LA Emcee R-Mean Releases Single “Jurassic Park” Feat Crooked I and King Los


True talent can’t be purchased or manufactured because it comes from above. R-Mean uses his God given talent to make music in the spirit of positive energy. He elegantly unites the classic Hip Hop spirit of yesterday with the innovative sounds of today’s Rap music. R-Mean is of Armenian descent and he is on a path to reaching international superstardom. The wordsmith has appeared on Sway In The Morning on Shade 45 Sirius/XM Radio as well as MTV’s RapFix and MTV Jams.

In 2013, he collaborated with multi-platinum rapper The Game on a single entitled “Lost Angels.” Armed with a pen, a microphone and an unshakeable will to succeed, R-Mean is already making an impact with his latest single entitled “Jurassic Park” featuring Crooked I and King Los. The song is a smash! It is the first single off of R-Mean’s greatly anticipated album called “7 Deadly Sins,” which is scheduled to be released on 7/7/15. Check out more on R-Mean on

Watch The “Shady CXVPHER”, Featuring Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf & Eminem

Shady 2.0 goes acapella in their latest lyrical exercise Continue reading Watch The “Shady CXVPHER”, Featuring Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf & Eminem

Listen Now: Joe Young Ft. Crooked I & K Young – Put My City On

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Emcee Joe Young returns with another banger, “Put My City On,” featuring Shady Records/Slaughterhouse member Crooked I & the accomplished songwriter/singer K. Young, whose credits include 50 Cent, Diddy, and Rick Ross.

Young commented on putting the record together, calling working with Crooked I a challenge, saying:  “I initially had a record with Crooked I called “Where I’m From,” which also featured K. Young, produced by DJ Khalil.  But we had another hungry producer by the name of Cartune Beatz that had the beat for “Put My City On.”  So K. Young came with the hook, and it was his idea.  Since I’m comfortable working with lyrical artists, I decided to put Crooked on this one, because I felt he was the best choice at the time, and I’m a big fan of Slaughterhouse and lyricism.  It was challenging doing a record with him.”

Listen to the track above and let us know what you think.

Watch The 1st Episode Of Eminem’s ‘ Road To Total Slaughter’ Battle Rap Reality Show

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The first episode of the much anticipated and hyped ‘Road To Total Slaughter’ reality show that leads up to the ‘Total Slaughter’ battle which takes places on July 12th is finally here.

Throughout the course of the show the 8 rappers will battle it out to earn a spot in the final which will take place at the ‘Total Slaughter’ event.  The name of the show which is produced by Eminem stems from Shady Records mega group Slaughterhouse – consisting of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz & Crooked I – with the group being judges on the show itself. Also   Joe Budden will be battling Hollow Da Don at ‘Total Slaughter’  .  In addition Murda Mook & Loaded Lux, who serve as coaches on Road To Slaughter, will also battle each other on July 12th to round the stacked event that’s going to be airing live on PPV.

The first episode of the show which airs on Fuse TV pits Cortez in a surprise battle with T-Rex, who wasn’t announced as an original member of the show but instead has to battle his way in.  Check out the first episode (uncensored) below.  If you prefer to just watch the battle itself, click HERE.

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Slaughterhouse Release New Mixtape “House Rules” Listen To It Here

The House Always Wins Continue reading Slaughterhouse Release New Mixtape “House Rules” Listen To It Here

Listen To Crooked I’s New Joint “Against All Odds”


Crooked Follows Up BET Hip-Hop Awards Appearance With New Music 


After shutting down the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers with his Slaughterhouse bandmates, Crooked I keeps the punchlines coming with a new joint. Crooked take shots at swag rappers and drops dope line after dope line in this new leak which features an interpolation of 2Pac’s famed “Against All Odds” track.

Slaughterhouse is gearing up for the release of their third album which is tentatively untitled but is rumored to be executive produced by super-producer Just Blaze. Check out the new Crooked I solo track and if you missed the Slaughterhouse cypher watch it here.


Check Out Slaughterhouse Freestyle On BBC Radio 1xtra

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“Say life’s a b*tch, I gave her the wedding ring”

Slaughterhouse goes off the top on Charlie Sloth‘s show on BBC Radio 1xtra. The House Gang goes over Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Board” for the “Fire In The Booth” series.

Prior to getting into his freestyle, Budden gets the plugs out the way and announces a new album coming soon for the lyrical group.

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Watch Crooked I Ft. Tena Jones “Nobody Cares” Video

Crooked I Nobody Cares Crooked I continues to release the visuals this time for his track featuring Tena Jones entitled “Nobody Cares.”

Crooked I is continuing to drop visuals from his latest album Apex Predator.

Today, Crook brings us the visuals for his Tena Jones assisted track entitled “Nobody Cares.”

The video portrays the harsh reality of a single mother trying to provide for her daughter, faced with the everyday obstacles of finding something to eat, just to see tomorrow.

With people dying out in the streets and children starving in the streets, the real question emerges; does anybody care?

Check out Crooked I’s “Nobody Cares,” featuring Tena Jones below.

Previous: Watch Crooked I’s “No Sleep Gang.”

– John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)

Crooked I Is Up All Night In “No Sleep Gang”

Crooked I Crooked I keeps the hype moving with a new visual to “No Sleep Gang,” from his latest project.

Crooked I’s latest album Apex Predator is fresh off the release and with the hype at-peak, Crook decides to continue the moment by releasing a visual to a choice-song off the project entitled “No Sleep Gang.”

Check out the insomniac visuals below as Crooked turns up with no signs of sleep.

– John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)


Recap: Slaughterhouse Slays The Highline Ballroom

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Tuesday night at the Highline Ballroom, stans of a rare breed of rap supergroup impatiently awaited the arrival of their favorite quartet.

A scarlet-lit stage punctured by strobe lights set the tone for Slaughterhouse – comprised of wordsmiths Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Royce da 5’9” – to wage a lyrical blood bath.

Super-producer !llmind manned the ones n’ twos prefacing the entrance of the slaughters, dropping some instrumentals mixed in with hip-hop from yester-year and day alike.

He asked the spectator-studded room “Who’s ready for a new Slaughterhouse album?” After referencing collaborators like AraabMuzik and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, he acknowledged feeling honored to be a part of the same production as them and the group as a whole.

About 20 minutes after the scheduled showtime, Crooked I was the first man of the hour to enter the stage to his “No Sleep Gang.” Next to emerge from the bullpen was Brooklyn-representer Joell Ortiz embedded by his “Hip-Hop” followed by Royce with his “Boom” and finishing with Joe Budden to his “Ordinary Love Shit Part 3.”

The first track for them to crack the mic with was appropriately “Microphone,” followed by a set laced with favorites from Slaughterhouse, On The House, and welcome to: Our House.

Among the executed numbers was “Onslaught 2,” “Frat House,” “Die,” “Asylum,” “Fast Lane,” “Weight Scale,” “My Life,” and “NBA.”

The quartet invited the independent R&B crooner and SLV-member Emanny out to the stage for “Who I Am” and later on to accompany Budden for “She Don’t Put It Down.”

Packed with energy, comedy, and confidence, the group had the audience engaged and singing, spitting along the whole way through. In fact, Budden had the DJ bring his verse on “Truth or Truth” back just for the crowd to narrate it for him themselves; fortunately, they were able to do so successfully, leaving Budden wearing a grin of fulfillment he couldn’t wipe off for the rest of the track.

Later in the show, Crooked I gave a sentimental soliloquy a capella on which he – like so many artists throughout the nation – vocalized his feelings over the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman. His lyrical therapy expanded into further politics and racial issues, providing for a thought-provoking listening experience.

To balance out his darker moment, Crooked I later commented on statements he’s heard regarding the group needing to sober up; he let his fellow group members know that they can stay sober, while he continues to “turn up” on their behalf.

Other moments of comic relief were Joe Budden telling the audience a hackneyed joke, asking them “What sound does a gay cow make?” Of course, the answer was an unnecessarily elongated “hay.” Shortly after, he admitted that despite touring with Ortiz for years now, he still has no clue what “Yaowa” really means. After Ortiz instigated him with several consecutive Yaowa chants, he asked Budden, “What sound does a gay cow make on his last album?” The answer? “Mood Muzik.” And the crowd clamored at their playful, sibling-like rivalry.

The slaughters strategically rotated in and out of the spotlight, allowing each to get individual shine throughout the night which they owned collectively. You can tell they really do have something special, and that they genuinely came through to tear it up for their fans who continue to support them and witness them evolve.

Prior to making their exit, Joell Ortiz proclaimed that, “This next album is fucking retarded.” Budden complemented Ortiz’s statement saying “There aren’t too many groups out there like us…We’re invested in ya’ll just as much as ya’ll are invested in us.” He then thanked all of Slaughterhouse’s fans for being vocal about the quality they want from the group they admire, assuring them that they’ve been heard.

“Hammer Dance” was, of course, the last dance of the evening.

Take a look at some exclusive flicks from the night’s festivities, and stay tuned for the house’s impending sophomore Shady Records release.


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