American rapper from Long Beach, California, better known by his stage names Crooked I and KXNG Crooked. The name "Crooked I" comes from the malt liquor beverage St. Ides, whose logo has a crooked letter "I" on the label. The "I" also stands for Intriago, an adopted gangster moniker common amongst hip hop MCs like Nas (aka Escobar) and The Notorious B.I.G. (aka Frank White). Crooked I is currently CEO of his own record label, Dynasty Entertainment, and Senior Vice President of Treacherous Records
. Before he became his own boss, he was also signed to Virgin Records, and most notably, Death Row Records, where he spent four years working with Suge Knight.