After five long years waiting for his highly anticipated album release, Crooked I has officially severed all ties and legally left, Death Row Records.
Last month, we reported that Crooked I had left Death Row Records, which was true, but wasn’t 100% finished as Crooked I was still ironing out the legal issues.
Following our report, Death Row Records spokesperson, Jonathan Wolfson, released a statement saying Crooked I may be jealous of Kurupt’s new album dropping before his and that he was still legally signed with Death Row.
“Crooked I is still signed,” Wolfson said in a past released statement. “This all stems from the upcoming release of Kurupt’s album ‘Against The Grain.’ There might have been a jealously element because Kurupt’s new album is dropping first.”
Now it is official, Crooked I has left and is heading his own label Dynasty Records. According to Crooked I, he is still on good terms with his now former label.
“I’m not bitter about it,” Crooked I said to Ballerstatus.net. “It was just time for me to go.”
That’s not it, Crooked I has just inked a distribution deal with Universal Records for his imprint Dynasty Records. His still untitled debut album is due later this year.
To hold fans off until his official album comes out, Crooked I will be dropping a new mixtape titled Young Boss: Dynasty Mixtape Vol. 1. The mixtape will have remixed tracks from this year and last year’s hottest beats with Crooked I and his Dynasty roster gracing the track with their vocals. It is expected to be available on the Dynasty Records website in the next couple weeks.
A contest is also being held for someone to design the mixtape cover with a chance to win signed CDs and a goodies bag.