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[News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« on: September 06, 2008, 03:00:02 AM »
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Crooked I has signed a digital label deal with INgrooves. The first release will be his new single "Dream Big" featuring Akon on September 9th. The single will be available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Napster, and eMusic.

Crooked also plans to use this new digital deal to release other artists projects.

Source: Dynasty Entertainment Group

On a side note, Universal Music Group recently invested in the company.
For more info: http://www.ingrooves.com
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 04:13:27 AM »
I dont really give 2 shits LOL. Just wanna see a album!!!
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 08:03:09 AM »
LMAOMAL @ singing digital distribution deals 32 years in the game



I told yall the crooked I should just save the embarassment and just release his album online only
Guess who back in the motherfuckin house
With a fat dick for your motherfuckin mouth
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Cuz when bitches get skanless and pull a voodoo.....
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 10:36:54 AM »
If this doesn't mean his album is dropping then I don't give a fuck.
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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 10:45:59 AM »
yes sir we get it iN!

ingrooves was the best option, thats who distros all my companys shit so it was a no brainer to link them with crook especially after GMG offered such a shitty deal
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 10:50:22 AM »
Sounds like he is releasing his single and then other useless singles by other artists but no albums.
At least that's how is sounds like.
Doubt this brings him near releasing his album, lost cause.
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 10:50:52 AM »
yes sir we get it iN!

ingrooves was the best option, thats who distros all my companys shit so it was a no brainer to link them with crook especially after GMG offered such a shitty deal

Will they also offer hard copies or is this strictly a digital situation?

I know Budden's deal with Amalgam Digital provided hard copies of Mood Muzik: The Album, so was wondering if that were the case here with Crooked I as well?
 


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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 11:29:10 AM »
uh.. digital distribution.. haha.

you can go pay cd baby $35 bucks and get all your shit on itunes yahoo rhapsody..


 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 11:35:48 AM »
This is the end of Crooked I's career
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 11:56:41 AM »
yes sir we get it iN!

ingrooves was the best option, thats who distros all my companys shit so it was a no brainer to link them with crook especially after GMG offered such a shitty deal

Did they offer him a deal for his Death Row stuff only?
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2008, 12:14:16 PM »
I can't believe the hate and closed mindedness in this thread. Crook built his career on the digital era, isn't it only logical that he takes the next step into this direction.

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2008, 12:17:40 PM »
I can't believe the hate and closed mindedness in this thread.
More like realism and using your head.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2008, 12:25:45 PM »
I can't believe the hate and closed mindedness in this thread. Crook built his career on the digital era, isn't it only logical that he takes the next step into this direction.

What would've been logical is to have dropped the "BOSS" mentality and signed a real deal a long time ago.  That would have been the next step.
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2008, 12:42:28 PM »
seems like ingrooves is a smart company they are makeing a name for themselves with the right artists
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2008, 12:43:24 PM »
Online distribution is what matters now. Not too sure about music, as I work in the hospitality industry. But best believe this is what matters the most for a lot of companies as far as marketing opportunities and gaining new market shares. I know what I'm talking about.
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2008, 12:43:33 PM »
I can't believe the hate and closed mindedness in this thread. Crook built his career on the digital era, isn't it only logical that he takes the next step into this direction.

IMO, the Crooked I brand began with Death Row. If it wasn't for Death Row, who knows how it might've played out for him. The controversy surrounding Death Row gave him some exposure, albeit minimal, but still it introduced him to the greater hip hop community.

On the other hand, his recent digital aspirations with hip hop weekly and whatnot is more or less a resurrection from his Death Row days. He might be a little more visual now because of that weekly thing, but not by much. There are still a ton of people who don't know who Crooked I is, and that's a PR issue.

Lastly, I know there are a few people who like to "hate" on Crooked I just to stir up shit with the "Stans". But you gotta look at it from a realistic perspective and accept that people are tired by now. We've waited too long for an album, so it's only natural that people here are gonna have some negative, off-the-cuff remarks surrounding news like this. Put it this way, even if and when Crooked I does give a definite release date for the Boss album, you should expect that there will be more cynics bashing the thread until the day it is officially released. Then there will be critics of the album that'll say it wasn't a very good album for having to wait 10 years for. So either way, it's gonna be a rough ride for Crooked I "Stans" when it comes to trying to garner support for the nigga.

I'm a fan of Crooked I, but I also understand the frustration that a lot of people here have with him, and I agree with them. However, I'm not a hater. I usually laugh off news like this, because it seems to be a cycle with him. In other words, he's hitting par for the course. Until he releases an actual album, then this is just typical news that shows no real progress.
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2008, 01:22:45 PM »
its no so much hate as in crooked is wack or anything like that, its the fact that:
-been in the game for years, goin on deacades
-one of the best lyrical rappers out (to bless a mic)

and in result, nothin!
nothin, not a damn fuckin album
promises, but nothin!





I can't believe the hate and closed mindedness in this thread. Crook built his career on the digital era, isn't it only logical that he takes the next step into this direction.
damn u still havent logged off...ur hurting everyone with all this wack shit u drop, it hurts more then getting the swine flu
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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2008, 01:50:42 PM »
yes sir we get it iN!

ingrooves was the best option, thats who distros all my companys shit so it was a no brainer to link them with crook especially after GMG offered such a shitty deal

GMG offered a great deal, but there is no way they are going to supply Crooked I with 250 K. He isn't worth that much fat ass.
 

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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2008, 01:52:28 PM »
yes sir we get it iN!

ingrooves was the best option, thats who distros all my companys shit so it was a no brainer to link them with crook especially after GMG offered such a shitty deal

GMG offered a great deal, but there is no way they are going to supply Crooked I with 250 K. He isn't worth that much fat ass.

Is that what he asked them for?
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2008, 01:54:51 PM »
yes sir we get it iN!

ingrooves was the best option, thats who distros all my companys shit so it was a no brainer to link them with crook especially after GMG offered such a shitty deal

GMG offered a great deal, but there is no way they are going to supply Crooked I with 250 K. He isn't worth that much fat ass.

Is that what he asked them for?

Yeah, apparently so just for the bonus.
 

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Re: [News] Crooked I signs digital distribution deal with INgrooves
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2008, 01:58:45 PM »
yes sir we get it iN!

ingrooves was the best option, thats who distros all my companys shit so it was a no brainer to link them with crook especially after GMG offered such a shitty deal

GMG offered a great deal, but there is no way they are going to supply Crooked I with 250 K. He isn't worth that much fat ass.

Is that what he asked them for?

Yeah, apparently so just for the bonus.

I mean Crooked I is a great MC, don't get me wrong. However, until he drops an album and goes at least gold he ain't worth a 250 K signing bonus.
 

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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2008, 02:32:50 PM »
i was waiting on a crooked album around the time tha streets is a mutha came out...
now honestly i could care less!
 

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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2008, 03:41:11 PM »
kilos faggot ass is lying to yall.. gmg didnt offer ANY advance thats the reason crooked didnt wanna take the deal, same reason kurupt said no and eastwood.. Im the one kilo came running to to get these dudes down with GMG, when i spoke to roland at GMG he was not willing to give ANY ADVANCE so all three people declined the deal.... kilos getting mad because he has no connections and thought being associated with GMG would give him internet fame status

lol silly faggot get a life


as for Ingrooves they provide more then "cdbaby" they offer marketing, promotions and much more. people need to understand that digital is the new era of music buying, theres a reason itunes was ranked #1 music retail store last year (over walmart and fye)... that means more people buy music off itunes then they do going into a real cd store


as for crooks new shit coming out on cd Im not sure, ingrooves doesnt do physical cd distribution

 

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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2008, 03:44:47 PM »
fuck, fuck tha industry!!
when the fuck is his damn album droppin?
"get off the.... damn internet and drop a album!



kilos faggot ass is lying to yall.. gmg didnt offer ANY advance thats the reason crooked didnt wanna take the deal, same reason kurupt said no and eastwood.. Im the one kilo came running to to get these dudes down with GMG, when i spoke to roland at GMG he was not willing to give ANY ADVANCE so all three people declined the deal.... kilos getting mad because he has no connections and thought being associated with GMG would give him internet fame status

lol silly faggot get a life


as for Ingrooves they provide more then "cdbaby" they offer marketing, promotions and much more. people need to understand that digital is the new era of music buying, theres a reason itunes was ranked #1 music retail store last year (over walmart and fye)... that means more people buy music off itunes then they do going into a real cd store


as for crooks new shit coming out on cd Im not sure, ingrooves doesnt do physical cd distribution


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