Crooked I: “None Of The West Coast OGs Do Shit”

Things apparently aren’t too peachy on the West. Actually, per Crooked I, the coast couldn’t be more divided. While New West soldiers like Crooked, Glasses Malone and Spider Loc, among others, form a united front; they’ve received little to no love from their elders.

“It’s a lot of west pride, but it’s a lot of phony unity,” Crooked told XXLMag.com. “It’s like, ‘Let’s get on a mixtape together’ and then, ‘I don’t give a fuck what happens to you when you need a studio.’ The radio stations need to be more in tune with what’s going on on the streets of the west, so the radio can even support more.”

“The main unity we got on the West Coast is the New West movement,” he continued. “If it wasn’t from the New West, it wouldn’t be no unity on the West Coast. What you got is dudes that’s up-and-coming and sick of the bullshit. And they’re like, ‘we fin to band together.’”

While New York’s front is arguably more fragmented than the West’s, Crooked does give the big apple props on one thing.

“In the east back in the day, the OGs when they laid the foundation for hip-hop, they also did things to preserve it for the next generation,” he explained. “That didn’t really happen on the West Coast, so the next generation is like fatherless kids.”

“The OGs, I don’t see none of them niggas,” he added. “None of them reach back, none of them try to help, none of them do shit, because they was raised in the old days. Get yours and fuck the rest.” –Marvin Brandon

  • DMV hustler

    for some reason i just dont like this dude, i dont know what it is.

    he sounds like nothing special to me, just another rapper in the game.

    • http://xxlmag.com T

      Hoe ass nigga its just something about u i don’t like. I don’t know what it is, but you just seem like another lame ass nigga on xxl.com!

    • http://xxlmag.com T

      Hoe ass nigga its just something about you i don’t like! I don’t know what it is but you seem like another lame on xxl.com!

    • EReal

      He’s not a rapper, douche, he’s an MC.

  • Deep

    i no wut it is u dont like about him.

    1. he sucks deeez nuts
    2. he a foney ass death row lookalike
    3. he prolly aint even from the west coast

    • EReal

      4. Neither of u know your earholes from your assholes.
      5. You’re eithe Wayne or Game stans which means you dont know shit about flows, rhyme structure / schemes, or content, making you irrelevent.

      • iLL G

        hahaha co sign!! irrelevant children. pick up a coloring book faggots!

  • gvillin

    DMV hustler says:

    for some reason i just dont like this dude, i dont know what it is.

    i will tell you y u don’t like him because your not him that makes you a hater.

    love conquers hate!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stuey

    Crooked has potential, just shitty beats and a lack of support are holding him back.

  • Self-Educated

    But he’s right. Ain’t no unity out there. None. I would’ve expect more outta Snoop and Cube at least. Bishop Lamont is my favorite out west right now.

    • D-Block

      yea them old ma fuckas are busy with there country music and little girl playin football bitch ass movies

  • DETROIT

    so if you’re from cali, you expect cali niggas to give a fuck about your success? rappers are becoming more and more bitchmade by the day! maybe the reason that the og’s don’t fuck with these niggas is cuz the og’s are too busy tryin to get their money doing some other shit. if i were to start rappin, i wouldn’t expect eminem to put me on, or give me free studio time. I didn’t grow up with him, he’s not my cousin, so what if he’s from warren and i’m from detroit, he don’t owe me shit! THESE NIGGAS NEED TO GROW SOME NUTS! krs 1 said that he had $50, enough for on hour of studio time, when he recorded “south bronx”. therfore he did it in one take…he didn’t call run dmc and ask to use their studio for free. COME ON MAN!

    • iLL G

      good muthaphuckin point!

  • jetblue

    yall dumb fucks dont understand.
    another thing crooked i is one of the illest mc to ever breath. line 4 line murder any mc.
    DMV hustler do your research n get off BET. crooked hasnt spit a wack verse since fuck ever its usually classic. the 52 hip hop weekly all the featuring the classic mixtapes not even ur nas or lil wayne could spit like him

  • jetblue

    yall dumb fucks dont understand.
    another thing crooked i is one of the illest mc to ever breath. line 4 line murder any mc.
    DMV hustler do your research n get off BET. crooked hasnt spit a wack verse since fuck ever its usually classic. the 52 hip hop weekly all the featuring the classic mixtapes not even ur nas or lil wayne could spit like him. one more thing bishop is alright but boring every 4 tracks if wasnt wit dr dre you wont even like brainwashed people

  • haaaa

    all yall niggas wack shut the fuck up and get a life……………. i bet im not here to read u lames response cause bitch i’s stoppin thru got better shit to do……….

    • http://xxlmag.com T

      Man shut yo weak ass up and learn to type a complete sentence!

  • Manny78d

    sounds like somebody got that recession blues ! Keep it movin and get paid slim !

    DMV, WE GO HARD !!

    • http://xxlmag.com T

      Hoe ass nigga you go soft!

      • Manny78d

        “you go soft”….. c’mon pussy

        Is that the best you can do bitch ? If you gonna do the e-thug thing at least put some thought into it.

        DMV, WE GO HARD !!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Dickrider Hater

          Yeah, I bet yall go hard, faggots.

  • Self-Educated

    What up doe Detroit, I be in the D too(Jefferson, Belle,Woodward,7,8 mile,etc.Nuthin but love 4 the city. Shane Park be live with the concerts. Just seen Teena Marie last week. Too many honeys to choose from.

    But 4 real, all Crooked is tryin to say is these OG’s ain’t showin no love when on record they be claiming they do and how much they love they city and shit.

    On some other shit though, who’s that brotha that has that song with Weezy from Detroit. Keep hearing it on WJLB but they never say his name That shit bangs. Who we looking 4 to come out the D’ this year. Blade used to hold it down years ago.

  • $ykotic

    It sounds like Crooked’s former Death Row affiliation MAY have blackballed him. Think about it.

  • DJGakaDIGGER

    Shit sounds like sour grapes to me, man. Crooked I just cries about how fucked up things are in his songs anyway and that G shit got boring along time ago….

  • mose

    WOW some of ya’ll are a bunch of ignorant fucks…crooked is speaking the TRUTH! and anyone who says crooked is wack, can’t be taken serious. “thats like saying krs can’t rap”

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check out My mixtape WHO’S BETTER? on my page.

  • RICHMONCALI

    Alot of you niggas are fooled cause you dont see what is really going on out here. Why would crooked be crying he Rich in the hood celeb… It’s these fake and phonies like snoop he is refering to talking about how they all for the west nigga aint been seen on the west. Like game telling niggas he got the whole west behind him get for real I fuck with niggas thats part of the new west movement and they aint fucking with game. This industry is so water down its a shame. Alot of you niggas get on here to do what you do best and hate. STop blogging and get your cake up so you wont have to envy the position these niggas in. I check these blogs to see what idiots have to say. If PAC was alive non of this shit would be popping off on the west like it is cause 1 thing about pac he know he had LOVE in th BAY say what you want but RICHMOND AND OAKLAND we get busy shoot first ask question laters ya faggots

    • iLL G

      u just ig’nant

  • TUNED2IT

    whaa-whaa-whaa…CRYBABY!

  • SOFAKING

    Crooked I is a hater…fuck him

  • buckets

    FUCK YO SOFA NIGGA……crooked i > your favorite rapper. don’t be mad

  • http://www.myspace.com/junclassic junclassic

    Crooked I gets it in! Dude got punchlines, a nasty flow, can out speed rap Twista, and he showin his hunger. Its a shame that Brothers like Cube or Snoop won’t reach back and help these dudes… I wonder what it is??

  • Town Business

    if crooked I was so solid he should have named specific names on the west… like his first boss suge knight… powder soft ass dude..

    And homie from the Rich.. I know your repping Richmond, but god dam spell that shit right. Anyhow you are right the Town and Rich do get busy that is why we never get shit over here like shows

  • yung storm

    i could care less how talented crooked i is. if you so dope worry bout your own career. and stop trying to ruffle feathers of those og’s that paved the way for you.since he wants to gather the west together and unify. how about y’all unify ya asses to the studio and do a west coast version of self destruction. cali can use a serious stop the violence movement with all the lame asses gang bangin out there.