
When I was assigned to write about this record today it came with the warning, “I don’t mean to make your Monday more depressing, but….” I laughed, but it proved to be true. Even... More
Posted 4 years ago
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crooked-i
Featuring: Vaughn Anthony
Don’t worry, Crooked I hasn’t gone all T-Pain on us. While Let Me Buy You a Drink finds the Cali mainstay showcasing a different side of his persona than fans may be used to,... More
Posted 4 years ago
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crooked-i
Most emcees are willing to stretch the truth a little (or a lot) for the sake of a good rhyme – not Crooked I. As the West Coast underground mainstay explains on the lead single off his forthcoming... More
Posted about 5 years ago
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ahmad-get-some-money
Artist: Ahmad
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED
Ahmad, it isn’t every day that I say something like this, but welcome back to making good music; Ja Rule, take notes from someone doing it right. Now in all honestly I had to check it twice (thanks... More
Posted about 5 years ago
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sir-aah
Artist: Sir Aah
Crazy as it may sound, it’s already been a year since Michael Jackson‘s untimely death on June 25, 2009. Appropriately then, Booth newcomer Sir Aah kicks his debut set’s lead single... More
Posted 5 years ago
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bishop-lamont
Featuring: Xzibit | KXNG CROOKED
Last we heard from Bishop Lamont, the Left Coast buzzmaker had hooked up with Xzibit to take hip-hop to church on unreleased cut Hallelujah. Fast forward nearly 12 months, and Lamont’s back with... More
Posted 5 years ago
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mark-morrison
Featuring: KXNG CROOKED | Beenie Man
Since Mark Morrison‘s ‘90s heyday, the Return of the Mack hitmaker’s career has been rocked by numerous legal and personal issues, punctuated by sporadic, well, returns to the game.... More
Posted 5 years ago
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crooked-i
Slaughterhouse alumnus and unstoppable west coast representer Crooked I is knee deep in a freestyle series that features Crooked going in over some…let’s say…unexpected beats. Well, today... More
Posted 5 years ago
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