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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #125 on: March 21, 2009, 07:08:09 AM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.

I like the beat...it didn't reinvent the wheel or split the atom, but the beat is a solid beat imo.  And to your earlier point, I definately agree that the anticipation for B.O.S.S. has built up for so long now that it could never live up to the hype.  Unfortunately, he's probably changed his minds on a tracklist so many times, it's hard to say what the ultimate version of B.O.S.S. could have been.  Maybe the tracklist from a couple years ago would've been the best one, maybe not.  Personally, I wouldn't mind if this project had older tracks on it, if they were ones that hadn't previously leaked.  I think, he'll probably shelve any songs like that in favor of putting out more recently recorded material.
 

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #126 on: March 21, 2009, 10:58:05 AM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #127 on: March 21, 2009, 11:57:30 AM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #128 on: March 21, 2009, 12:56:57 PM »
Nice headache synths. This song is off to garbage can.
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« Reply #129 on: March 21, 2009, 02:19:00 PM »
Dope track, I'm feelin' it.

The beat ain't all that but it bangs in a good system, plus crooked's delivery & wordplay heals the wounds.
 

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #130 on: March 21, 2009, 02:57:18 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.

I like the beat...it didn't reinvent the wheel or split the atom, but the beat is a solid beat imo.  And to your earlier point, I definately agree that the anticipation for B.O.S.S. has built up for so long now that it could never live up to the hype.  Unfortunately, he's probably changed his minds on a tracklist so many times, it's hard to say what the ultimate version of B.O.S.S. could have been.  Maybe the tracklist from a couple years ago would've been the best one, maybe not.  Personally, I wouldn't mind if this project had older tracks on it, if they were ones that hadn't previously leaked.  I think, he'll probably shelve any songs like that in favor of putting out more recently recorded material.

Whatever older material he has lying around that doesn't make the BOSS album should be compiled into a Lost Tapes album. At the very least throw them on a mixtape or another EP.
 

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #131 on: March 21, 2009, 03:35:49 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
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so don't you think the beat is generic then?

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #132 on: March 21, 2009, 03:42:15 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
;)

so don't you think the beat is generic then?


I don't think it's too generic, there's a lot of nice change ups in it and little details that you have to listen for... I don't know it's something you can knock in the ride, but don't have to worry about lowering cause the lyrics are sick too.

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #133 on: March 21, 2009, 03:43:19 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.

I like the beat...it didn't reinvent the wheel or split the atom, but the beat is a solid beat imo.  And to your earlier point, I definately agree that the anticipation for B.O.S.S. has built up for so long now that it could never live up to the hype.  Unfortunately, he's probably changed his minds on a tracklist so many times, it's hard to say what the ultimate version of B.O.S.S. could have been.  Maybe the tracklist from a couple years ago would've been the best one, maybe not.  Personally, I wouldn't mind if this project had older tracks on it, if they were ones that hadn't previously leaked.  I think, he'll probably shelve any songs like that in favor of putting out more recently recorded material.

Whatever older material he has lying around that doesn't make the BOSS album should be compiled into a Lost Tapes album. At the very least throw them on a mixtape or another EP.

I think that's a great idea, if he ever got around to doing it.  That's kind of how he described the Death Row albums when he was talking about putting them out himself, after B.O.S.S. was released.  Sometimes I think dude just stretches himself too thin.  He's got so much shit going on at once, it just seems like there's too many distractions.  It'd be awesome if he actually did that though.  Because you know he probably has a ton of tracks he's completed for the B.O.S.S. recording sessions over the years.
 

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #134 on: March 21, 2009, 03:49:11 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
;)

so don't you think the beat is generic then?


I don't think it's too generic, there's a lot of nice change ups in it and little details that you have to listen for... I don't know it's something you can knock in the ride, but don't have to worry about lowering cause the lyrics are sick too.
i see, but to me it seems that Crooked keeps trying so hard to make a hit you know ( even though this is a "leak").
hence he chooses such beats to rap over; maybe not all the time, but when looking at his previous (street) singles i see a pattern... ;)


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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #135 on: March 21, 2009, 06:14:10 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
;)

so don't you think the beat is generic then?


I don't think it's too generic, there's a lot of nice change ups in it and little details that you have to listen for... I don't know it's something you can knock in the ride, but don't have to worry about lowering cause the lyrics are sick too.
i see, but to me it seems that Crooked keeps trying so hard to make a hit you know ( even though this is a "leak").
hence he chooses such beats to rap over; maybe not all the time, but when looking at his previous (street) singles i see a pattern... ;)



I agree. I've only spun this new track one time and immediately the beat was subpar to me. Lyrically he came off nice without it feeling forced, but the beat doesn't move me.

Dream Big felt forced. It was mediocre at best.
Cali Boyz was cool, but not really single material in my opinion.
Boom Boom Clap had potential if they would've pushed it.
Str8 Bosses also had potential but they gave that up for a compilation album instead, which in my opinion wasn't a smart move.
N.W.A. was cool too, but again, not really single material.

Boom Boom Clap = Str8 Bosses > N.W.A. > Cali Boyz > I'm Still A MC > Dream Big

 

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #136 on: March 21, 2009, 07:20:31 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
;)

so don't you think the beat is generic then?


I don't think it's too generic, there's a lot of nice change ups in it and little details that you have to listen for... I don't know it's something you can knock in the ride, but don't have to worry about lowering cause the lyrics are sick too.
i see, but to me it seems that Crooked keeps trying so hard to make a hit you know ( even though this is a "leak").
hence he chooses such beats to rap over; maybe not all the time, but when looking at his previous (street) singles i see a pattern... ;)



Cali Boyz was cool, but not really single material in my opinion.


Believe it or not I played this back when it first dropped and Storch was on top of his game and dudes went crazy! Everyone wanted it after I bumped it.

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #137 on: March 21, 2009, 07:31:12 PM »
boom boom clap (dope street song and dope club song)
cali boyz (replay value and cool song)
buck town (dope song and one of crooks best)
nwa (crooks top 5 and str8 bangin)
str8 bosses (crooks top 5 and this is crazy)

all them traxx have replay value and are some of his best
i mean he shot a video for boom boom clap, that was a let down on his part IMO
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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2009, 07:49:22 PM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
;)

so don't you think the beat is generic then?


I don't think it's too generic, there's a lot of nice change ups in it and little details that you have to listen for... I don't know it's something you can knock in the ride, but don't have to worry about lowering cause the lyrics are sick too.
i see, but to me it seems that Crooked keeps trying so hard to make a hit you know ( even though this is a "leak").
hence he chooses such beats to rap over; maybe not all the time, but when looking at his previous (street) singles i see a pattern... ;)



Cali Boyz was cool, but not really single material in my opinion.


Believe it or not I played this back when it first dropped and Storch was on top of his game and dudes went crazy! Everyone wanted it after I bumped it.

I like the track. I was just questioning whether it was 1st single material or not? In comparison to Boom Boom Clap & Str8 Bosses it would've been better as a follow-up or a 3rd single, but not the 1st single. That's just my opinion.
 

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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2009, 07:53:44 PM »
Oh yeah no doubt, it was not first single quality.

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« Reply #140 on: March 21, 2009, 09:34:31 PM »
Crooked says that he doesnt want labels to make all the money of it,but whats the problem to sell cds on ur own website and make all the money ?u dont need any shit to sell ur cds for yourself ???????

Crook actually said  "death row can put it out and make all the money, i just awnt the music to get out there"


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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #141 on: March 22, 2009, 02:07:36 AM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
;)

so don't you think the beat is generic then?


I don't think it's too generic, there's a lot of nice change ups in it and little details that you have to listen for... I don't know it's something you can knock in the ride, but don't have to worry about lowering cause the lyrics are sick too.
i see, but to me it seems that Crooked keeps trying so hard to make a hit you know ( even though this is a "leak").
hence he chooses such beats to rap over; maybe not all the time, but when looking at his previous (street) singles i see a pattern... ;)



I agree. I've only spun this new track one time and immediately the beat was subpar to me. Lyrically he came off nice without it feeling forced, but the beat doesn't move me.

Dream Big felt forced. It was mediocre at best.
Cali Boyz was cool, but not really single material in my opinion.
Boom Boom Clap had potential if they would've pushed it.
Str8 Bosses also had potential but they gave that up for a compilation album instead, which in my opinion wasn't a smart move.
N.W.A. was cool too, but again, not really single material.

Boom Boom Clap = Str8 Bosses > N.W.A. > Cali Boyz > I'm Still A MC > Dream Big



yeah, when a part of a song annoys me, i can't focus on the rest, so i immediately turn it off.

i mean, in stead of putting out so called "single" material, why not take an 180 degree turn and see what the responses are?
his future albums won't go diamond, so he might as well try to make the best of it.


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Re: Crooked I "I'm Still A MC" (First leak off of B.O.S.S.)
« Reply #142 on: March 22, 2009, 05:14:38 AM »
Surprised people aren't feeling the beat, this joint goes hard.
i'm having a hard time to believe that, seriously.

no disrespect ;)


None taken, everyone is welcome to their own opinion.
;)

so don't you think the beat is generic then?


I don't think it's too generic, there's a lot of nice change ups in it and little details that you have to listen for... I don't know it's something you can knock in the ride, but don't have to worry about lowering cause the lyrics are sick too.
i see, but to me it seems that Crooked keeps trying so hard to make a hit you know ( even though this is a "leak").
hence he chooses such beats to rap over; maybe not all the time, but when looking at his previous (street) singles i see a pattern... ;)



I agree. I've only spun this new track one time and immediately the beat was subpar to me. Lyrically he came off nice without it feeling forced, but the beat doesn't move me.

Dream Big felt forced. It was mediocre at best.
Cali Boyz was cool, but not really single material in my opinion.
Boom Boom Clap had potential if they would've pushed it.
Str8 Bosses also had potential but they gave that up for a compilation album instead, which in my opinion wasn't a smart move.
N.W.A. was cool too, but again, not really single material.

Boom Boom Clap = Str8 Bosses > N.W.A. > Cali Boyz > I'm Still A MC > Dream Big



yeah, when a part of a song annoys me, i can't focus on the rest, so i immediately turn it off.

i mean, in stead of putting out so called "single" material, why not take an 180 degree turn and see what the responses are?
his future albums won't go diamond, so he might as well try to make the best of it.



Agreed.

Especially now that Crooked experienced the incident a few weeks ago, it's almost like he's come to the realization that life is short and the time is now. He's obviously fed up with negotiating with labels which is why he admittedly hasn't signed one yet.

In response to the label frustration coupled with the incident we get the type of record that I've been wanting Crooked to do since he left Death Row. Better yet King Tech of the Wake Up Show who was instrumental in getting Crooked to a larger audience over 10 yrs. ago when he battled Chino XL, seems to "get it" and understands what type of records Crooked sounds good over. Enter "If You Ever Hear Me" which leaked through MTV on Thursday.

While it's not geared towards mainstream listeners, it's one of those records that true Crooked fans as well as fans of lyricism can appreciate. The beat is simple, yet has a hard drum throughout the track, while allowing Crooked to showcase the rawness that brought him into the Death Row fold back in the day.

The point? Crooked should just do him and quit trying to appeal to the larger mainstream audience. If anything, he should do the kind of records that he knows he's capable of doing without sacrificing or dumbing down his style. I'm excited about those 7 records that King Tech & Crooked did together a couple of weekends ago. If the other 6 records are on the same vibe as "If You Ever Hear Me" then this is the direction Crooked should be taking with his music. I'll also credit King Tech for bringing Crooked to this realization.

On a side note, SlaughterHouse is also a positive movement in Crooked's artistic development because the other 3 guys in the group are constantly challenging him to stay sharp with the pen. While at the same time, Crooked can hopefully learn a few things about their approach to MC'ing. So they're a positive influence on him, in my opinion since they actually have experience with releasing records, and good ones at that.
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« Reply #143 on: March 22, 2009, 10:17:17 AM »
Sickest shit I ever heard..
 

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« Reply #144 on: April 17, 2009, 02:45:03 PM »
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