KXNG Crooked outlines the concept for his upcoming album with “Welcome to Planet X,” which features narration from Eminem.
KXNG Crooked (formerly known as Crooked I) and Eminem take fans on a voyage to a new world with their fresh collaboration “Welcome to Planet X (We’re Coming for You).”
A message from Marshall Mathers sets the stage for the song’s narrative. “I live in a world that’s different than your world,” says Slim. “Your world still believes in things like free speech and democracy. Those things don’t exist in my world anymore. Welcome to my world. Welcome to Planet X, motherfucker.”
Shady’s intro leads into Crooked’s other-worldly raps. “It used to be public pools,” he rhymes. “Kids loved to swim ’till the summer end / Now it’s enough poison in the water to poison your son and daughter / You can blame the government.”
“Taking place in an alternate reality, ‘Planet X’ kicks off the concept of the entire album. Right away, Eminem provides commentary that lets you know you’re being exposed to a world different than your own,” Crooked told Billboard. “Similarities like environmental racism, police brutality, extreme poverty, crooked cops and politicians exist, but in this alternate reality the lower class citizens use violence to fight back at all times. So if you’re the governor of Michigan and the people of Flint blame you for its water crisis, they’ll come for your head!”