Crooked I Songs


Crooked I - Struggle Artwork

Crooked I - Struggle

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 the music game. On a...Read More

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Mark Morrison ft. Crooked I, Erene & Devlin - 2omorrow Artwork

Mark Morrison ft. Crooked I, Erene & Devlin - 2omorrow

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 singles that followed,...Read More

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Canibus ft. Crooked I, Nino Graye & Flawless the MC - Wreck Room Artwork

Canibus ft. Crooked I, Nino Graye & Flawless the MC - Wreck Room

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 latest single, which...Read More

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Passport Gift ft. Crooked I, Skyzoo & Tito Lopez - Turn ‘Em On Artwork

Passport Gift ft. Crooked I, Skyzoo & Tito Lopez - Turn ‘Em On

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, no-nonsense spitter with a...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I ft. Snow Tha Product - Not for the Weak Minded

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 Minded. Those of y’all...Read More

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Crooked I - Beautiful Murder Artwork

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 Beautiful Murder. The...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Against All Odds

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 vision. On his latest promo...Read More

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Ca$his ft. Crooked I, Mistah FAB, Roccett & Goldie Gold - Imma Hustla (West Coast Remix) Artwork

Ca$his ft. Crooked I, Mistah FAB, Roccett & Goldie Gold - Imma Hustla (West Coast Remix)

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 Hustler, making its world...Read More

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Crooked I ft. Tena Jones - Nobody Cares Artwork

Crooked I ft. Tena Jones - Nobody Cares

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 admit. On new single Nobody...Read More

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Crooked I - No Sleep Gang Artwork

Crooked I - No Sleep Gang

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 single off his studio...Read More

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Mark Morrison ft. Crooked I & Shonie - N.A.N.G. 2.0 Artwork

Mark Morrison ft. Crooked I & Shonie - N.A.N.G. 2.0

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 relationships. While that...Read More

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Crooked I - YODO Artwork

Crooked I - YODO

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 album lead single No...Read More

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Mark Morrison

Mark Morrison ft. Crooked I - IAmWhatIAm (Remix)

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 ‘06’s Innocent...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Minority Report

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 walking into a store on Rodeo...Read More

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Nino Bless ft. Cambatta, Styles P & Crooked I - The Watchmen Artwork

Nino Bless ft. Cambatta, Styles P & Crooked I - The Watchmen

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.) Nearly two milennia later,...Read More

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Crooked I ft. K-Young - Praise God Artwork

Crooked I ft. K-Young - Praise God

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 early career—you might...Read More

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Slaughterhouse - Truth or Truth Artwork

Slaughterhouse - Truth or Truth

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 mixtape. Titled Truth Or...Read More

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Treacherous Records ft. Crooked I & Brevi - Dancin’ On Your Grave Artwork

Treacherous Records ft. Crooked I & Brevi - Dancin’ On Your Grave

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 enjoyment on the latest...Read More

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Crooked I ft. Eddy Fontane - Never Forget Artwork

Crooked I ft. Eddy Fontane - 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 gonna Forget where he came...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - 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 Ali‘s street-ready...Read More

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1982 ft. Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I - Make It Out Alive Artwork

1982 ft. Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I - Make It Out Alive

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 the elite few who climb...Read More

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Crooked I ft. Slaughterhouse - Monsters in My Head Artwork

Crooked I ft. Slaughterhouse - 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 mainstay Crooked I. Over...Read More

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Crooked I - Game Time Artwork

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 Game Time gives listeners...Read More

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Crooked I ft. K-Young - Diamond In The Back Artwork

Crooked I ft. K-Young - Diamond In The Back

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 doesn’t display the same antics...Read More

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Crooked I - No Competition Artwork

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 little reminder that the...Read More

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Slaughterhouse

Slaughterhouse - The Illest

“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. On this new, unreleased...Read More

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The Academy ft. Crooked I, Chino XL & Copywrite - Triple Seize Artwork

The Academy ft. Crooked I, Chino XL & Copywrite - 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 that that makes it any...Read More

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K-Boy

K-Boy ft. Glasses Malone, Sly Boogie & Crooked I - This One’s 4 You

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 critics, anyway. Here, a...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Mr. Porter Meets Mr. Pigface

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 individual would feel the...Read More

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Vakill ft. Crooked I, Rhymefest, Nino Bless & Juice - Beast Ballad Artwork

Vakill ft. Crooked I, Rhymefest, Nino Bless & Juice - Beast Ballad

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, however, one of the most...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - How to Thug (Freestyle)

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 transforms How to Love...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Everyday

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 Long Beach native’s...Read More

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Mikkey Halsted

Mikkey Halsted ft. Various Artists - Runnin’ My City

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 Halsted’s here with a...Read More

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Crooked I ft. Sally Anthony - Villain Artwork

Crooked I ft. Sally Anthony - 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 one-quarter of rap supergroup...Read More

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Joe Budden ft. Crooked I - Sober Up Artwork

Joe Budden ft. Crooked I - Sober Up

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 though Joe Budden is...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I ft. Vaughn Anthony - Let Me Buy You a Drink

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, it’s… well… a...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Everythang

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 EP, “I’m...Read More

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Ahmad ft. Crooked I - Get Some Money & Go to Jail Artwork

Ahmad ft. Crooked I - Get Some Money & Go to Jail

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 to the hip-hop...Read More

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Sir Aah

Sir Aah ft. Royce Da 5’9 & Crooked I - And the Beat Rocks On…

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 off with a dedication to...Read More

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Bishop Lamont

Bishop Lamont ft. Xzibit, Crooked I & Jelly Roll - Blow Yo Mind

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 Blow Yo Mind, a...Read More

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Mark Morrison

Mark Morrison ft. Beenie Man & Crooked I - Father Forgive Them

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. Through all his troubles,...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - First Time

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 Crook’s hit freestyle gold...Read More

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Focus...

Focus ft. Crooked I, Jay Rock, Marsha Ambrosius, & Kida - Homage to Dr. Dre

Able to craft hard-hitting, sampled rap beats and retro soul instrumentals with equal ease, Focus is nothing if not versatile. Now calling himself TheRealFocus…, the Aftermath in-house producer has undertaken perhaps...Read More

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Kida

Kida ft. Busta Rhymes, Little Brother, Kurupt, Crooked I, Talib Kweli & Jay Rock - Holla! (Remix)

Just how many guest verses can you fit into one remix without breaking the five-minute mark? On his first Booth feature, Inglewood emcee Kida attempts to answer that very question. With a whopping nine verses (counting the...Read More

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HorseShoe Gang

Horse Shoe G.A.N.G ft. Crooked I - You Don’t Wanna F*ck With Me

As evidenced by the rave reviews the crew scored with Natural Born Killas, the very exciting 100th entry in our exclusive freestyle series, Booth readers most definitely do f*ck with (as in “listen to”) the Horse Shoe...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I ft. Snoop Dogg - Guess Who’s Back

Guess Who’s Back in the motherf*ckin’ house…” you know the rest. On the lead single off his forthcoming digital-only EP, Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist, underground mainstay/Slaughterhouse member Crooked I uses...Read More

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Project Lionheart

Project Lionheart ft. Crooked I - Heart of a Lion (Remix)

The press release regarding Project Lionheart‘s The Art of Resistance (Special Edition) describes the Seattle natives’ first Booth feature, Heart of a Lion as “...a mission statement about being badass,” and,...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I, K-Young, Ya Boy & One-2 - My Story

Hip-hop has always been about telling a story, and Crooked I’s determined to let the world hear the intricacies of his life on the new cut My Story. A force on the west coast underground scene for years, Crooked I lays down...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - 8-11 (Pt. 2)

To get fans hyped up for the August 11th release of Slaughterhouse’s self-titled debut full-length, Crooked I dropped an off-the-top freestyle over Dr. Dre‘s instrumental from 50 Cent‘s OK, You’re...Read More

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Yukmouth

Yukmouth ft. Ray J & Crooked I - I’m A Gangsta

The current West Coast rap scene is host both to artists who revel in the region’s hip-hop history and acts that take a different, often more hipster-friendly approach to the genre.  East Oakland native Yukmouth...Read More

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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne ft. Crooked I & Chino XL - Sickology 101

This cut may be Tech N9ne‘s first Booth feature, but with over a decade of experience in the game and eight albums’ worth of underground acclaim under his belt, he couldn’t be more qualified to teach a...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - If You Ever Hear Me

Crooked I’s been a busy, busy man—in addition to getting ready for the release of his debut LP, B.O.S.S. (due out sometime this year), recording new music as one-fourth of the Slaughterhouse supergroup, and preparing...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - I’m Still A MC

Since his last Booth solo feature, Swagga Like Crook, Crooked I has been a busy man.  In addition to preparing for the release of his debut album, B.O.S.S. (Beginning Of Something Serious), the Long Beach native has been...Read More

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K. Sparks

K. Sparks ft. Crooked I - F*ck Outta Here

From our vantage point, K. Sparks’ Manic Mondays series has been an unmitigated success; with his weekly releases consistently earning four and five-star ratings in the Booth, it’s easy to assume that Sparks is...Read More

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Joell Ortiz

Joell Ortiz ft. Joe Budden, Royce Da 5?9? & Crooked I - Move On (Slaughterhouse Mix)

When a well-known recording artist chooses to leave his or her major-label home, it’s a sure thing that that the subject will arise in every interview for months afterward.  Such was has been the case for Joell...Read More

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Joe Budden

Joe Budden ft. Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, Crooked I & Royce Da 5’9” - Slaughterhouse

When Joe Budden jumped inside the DJBooth this past February, he revealed what he thought was an accurate release date for his long-long-long-awaited sophomore album, The Padded Room.  Unfortunately, things have not gone...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Swagga Like Crook

Ever since Jay-Z and T.I.‘s co-single, Swagga Like Us (also featuring Kanye & Weezy), first hit our DJBooth, the song has practically become A Milli 2.0, with the volume of artists freestyling over it reaching...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Trafficin’ Green

From the title of Crooked I‘s highly-anticipated mixtape, The Block Obama, it is obvious that the West Coast emcee is looking to bring change to hip-hop.  One of the jobs on his to-do list is to stop rappers from...Read More

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Juice

Juice ft. Crooked I - I Do It

Although the L.A. Lakers and Phoenix Suns didn’t meet in this year’s NBA Playoffs, their respective cities have still linked up.  Fresh off his rousing Booth appearance last week, Arizona native Juice is back with...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I ft. Akon - Dream Big

Although rapper Crooked I has been active in the rap game for roughly thirteen years, label politics with Virgin, DPG, and Death Row have prevented him from releasing an “official” album.  Now the B.O.S.S. of his own...Read More

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Scram Jones

Scram Jones ft. Nino Bless, Saigon & Crooked I - Third Degree

Usually when you hear the word “scram,” someone wants you to go away.  In the case of NYC’s Scram Jones, however, those who hear his production work had best pay close attention; the New Rochelle native...Read More

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Crooked I

Crooked I - Banger On My Lap

Veteran rapper Crooked I has been around the game for ten-plus years.  During that time, he has recorded material while signed to multiple labels, most famously alongside Suge Knight and the now-defunct Death Row...Read More

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Game

The Game ft. Ya Boy, Crooked I, Jay Rock, K. Dot, Juice, DUBB & Ab-Soul- Big Dreams (WC Remix)

DJBooth affiliate DJ Ill Will, along with DJ Rampage, has taken a big dream and made it much much bigger.  Following the release of The Game’s street single, Big Dreams, the two West Coast based DJ’s scooped up...Read More

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