Hip Hop

Crooked I – Rap Or Die (2008)

blame it on Shake July 21, 2009

You know those times when your listening to music and a certain verse, a certain hook, something really reaches you. And you get lost in the moment and feel as if it’s your internal thoughts being spoke through the artist? While I was stressing, trying to fall asleep with a mind fuck of ideas of what I’m doing in the (near) future and what’s gonna happen once certain things occur; this joint came on. If you want new Crooked I (Slaughterhouse) click here, as this joint right here is over a year old. But I wanted to showcase the second verse (lyrics after the jump) and maybe it will reach others that are at the same fork in the road as me.

DOWNLOAD: Crooked I – Rap Or Die | Mediafire

my attitude is failure doesn’t exist/
so if you stuck in a twist/
or in a fuckin abyss/
you know the rougher it gets/
there’s no cuttin your wrists/
there’s only pumpin’ your fists/
and finding something you missed/
…in your strategery/
haters try to block your path eagerly/
and put negative thoughts in your head to jam up your frequency/
frequently i secretly beat people around me/
to see if it’s negative energy they feedin’ me/
then i cut them off, quicker than foreskin/
because the most horrible war for men is the war born within/
the winner takes all, you get nothing if you quit/
inspirational quotes, crooked on some bumper sticker shit/
i’m giving you the mental tools you need to survive/
before them cannibalistic dream killers eat you alive/
my dude these are the jewels, you can see with your mind/
so even if you legally blind, just believe in your grind/
i had a bad attitude, you couldn’t help defuse/
a little homeless kid in the shelter, i felt the blues/
stole kicks, put myself in someone else’s shoes/
still refused to brainwash myself to lose/
flashbacks of little crooked, 13 on the streets/
searching… for the very first thing he could eat/
nightmares of me leaving the earth, reaching for heat/
day dreams of me beating up beats/

  • Busy

    I co-sign ur statement above Shake, that shit be happening to me alot tho… but you must have the baby blues or somn.

  • SHOWMAN3000

    Oh yeh I gotthis. People need to dig his archive and will see he’s one of THE best in the game right NOW!

    This was on the 100k power 105 battle and this is that Alchemist beat.

  • SHOWMAN3000

    Straight substance!

  • theycallhimjayayers

    happens to me all the time Shake, couldn’t have come from a better artist these days!

  • Give it up for West Coast Hip Hop!! All we got is him and Jay Rock right now LOL

  • I mean we got more but those 2..are the 2 to watch!

  • JohnBlack

    I needed this.

  • David jefferis

    Shake you should do a daily quotable , where you, each day put up a great verse in typed lyrics buy an artist , old or new in history , it would be good and it would show the 2 dope fans more lyrical, and great masters of ceremonies ,through history like verse of the day .

  • yo can anyone help me with crookeds ep.is it coming out today or when is it dropping.ive checked itunes and cant find it and havnt heard anyfin else about it

    could someone hep me out before i lose my mind.lol

    p.s this song is one of the best.i love it

  • ChicaGo-Getter

    Good idea Dave. Just to revisit some ill wordplay or show us some of the artist you fuck with personally Shake.

  • BlindsidedXIX

    ^ pigface weaponwaist drops the 28th

  • David jefferis

    august 11 and its called Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist and it will drop digitally

  • David jefferis

    thanks chicaGo Getter and i might have the date wronge blindsideXIX is probally right because it only said 11 on wiki

  • ok im confused,it was supposed to drop today

    is it the 28th or is it aug 11,that would be to close to the sluaghterhouse album though

  • David jefferis

    yeah true but it will build a bit of hype they are all droping eps i think royce is done , carnt wait for street hop .

  • Batman

    definetly agree with david. There should be a sick verse like this every monday. New shit or old shit.

  • LAStateOfMind

    Crookeds EP drops August 18th, 1 week after SH album.

  • a little homeless kid in the shelter, i felt the blues/
    stole kicks, put myself in someone else’s shoes/

  • SPank (Divided Souls Ent)

    I am a little late to the Crooked I party, so to speak, and that is all my fault. This cat should’ve had more product out a lonnnnnnng time ago. Good to see this Slaughterhouse movement is casting some much needed light on his under-appreciated career thus far. Great post. Thanks. GOD BLESS Crooked I and his many endeavors. Peace

  • Just to help sort out the confusion:

    Crooked I’s digital EP drops on August 18th.

  • uzi

    crooked i i would say is the best rapper alive

  • matt mega

    crooked from the cob mafia give em 5 shots keep one eye open like an insonmia stricken cyclops so how you could you possibly trick a sly fox my philosophy exists outside of your minds box

  • matt mega

    ^^^^^^ thsts from crooked i best rapper alive freestyle thats probally one of my favorite rhymes from him

  • SnIpEs

    Damn, thats a STRONG verse right there. I wish i had gotten into his music more when i was a lil younger. But i just started hearin sum of his stuff last year :-(
    (*Hand in SERIOUS late pass)…..

  • SHOWMAN3000

    ‘Put out more material’?

    Man y’all need to go to Dubcnn.com and download his hip-hop Weekly series he did a freestyle for 52 weeks.

    Better yet download his Block Obama mixtape and his Block Obama 2 EP and his St. Valentines Day Bossacre and his Life After DeathRow/Young Boss 2 and his Young Boss 1 and all his numerous features he had for the past 10 years. This man has tons of music floating everywhere he’s just not known like most mainstream artists that get consistant radio/video play.

    We’ve been waiting on his B.O.S.S.(Beginning of Something Serious) album for the longest which sounded like it was gonna be hot based on his leaked songs.

  • bonedawg73

    good lookin

  • cester456

    Regrets sleeping on this …

  • whoa!!!!