KXNG Crooked of the group Slaughterhouse is fully aware of the police brutality ripping through the nation and aims to create a unifying anthem with his next project Good vs Evil which will feature the likes of Eminem, Tech N9ne, RZA and Xzibit.
The first single “Shoot Back (Dear Officer)” features Tech N9ne in which Crooked addresses the state of emergency in the urban community unapologetically as he takes aim at the educational system, politics and other social ailments in the form of a black superhero persona.
“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” Crooked states. “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. 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 in America (in 2016)? Then I thought, how ill would it be to have a black super-hero (that other black children can look up to; the same way we do Marvel characters) to tackle and these issues.”
Good Vs Evil drops 11-11-2016 but check out the first single “Shoot Back (Dear Officer)” below.