Slaughterhouse emcee KXNG Crooked delivers a loosie named after the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses, responding to Axl Rose and his 1988 song “One In A Million,” which is full of racist and homophobic banter.
Surrounded by lyrics of experiencing police brutality and living a life full of people looking down on him because of his color, KXNG Crooked, along with Truth Ali, Erik Tandy & The Reasn, give a twist on one of the song’s harshest lines, “Police and niggers, get out of my way. Don’t need to buy none of your gold chains today,” with his own feelings on people like Axl.
Listen to the Jonathan Hay- and Ajami-produced “#AXLROSE” below.
Additionally, KXNG Crooked will be performing his “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed)” on the BET Music Matters Stage at the A3C Festival on October 9. On the song and performing at the festival, KXNG Crooked told us in an email:
“Rappers these days record songs mainly about being rich and drinking champagne. I think people like Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed) because it’s touching on everyday real life struggles. It’s always dope when industry peers appreciate your work but some calls are a little more special than others.”
We’ll be at A3C too, so make sure to catch us at the DopeHouse October 9!