For most Top 40 rap singles, you can expect the respective instrumentals will be claiming rape within months of release. However, only the brave seem to be daring enough to give Lil Wayne’s bare-bones, acoustic-guitar-laden single a stab. That said, Crooked I putting himself up to the task sounds about right. Apparently, love is overlooked in Crook’s hood because instead of sticking to Weezy’s sappy sentiment, this LBC powerhouse teaches youngbloods how to survive when compassion stops paying your bills.
Planet C.O.B. Vol. 2 drops July 12.
Crooked I – “How To Thug”