Crooked I’s Letter to Prodigy

No… it’s not a song haha. In Punching Bag P’s recent blog, he had a few choice words for Crooked I. Not one to bite his tongue, Crook pens his own letter letting P know how they do it out West. Blurb below, full entry can be viewed at the link.

All things considered, there is a price for speaking on a real nigga sideways. Out west we call this price a ‘fade’. I need you to catch my fade, in other words, fight me 1 on 1. Nobody else, just you and me. I’ll wait for your release date since I don’t forget about shit.

READ: Crooked I – Letter to Prodigy
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~ by Shake on March 9, 2009.

45 Responses to “Crooked I’s Letter to Prodigy”

  1. i’m surprised this ninja prodigy didn’t put his name on that list 5 times dy-lan style.

  2. awww please what the fuck is this myspace rapper blabbing about? is he mad cause he didn’t make p’s top 40 list?? fuck outtaaa hereeee old ass bum

  3. it’s been a while since there’s been any real music on this site

  4. ^^or it’s you sleeping on shit.
    http://2dopeboyz.com/2009/03/09/nero-vs-quest-sky-might-fall-rmx/

    whatever floats your boat though, since you know… i should bow to your every need.

  5. evidently you didn’t read the letter

  6. at hellyeah

  7. are florida and rich boy going to write a letter to p as well?? that shows you how desperate crooked i is….dude got all excited and shit cause p mentioned his name….how pathetic

  8. dood put gunit and remy ma on the list.. and then says who is crooked i. cmon

  9. crooked i is an internet entity….everyone on that list had a better career than him

  10. ^^^u mad?

  11. crooked is the shit……..shake ban this guy hellyeah please…..

  12. im still looking for kinda like a big deal…anyone else?

  13. yeah shake ban hellyeah for speaking hsi mind…lets keep this crooked i groupies convention “haters” free…cmon

  14. co-sign shippskelly

  15. ^^^^
    For someone who hates crooked so much, u take allot of time postin about the man………if u don’t like em don’t waste the effort

  16. Crooked is talented but not relatively successful, I understand why florida & rich boy piss him off, but crooked got some nice lines. I mean how many prodigy quotables are there? Crooked can pull off unexpected lines and he’s not an idiot like most rappers.

  17. word. yea shippskelly & uzi
    I inquired bout it in the nahright comments section but that obviously didn’t help.
    I hope this ain’t like love lockdown, anticipation then disappointment.

  18. Everyones letter to Prodigy: STFU.

    seriously we all knew this dude was gonna slip up and talk shit about the wrong guy. this can be all resolved by Crooked dropping an Ether and us never hearing from P again

  19. and LMAO @ the end of his letter 2 P:

    “P.S. Do some push-ups”

  20. @ Kush

    naw it cant be cuz the EW review of the track states its kanye rappin w/o autotune

  21. Crook just speaking his mind, the fighting thing is another story, Hellyeah reminds me of unexpekted_dmv how they attack one certain artist haha but it’s cool no hate though

  22. i dont see none of this happenin, just blabberin.. they both talented, why not share the mic? people think one sided always, never seeing the whole picture.. we as a fans of good music should un-agitate artists, keep them on the right course… shit, we fans and supporters are the ones creating their careers, so why should we support shit talking and fighting when we have musical careers in our hands.. THINK

  23. we want clipse! we want clipse!

  24. Prodigy deserves this. in most cases i would agree with you Ra,but not this one. Prod has been whack for quite some time,and his keyboard types way to many checks that his mouth cant cash. so my opinion,Let Crook lyrically slaughter his sorry ass and move on

  25. @vmac

    Well ive enjoyed Prodigys latest efforts, the paranoid HNIC 2 and booming Product Of The 80’s.. yeah ive seen Prodigy change on lyrics side of things, but he def catch me off guard with his new ish. I cant agree with almost 90% of shit hes saying, but i dont really care about that, all i do care is when i can hear some new P projects. See i loved the era when all these beefs and other controversy was exciting because all you heard was rumors, it had this mystical feeling in it.. there were less outlets to yap on. Crook can go at him with ease, i know itll be something dope when crook comes up with ethering, but it dont really affect p, we’ve seen this.. he never ever backs down.. prodigy has unbelievable longetivity.. theres always a good amount of people supporting his moves, thats positive… so why go at him.. i didnt like when joey spent one whole verse from his album to bash P, it was like shitting in the forest, nobody smells that.. i want artists to think like professionals, not taking shit personally, thats something good to remember in our own private lifes too.. dont take it too personal haha.. but lets see what happens if somethings bout to happen… im willing to tune in!

  26. lol @ sickle cell P still talkin shit he cant back up but crook should just keep it on wax tho

  27. I COMMEND CROOKED I ON ASKING FOR A HEAD UP INSTEAD OF MAKING A DISS RECORD BECAUSE I DON’T BELIEVE IN MAKIN A DISS RECORD TOWARDS A LEGEND. I TOO WOULD NOT THROW BACK SHOTS AT A PERSON THAT DID A LOT FOR THE HIP-HOP GAME THAT I RESPECT. I’D PUT MY EGO ASIDE.

    NO MATTER WHAT THE LEGEND SAYS I BELIEVE YOU SHOULD BE QUITE AND DO YOU. UNLESS 1 OF 3 THINGS HAPPEN; 1. IT BECOMES PHYSICAL 2. HE CALLS YA FAMILY OUT 3. HE DISSES YOU TOO MANY TIMES

    PRODIGY WAS ACTUALLY IN MY TOP 5 AT POINT IN HISTORY AND MOBB DEEP WAS IN MY TOP 3 GROUPS OF ALL TIME AT ONE POINT UNTIL I REALIZED HOW FAKE AND DISLOYAL THE NIGGA IS.

    A LOT OF PEOPLE EITHER 4GOT OR DON’T REMEMBER THAT HE WAS GONNA BREAL=K UP MOBB DEEP THE GROUP AND THE CAMP (CREW OF STREET NIGGAS THAT ALSO WORK 4 ‘EM) TO PURSUE HIS SOLO CAREER W/OUT MEETIN W/ THEM OR NOTHING. JUST LEFT NIGGAS JOBLESS ETC.

    THERE WAS NO MARKET FOR HIS SOLO ENDEAVOURS EXCEPT FOR “MOBB DEEP” AND LOW AND BEHOLD 50 CENT COMES ALONG. THE SAME MAN WHO DISSED THEM AND THEY HAD WORDS ABOUT ON RADIO. NEXT THING THE SAME NIGGAS WHO WERE SO STREET AND LOYAL SIGN W/ A NIGGA THAT WAS AGAINST THEM. FAKE! AT THE TIME U HAD NASS BACK BUT U SIGNED TO G-UNIT. WOW!

    NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN IT’S G-UNIT FOR LIFE AND YOU GOT IT TATTOOED??? WOW! I NEVER THOUGHT IN A MILLION YEARS I WOULD STOP LIKING PRODIGY. HE WAS MY FAVORITE RAPPER BY FAR AND NOW I CAN’T EVEN STAND TO HEAR A WORD COME OUT HIS MOUTH FAR LESS TO READ IT.

    PRODIGY TALKS ABOUT “LYRICS” AND “REALNESS” BUT WAS GONNA LEAVE HIS BOY HAVOC BEHIND AND ROCK W/ ALCHEMIST TO PURSUE A SOLO CAREER. THIS COMING FROM A MAN THAT TITLES HIS ALBUM “RETURN OF THE MAC”??

    AS ANNOYING AS YOUR MUSIC AND OPINIONS ARE THESE DAYS I STILL LABEL YOU AS A LEGEND, A LYRICIST AND PIONEER IN YOUR GENERATION PRIOR TO THE SIGNING TO G-UNIT. EVERYTHING YOU DID ON G-UNIT WAS WAK! G-UNIT WAS POPPIN BUT U WEREN’T.

  28. Prodigy…is this guy fuckin serious? Crooked I been puttin down some realness for a minute. Don’t get me wrong, prodigy can be tight, but its real hit or miss with this clown. I’m really diggin Crooked’s angle about the scenario: “shut the fuck up, and lets bang it out.” Thats some G shit! He aint even on no punk ass gun play, just wanna split a haters lip. I can dig that.

  29. ****
    OPPS = A LOT OF PEOPLE EITHER 4GOT OR DON’T REMEMBER THAT HE WAS GONNA BREAK UP MOBB DEEP THE GROUP AND MOBB DEEP’S CAMP (CREW OF STREET NIGGAS THAT ALSO WORK 4 THEM) TO PURSUE HIS SOLO CAREER W/OUT MEETIN W/ THE TEAM OR NOTHING. HE JUST LEFT NIGGAS JOBLESS ETC.

    THERE WAS NO MARKET FOR HIS SOLO ENDEAVOURS EXCEPT FOR THE GROUP “MOBB DEEP” AND LOW AND BEHOLD 50 CENT COMES ALONG. THE SAME MAN WHO DISSED THEM AND THEY HAD WORDS ABOUT ON RADIO. NEXT THING THE SAME NIGGAS WHO WERE SO STREET AND LOYAL SIGN W/ A NIGGA THAT WAS AGAINST THEM. FAKE! 50 WOULDN’T SIGN PRODIGY AS A SOLO ACT HE WANTED THE GROUP AND 50 WOULDN’T BUDGE. THAT’S WHY PRODIGY TRIED TO WORK A DEAL W/ KOCH CUZ G-UNIT WOULDN’T DO IT UNLESS IT WAS ON PRODIGY’S LABEL THAT WAS UNDER G-UNIT. OBVIOUSLY THAT’S LESS MONEY FOR P SO HE WENT TO KOCH.

    SIGNING TO G-UNIT WAS A FAKE MOVE BECAUSE NOT ONLY WERE THEY ENEMIES BUT AT THE TIME MOBB DEEP HAD NAS’S BACK BUT YET THEY SIGNED TO G-UNIT KNOWING THAT NAS WAS BEEFIN W/ 50. WOW!

  30. Trigga-A sai
    ^^^
    WELL SAID HOMIE!

  31. BY THE WAY CROOKED I IS HARD BODY FOR THIS LETTER! THIS SHIT IS REAL NIGGA TALK! WOW:

    I read your letter and you disrespectfully mentioned my name. If you don’t know why Vibe magazine chose to put me in the Best Rapper Alive issue maybe you should have researched me before you wrote what you wrote. Since you have time on your hands, you should check out week 1 thru 52 of my historical Hip Hop Weekly series. Week 33 was a freestyle over your song ‘Get Away’ (one of my favorite Mobb Deep songs). All things considered, there is a price for speaking on a real nigga sideways. Out west we call this price a ‘fade’. I need you to catch my fade, in other words, fight me 1 on 1. Nobody else, just you and me. I’ll wait for your release date since I don’t forget about shit.

    P.S. Do some push ups.

  32. blood money was one of the worst CDs i’ve ever heard, seen, or heard of….

    crooked I would destroy prodigy’s weak flow and his skeletal cracked out body

  33. wow, i lost a lot of respect for P after reading that list: gross

  34. NO DISRESPECT TO ANY OF THESE PEOPLE I’M ABOUT TO MENTION BUT HE DISSES CROOKED I BUT HE PUTS MISSY ELLIOT ON HIS TOP 40 LIST?

    HE PUTS REMY MA ON HIS LIST?? WHAT DA FUCK! FEMALE FOR FEMALE HE DOESN’T PUT QUEEN LATIFAH OR EVEN LAURYN HILL BEFORE REMY MA??? IS THIS NIGGA SMOKIN THE PAINT OF THE WALLS IN THE CELL?

    AGAIN NO DISRESPECT BUT THIS NIGGA CONTINUES TO PUT YOUNG JEEZY AND G-UNIT? IN THE TOP FUCKING 40 MY NIGGA? WHAT DA FUCK????

    HE PUTS PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL CARVING THEIR LEGACY TO BEING IN THE TOP. THEY COULD EASILY GO ON THE DECLINE AND RUIN THEIR LEGACY TO HOW COULD HE ALREADY PUT PEOPLE LIKE LUDACRIS, YOUNG JEEZY, KANYE WEST ETC. IN THE TOP 40 ALL TIME???

    THIS NIGGA RAP THERAPY. I WOULD PUT HIS OWN GROUP IN THE TOP 40 B4 SOME OF THE PEOPLE HE MENTIONED. THIS NIGGA IS DELUSIONAL. HE’S LIKE ONE OF THOSE OLD MA’FUCKAS IN THE RETIREMENT HOME W/ ALZHEIMER!

  35. ****
    HE PUTS PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL CARVING THEIR LEGACY IN BECOMING TOP 40 MC. THEY COULD EASILY GO ON THE DECLINE AND RUIN THEIR LEGACY IN BECOMING TOP 40. HOW COULD HE ALREADY PUT PEOPLE LIKE LUDACRIS, YOUNG JEEZY, KANYE WEST ETC. IN THE TOP 40 ALL TIME??? THEY STILL GOT SOME GROUND TO GAIN TO BE THERE HOMIE AND IF THEY ARE SO ARE A LOT OF OTHER MC’S.

    THIS NIGGA NEED RAP THERAPY. I WOULD PUT HIS OWN GROUP IN THE TOP 40 B4 SOME OF THE PEOPLE HE MENTIONED. THIS NIGGA IS DELUSIONAL. HE’S LIKE ONE OF THOSE OLD MA’FUCKAS IN THE RETIREMENT HOME W/ ALZHEIMER!

  36. P.S. Do some push ups. Fuckin Priceless.

    Who wants to place a bet Prodigy don’t show?
    He to small to be fightin big Niggas

  37. I’m a fan of Prodigy and Mobb Deep but nigga! don’t speak disrespectfully about Crooked, he’s the best emcee out right now in my opinion and the dude keeps it real… I don’t know what P said but he shouldn’t have said it

  38. THIS NIGGA IS LOONEY TUNES. HE SAID!:

    “I was just readin Vibe Magazines “Best Rapper Alive 2008″ article and that is
    a perfect example of the kind of fools we have in this world, in this day and time.

    Vibe says the 920,000 people voted for it. I would personally Bitch Slap all
    920,000 of the voters if given the opportunity. Who in the fuck picked
    Crooked I, Flo Rida and Rich Boy? How did Vibe approve of this?”

    THE LINK TO IT: http://www.unkut.com/images/prodigy-letter-3.jpg

  39. @ Kush – “How many quoteables does Prodigy have?”

    A few. P is serious with it, but I was feeling like he was way out of line (and has been lately) claiming Crooked I doesn’t belong on that list.

    He had words for Big Pooh of LB for writing a pretty convincing blog about how P fell off, from a fan’s perspective. You never know his being locked up will effect someone, but P has about lost it now. Every letter he’s more off than before.

    He put some wack rappers on his top list, it was like someone read him an MTV list, and he just rearranged it and threw some friends in.

    His list was way off, and I would’ve put him on it – and Crooked I.

    ^LMAO at not putting himself 5 times!

  40. I can agree with varying aspects of what Prodigy wrote. For example, I agree that a vicious cycle brought upon by the radio and corporate heads ruined people’s perception of rap and it’s role in hip-hop. They being DJs, talk show hosts, corporate executives, etc aren’t only to blame. There are reasons why there are shifts in the presentation of various rap styles and it’s due to us, the consumer. Though, we become bored because it becomes played out – often due to over saturation – but we still accept the DJ’s playlists and don’t act to change the situation. The cycle was mainly created/perpetuated by corporate figures looking to make a dime off hip-hop but continues due to everyones role.

    He talks about rap used to belong to the elite. I understand what he’s trying to state. That there was a common recognition of great, talented rappers where as today there’s a general feeling that anyone can pass – images are manufactures and sold to a precise degree despite ability. Because the talented ones aren’t recognized at a mainstream level due to politricks, the internet has allowed them to exist in the public sphere. Similarly, aspiring rappers can now exist in the public sphere by the internet. The rappers pool has increased ten times due to the wonder of the internet. I find this to be a positive then a negative.

    So, his top 40 list is tight, I would switch a couple cats out and add a couple different figures but the majority of it is hard to hate on.

    Likewise I can’t help but to feel a lot of rappers of a certain style get mad when another style gets popular. For example, East Coast catching feelings when West Coast grew big and the same today while Southern cats rule the airwaves. I think variation is a positive sign that hip-hop grows. If it doesn’t change with time, it’ll die.

    While, Prodigy preaches on about mental slavery I can’t take him serious. These are choices we all make as individuals. The white man blame game concerning one’s choices on clothing and jewelery is pathetic. Furthermore, he’s in prison so it all seems a tad bit hypocritical.

    Additionally, he’s been in the game since he was like 12, similar to Lil Wayne, and it’s hard for me to believe he’s been living the street life.

  41. FUCK PRODIGY
    stupid mothfucka
    crooked would destroy this bitch
    C.O.B we finna ride on these mothafuckas
    and you haters go suck on a dick while talking shit
    mothafuckas need to realize who they fuckin with
    C.O.B this aint no mothafuckin lilwayne or these bitch mothafuckas
    pac already shut these fuckin kids up

  42. […] Read the original:  Crooked I’s Letter to Prodigy […]

  43. wow, I am not a crooked I fan, but this makes me like him more. prodigy has been getting gay lately. going off on conspiracy theories and divisive bull shit. Return of the mack was tight, but he is really over. Im glad someone told him hes a bitch. fuck prodigy, ill check crookeds next shit more carefully.

  44. he bout to smash on p like saigon did to him!

  45. all you people talking shit about Crooked I need to do what you tells you to in the letter. STFU until you actually listen to some of his stuff. How are you gonna be talking shit about a cat you never listened to? Listen to his hip hop weekly freestyles, then compare his lyrics to P’s on Blood Money and HNIC pt 2. There’s no comparison: Crooked I right now would murder P lyrically. So I think he has a right to respond to the guy who dissed him.

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