|The Long Beach native says that Slaughterhouse could take a torch from N.W.A. with Dre's undivided attention.|
HipHopDX recently had the chance to sit down with Crooked I for an exclusive interview. In the interview, Crooked I talks about his newly released EP, In None We Trust: The Prelude, Slaughterhouse's sophomore album, his desire to work with Dr. Dre, and much more. Check out a piece of the interview below and click through for the full interview.
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DX: Now, another thing you had mentioned was that if you had it your way, Dr. Dre would produce tracks on this album. You also said that you had Dr. Dre beats lying around with Slaughterhouse’s name on it. Today, I’m wondering how that has progressed.
Crooked I: We did record something. You know? We did record something. [Pauses] Eh, I’m never going to be satisfied until I hear like five or six Slaughterhouse/Dr. Dre collabs. That’s just me, though. That’s me being a fan of Dr. Dre since I was a f**kin’ kid. That’s also me understanding that a Slaughterhouse and Dre collab could be potentially 2012-N.W.A. type sh*t. In my mind, if I was in control of this sh*t, I don’t want nothing laid back. I don’t want nothing that’s going to be mistaken for a club banger. I want some sh*t that sounds like straight mothaf**kin’ chaos, rebellious lyrics, some I-don’t-give-a-f**k attitude, and some 2012 Dr. Dre/N.W.A. type sh*t going on in that f**kin’ beat. If you give me that, I guarantee you we’ll shut the f**kin’ game down with them songs. Guaranteed because that’s what’s missing right now: high quality production and I-don’t-give-a-f**k mentality on the mic. Since the recession in Hip Hop, those budgets are smaller now. The budgets are so small right now. It’s funny because I’ve been in the game for so long. Some people are recording whole albums with what we used to call an advance, just for our pockets. So, when they do get that high profile producer, they gotta do something that’s gonna hit iTunes and Billboard heavy, and the radio. So, they gotta get more bang for their buck. That’s why you might hear a high profile producer and an artist making the same kind of songs all the f**kin’ time because the record companies try to get as much bang for their buck for a producer that’s charging them an arm and a leg. But, when you say, “F**k all of that. F**k what the radio talkin’ about. F**k what iTunes’ or Billboard’s talkin’ about. Let’s go in this mothaf**ka and make some sh*t, some we-don’t-give-a-f**k sh*t.” That’s what kind of sh*t I want to do with Dr. Dre.
DX: And that hasn’t all the way happened yet?
Crooked I: Nah, it ain’t happen yet. If it did, I’d be like, “We got a surprise for you.” [Laughs] Nah, that ain’t happen but that’s not saying that it won’t happen. I’m definitely a persistent dude and I’m glad you asked me this question because every time this pops up, we get a step closer to that sh*t happening. It gets on everybody’s radar and they say, “Yeah, Crook really wants to do this.” [Laughs] It’s gon’ happen. It will happen. When it do, it’s gonna change Hip Hop for that moment in time.