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KXNG CROOKED – TOO ASHAMED

KXNG Crooked opens up with his problems with alcohol on “Too Ashamed,” which is the first song on his Ashamed EP dropping June 16th. Jonathan Hay produced the song and spoke to Billboard about how the song came about.

“KXNG Crooked opened up for his first time about his alcoholism and recovery, which was a parallel experience shared with co-producers King Graint and Shachar Boussani who has seen friends struggle with addiction” Hay said to Billboard. “Singer Mike Smith was feeling very ashamed spending so much time away from his wife and kids pursuing music. Iliana Eve and I were victims of a home invasion at the end of April and been dealing with the trauma from that which is heard in the song from a friend on my voicemail.”

 

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KXNG CROOKED – LIFE

Good Lord. KXNG Crooked gets a stranglehold of a vintage J Dilla beat and proceeds to deliver one of the most potent freestyles that you’ll hear in 2017. An absolutely outstanding set of bars that takes on everything from the POTUS to the “How Bow Dah” girl. This is deserving of multiple listens.

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KXNG CROOKED – ALTERNATIVE FACTS

This is how you turn a country that’s in turmoil into a song. KXNG Crooked wraps a song around the idea around Donald Trump’s concept of “Alternative Facts.” With a situation so murky, Crooked turns into something a little more lighthearted.