Crooked I
Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist


3.5
great

Review

by Sobhi Youssef EMERITUS
November 14th, 2009 | 18 replies | 9,777 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The best Slaughterhouse affiliated release of the year.

Interestingly enough the best Slaughterhouse affiliated record this year comes not from the group as a whole or its most hyped members, but from the collective's left coast representative and his 7-track EP. A great lyricist with a west coast-typical gangsta flow, Crooked I is brilliant in repping (from here to Indonesia) the "two fingers twisted between your pinkie and trigger squeezer" with internal rhymes, alliteratives, catchy hooks, and punchlines galore. Of course, a lyricist is nothing without the proper beats (as witnessed by Slaughterhouse comrade Royce da 5'9"s disappointing Street Hop); this is where Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist delivers above its contemporaries. "U Shoulda Made a Phone Call" is an easy candidate for best track of 2009 - in large part due to Frequency's electrified-funk blended composition and an epic chorus via K. Young. The electronic circus continues sequentially with "One More Time" as delivered by P. Silva's Detroit-reminiscent beats (albeit slightly repetitive) and one of the most hilarious verses likely ever written: Bitches know niggas ain't shit // we cheat and lie // act like it ain't shit // so when we die // cremate us and put us in your douche // so we can run through that puss // one more time. While these two joints steal the show nearly completely (about one third of the record), Snoop makes an acceptable contribution to the throwback jam in "Guess Who's Back?" - it might not be cutting edge, but it makes your head nod.

After trimming a little fat, removing banal skits and alternate personalities, and embracing the compositional styles of his most effective tracks, Crooked I could potentially put out a modern classic. That said, there's a reason why he's been around 11 years and has yet to drop a solo LP: he's more of a mixtape or guest feature musician, and it doesn't seem as if he's ready for the quality control responsibilities inherent in undertaking such an endeavor. In the meantime, put this in your whip, crank up the bass, and nod your head; this is some raw west coast shit.



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kmagnum1x
November 14th 2009



260 Comments


sweet soundoff bro

kingsoby1
Emeritus
November 14th 2009



4939 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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hydeyomoney
November 15th 2009



934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

okay i need to check this out, i will be surprised if i like this better than new Royce.

good review.

theacademy
November 15th 2009



28232 Comments


Better than padded room? i donno...

kingsoby1
Emeritus
November 15th 2009



4939 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

U Shoulda Made a Phone Call is better by itself than every other Slaughterhouse joint this year.

Bulldog
November 15th 2009



3796 Comments


Hm, might check this out.

hydeyomoney
November 15th 2009



934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5


Better than padded room? i donno...


Joe Budden is so overrated by purists and such, but that albums a three, but it has nothing on Slaughterhouse's debut and Royce's latest.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
November 15th 2009



4939 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

padded room is a 2, slaughterhouse s/t a 2.5, royce a 3.

theacademy
November 15th 2009



28232 Comments


padded room + street hop >>>>> slaughterhouses s/t...like its not very close at all

also joe budden gets no recognition whatsoever on sputnik, but i do agree that he is a bit overrated elsewhere...idk i just really liked padded room

kingsoby1
Emeritus
November 15th 2009



4939 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i was being mean, padded room might be a 2.5 ;-p

HighandDriving
November 16th 2009



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Eh this will be good but no way is it gonna be better than Street Hop, no matter how flaw Street Hop may be.

Will D/L when I get home.

Digging: Nightmares - Suspiria

HighandDriving
November 17th 2009



3261 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

U Shoulda Made a Phone Call is such a banger.

Piglet
November 19th 2009



4651 Comments


mr. pig face? should have been pogface but whatever

cirq
November 19th 2009



9263 Comments


i, i get so high

qwe3
November 21st 2009



21353 Comments


Joe Budden is so overrated by purists and such


yes

MUNGOLOID
November 23rd 2009



4275 Comments


album cover has to be one of the worst of the year.

AnneFrank
December 19th 2009



271 Comments


haha, legal money in my right hand
illegal money in my left hand
fuckin great

cirq
April 8th 2010



9263 Comments


LBC!



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