KXNG Crooked spews straight bars on his latest offering, “Welcome to Planet X,” off his forthcoming album Good Vs. Evil. Here, the Slaughterhouse member tackles society’s ills on top of an eerie beat alongside his Shady Records boss Eminem.
“Taking place in an alternate reality, “Planet X” kicks off the concept of the entire album. Right away, Eminem provides commentary that lets you know you’re being exposed to a world different than your own,” KXNG Crooked tells Billboard. “Similarities like environmental racism, police brutality, extreme poverty, crooked cops and politicians exist, but in this alternate reality the lower class citizens use violence to fight back at all times. So if you’re the governor of Michigan and the people of Flint blame you for its water crisis, they’ll come for your head!”
He adds, “I love this record because it touches on topics like the destruction of the middle class, the plight of poor people and it has the presence of my superstar homie Eminem, which forces people to pay attention to the issues the song tackles. Thanks Em!”
“I live in a world that’s different than your world,” Eminem offers in the intro. “Your world still believes in things like free speech and democracy/ Those things don’t exist in my world anymore.”
Take a trip to Planet X below and pre-order Kxng Crooked’s Good Vs. Evil LP, due Nov. 11 via RBC Records, on iTunes here.