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7/21/2005

 
The Wait is Over as Crooked I Drops the Beginning of Something Serious

The hip-hop world has been anxiously awaiting the release of Suge Knights secret weapon on Death Row. Now that he has left "Tha Row" Crooked I is calling the shots and releasing his debut album on his own imprint through Treacherous /Universal Records.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2005 -- Hands down, as the most anticipated album from the most critically acclaimed west coast artist to have never released and album; former Death Row records artist, Crooked I, is free and clear to finally deliver what the streets have been craving. Featured on the cover of the July/August issue of RIME Magazine, Crooked I chronicles the details of his tumultuous ride from Death Row Records (now Tha Row) to his present situation with Treacherous/Universal records. The long awaited album entitled B.O.S.S. Music (Beginning of Something Serious) will drop in October and promises to be worth the wait. Previously stunted by legal issues sustained by Suge Knight and Death Row Records, after five-years and a recent court battle Crooked I is officially released from Death Row Records.

Crooked I has wasted no time getting back into the studio with hit producer Scott Storch (Beyonce, Fat Joe, Mario, 50 Cent). The first Storch produced track, "Cali Boys" adds fire to a topic Crooked I knows all to well as a Long Beach native, and pays homage to the coast that has held him down from day one. B.O.S.S Music is a breakaway from your typical west coast gangstaisms and is more a social commentary on how the West puts it down from politics to street life with some hot club bangers thrown in just because he can. The second single "20inch Wires" shows how sparks fly when Southern California connects with the Durty South as Bun B joins him on another scorching Scott Storch track.

In addition to his artistic abilities, Crooked I is his own boss with his own label, Dynasty Records, recently signed by Treacherous/Universal Records. (www.westcoastdynasty.com) In a recent appearance on BETs Rap City, Crooked I expressed his satisfaction at being made a priority at Treacherous. Receiving high praise from the likes of Scratch Magazine, XXL and the Source Magazine for having one of the hottest mixtapes on the streets, Young Boss Vol 1., He has gained the respect by many as being one of the best of all times. Even Sway, MTV News Correspondent sounded off to give props to the west coast's best-kept secret. "You got Biggie, Xzibit, Tupac, Eminem, and Jay- Z. CROOKED I is in that TOP five!" Having had the best of hip-hop legends on his renowned syndicated "Wake Up Show," Sway guarantees that Crooked I can hang with the greatest. The streets have waited a long time for this and they want to see him win. Once B.O.S.S Music hits the streets, the rest of the world will agree he is the best on the west.

A patient and level-headed genius who looks at his past years of misfortune as a learning experience, Crooked I wants to walk away from it all with respect and holds no hard feelings toward his prior label. Instead Crooked I is using all that he has gained in his ventures to re-establish himself and his own 'Dynasty.' His main goal: to revamp Westcoast classic (rap). Crooked I hopes to bring the 'life experiences' back into Westcoast music through his albums and allow the 'little' guys, up and coming in the rap game, to take part in this evolution as well.

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