Crooked I Channels Makaveli & Goes For Broke On Against All Odds (Audio)

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When you upset Crooked I, you’ve got problems. Following this week’s airing of Slaughterhouse’s 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, Crooked I does his rendition of 2Pac’s (as Makaveli) “Against All Odds.” While this is not a cover by any means, this is a thematic homage to the Don Killuminati closer, produced by Hurt-M-Badd.

While Crooked I signed to Death Row Records three years after 2Pac’s 1996 murder, the two ran in similar circles by way of Crook’s ties to Dogg Pound affiliate Big C-Style and 19th Street Records. Later on, when Suge Knight, from behind prison walls, appointed Crook the star of his troubled label, he’d replace Snoop Dogg with Crook on a new rendition of “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” that would appear on 2004’s Nu-Mixx Klazzics. Now rolling with ‘Pac’s longtime label Interscope Records, Crook shouts out Ja Rule, Scarface and 50 Cent on this song that seemingly attacks all the tight-shirt-wearing rappers who condone skirts. Take that for what it is…

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