Dominic Wickliffe, best known as Crooked I, is a Long Beach, CA rapper and also a member of the hip hop collaborative group Slaughterhouse, which includes rappers Royce da 5'9", Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz. Since his first record label signing in 1995, Crooked I has worked with Snoop Dogg, joined Death Row as an artist and released a critically applauded mixtape, Young Boss Vol. 1
, in 2004. He released the single "No Competition" digitally in 2011 and hit the BET Hip Hop Awards stage the same year for a cypher performance.