Royce 5’9 – “Tricked” f. KXNG Crooked

blame it on Shake February 27, 2020

With The Allegory in heavy rotation, Royce 5’9 is back with a new video.

Teaming up with KXNG Crooked, the Slaughterhouse brethren take turns detailing how we’re all being fooled by powers that hover above us.

“I think we’re all being tricked with the information that we’ve been taking in, and the powers that be are doing the tricking,” Royce told Complex. “For the majority of my verse, I’m speaking about being a black man coming up in a hostile environment, and doing as the Romans do. Like a lot of things, that’s been indoctrinated into us. I use Crips and Bloods as an example. It’s a taught behavior. And by the time we reach a point of elevated consciousness, oftentimes we’re in it to too far to get out of it. So it takes a special kind of person to be willing to unlearn a lot of the things that he or she has learned. But it’s to re-learn the right way to do things, and re-learn the truth about certain things.”

Check out the Cricket-directed clip below and press play on the album.