Kxng Crooked of Slaughterhouse (Shady Records) opens up about alcoholism, depression, & 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 & Ajami. This is from the forthcoming release, 'The Urban Hitchcock', that features Cyhi The Prynce, Chino XL, Canibus, Professor Griff (of Public Enemy), Royce Da 5'9", Skyzoo, Planet Asia, & more collaborations from Kxng Crooked which will be released on 10.5.2015!!!
Crooked told MTV:
“I’ve been in several dark places in my life. 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 & keep moving forward for myself & my loved ones. I like to meditate & read a lot so that helps. Music is my ultimate medicine, though.”