Another week, and once again we're left pondering where KXNG Crooked's bars come from. The man has proven time and time again that the reserve is damn near endless, and many have come to hold him in the upper echelon of hip-hop lyricists. Now, on the eighteenth week of Hip-Hop Weekly's second coming, Crook has brought forth "The Calm Before The Storm." While the implication suggests a storm is well on the verge of arriving, this subdued offering sacrifices little in the way of impressive lyricism.
In the opening stanzas, Crook ponders his own Myspace origins, taking to the smooth instrumental with a focused flow. "This series started on Myspace, still keep a rapper's head above my fireplace," he boasts, accusing some of the game's soulless acts of throwing in with Lucifer himself. "I'm Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon to establish the Roman Empire now who the don?" he continues, "I've been cracking since Africa was called Alkebulan." Check out the track now, and brace yourself for the coming storm.
I'm Julius Caesar crossin' the Rubicon to establish the Roman Empire, now who the don?
I been crackin' since Africa was called Alkebulan
The God flow, walking on water in some Louboutin Christians
No matter your religion, lyrical miracle, the magic happened, it was written
Serial killer flow, had to shout out your intentions
Gamble with a henchman, my penmanship is out of your dimension