Crooked I Reveals Plans For Book Based On Lyricism

posted Monday December 16 ,2013 at 04:15PM CST | 15 comments

Crooked I Reveals Plans For Book Based On Lyricism

Exclusive: Crooked I says the third Slaughterhouse album and his first book will both hit shelves in 2014.

In 2007, Crooked I launched his “Hip Hop Weekly” series—a 52-week run of freestyles over notable instrumentals that were sometimes picked by his fans via MySpace. Now, after a Top 5 debut on Nielsen’s SoundScan report in 2012 with Slaughterhouse’s welcome to: Our House and a solo album in 2013, Crooked I has found new life for his “Hip Hop Weekly” series.

“I’m working on a book right now, based on lyricism and my weekly series,” Crooked I said during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX at the “Respect the West” showcase, sponsored by adidas and Cashmere Agency. “I haven’t even thought of the title. I just started working on the book, and it’s based on bringing lyricism to the forefront of Hip Hop…I don’t know what I’m gonna name it yet, and that’s how I write my music. They’re just songs, and then I sit back and say, ‘OK, this song should be named that.’ It’ll be out next year for sure. I’m going hard, so it’ll definitely be out.”

When the year-long “Hip Hop Weekly” series concluded in 2007, the Long Beach, California emcee found himself on the 2008 edition of XXL magazine’s “Freshman Class” with Lupe Fiasco, Lil Boosie and Joell Ortiz. Crooked I and Ortiz have since both become members of Slaughterhouse. 

As Slaughterhouse, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I released a self-titled album with Koch/E1 Entertainment in August of 2009. Two years later, in January of 2011, Eminem announced he was bringing both Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf to his Shady Records label.

While he’s currently touring with Slaughterhouse, Crooked I also revealed that the group’s third album is “90% done” and will also see a 2014 release. Crooked did not provide a name for the album.

Additional reporting by Janice Llamoca

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  • proman
  • Anonymous
    weak trollin...yawn
  • Anonymous
    croooked aint makin records sure he can rap but he whack love slaughterhouse but they whack now and his solo was cheap
  • Anonymous
    Another flop...Good job you hack
  • Anonymous
    He is such a beast then why is he not relevant any any aspect in hip hop?
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  • Anonymous
    Crooked PLANS, the story of his "career".
  • Anonymous
    Crooked we know you're a lyrical monster, time to start making worthwhile music please..... He's wasted so much potential it's unreal.
  • white suburban kid
    If they have more than 2 radio songs on their album I'm going to drive to Long Beach and beat dat ass.
  • brawls of duty
    I'm coping that book as long as it ain't the same as that bullshit Enter the Mind of Joe Budden, I'ma huge fan but cmon son that was word pro printed letters & shit haha looking forward to the album hope it strays from the direction of their sophomore!
    • ky
      I ordered that joe budden shit from his official merch site and paid but it never came in the mail. Couldn't get in contact with them either. Joey owe me 40 dollars
  • Its Um
    The beast of the west when comes to lyricism.