Kxng Crooked of Slaughterhouse (Shady Records) opens up about alcoholism, depression and suicide in this brand new music video that was filmed in Louisville, Kentucky. Back in July, Billboard premiered the demo version of the audio to "Don't Close Your Eyes (Ashamed)" to celebrate the birthday of the late Keith Whitley. This is the official "retail" version produced by Jonathan Hay and Ajami. This is from the forthcoming release, The Urban Hitchcock, LP that features Cyhi The Prynce, Chino XL, Canibus, Professor Griff from Public Enemy, Royce Da 5'9, Skyzoo, Planet Asia and more collaborations from Kxng Crooked which will be released on 10-5-15.
“I’ve been in several dark places in my life,” Crooked told MTV. Betrayed by those closest to me, or feelings of hopelessness in situations I can’t control, or even others trying to remove me from this earth. It takes its toll. I have to rise above and keep moving forward for myself and my loved ones. I like to meditate and read a lot so that helps. Music is my ultimate medicine, though.”
KXNG Crooked f/ Truth Ali “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed)” Video