Kxng Crooked Remakes A 1990s Rock Power-Ballad (Audio)

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Slaughterhouse MC Kxng Crooked (a/k/a Crooked I) and Shalé pair up in “I Didn’t Mean to Treat You Bad”, a single from the recently dropped collaborative effort When Music Worlds Collide. In this experimental jam, producers DJ King Tech (The Wake Up Show) and company create a fresh interpretation of the popular ’90s Candlebox ballad “Far Behind,” keeping some of the hit’s original vibe while craftily adding elements of R&B and Hip-Hop.

Check out “I Didn’t Mean to Treat You Bad” for a dope sample of the full style-fusing endeavor:

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Holding true to it’s title, the SMH Records project When Music Worlds Collide combines forthright Rap lyrics with modern takes on staples from various genres. The different elements blend together for a musical experience that is as soothing as it is sobering. The compilation features the lyrical talents of Royce Da 5’9”, Inspectah Deck, CyHi the Prince and more, and is now available through Spotify.

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