Stream KXNG Crooked’s New Album, “Good Vs Evil”
KXNG Crooked, aka Crooked I, has just unleashed a new album, in which he takes on social issues like police brutality and corruption.
Titled Good Vs Evil, the Los Angeles rap vet tackles boiler-plate issues that are permeating society as a super-hero persona. He talks racial and economic injustices, unprovoked police brutality (and the glaring lack of accountability), a deteriorating educational system and a disregard for civil rights.
"It all started when I was watching a news segment on the murders of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland and all the other black people killed by police," Ccrooked explains. "I saw Tamir Rice's mother on TV and the pain in her eyes made my blood pressure boil. No mother should lose a child like that. Then, I watched cops kill unarmed people on film and go home to their families like black lives didn't matter. No charges and with paid leave.
"At the same time, I watched officers capture Dylan Roof alive and buy him a hamburger after he slaughtered nine black churchgoers," he continued. "I thought to myself, are we under attack as black people to the point where I might have to shoot an officer just to survive a mere traffic stop? I thought, how crazy is it that we even have to think about that in America (in 2016)? I took all my anger and disappointment in current events and transformed it into art."
You can stream KXNG Crooked's Good Vs Evil below, and cop the Deluxe Edition now at iTunes.