KXNG Crooked’s forthcoming concept album ‘Good vs. Evil’ considers “a world where the victims of police brutality, government corruption and class discrimination fought back; but not through silent protest—but through violent protest.” “Dear Officer (Shoot Back),” the first song from the album to be released, doubles as an open letter to crooked cops and a exhortation for the common people to rise up against people and systems who abuse their power.
In the “Dear Officer” video, Crooked is gunned down while complying with police orders, and the trigger-happy cop attempts to plant a weapon in his vehicle. But Crooked will be avenged by citizens who have documented the encounter and posted their footage online. Power in numbers.
Crooked also berates a cop in an interrogation room. The tables have turned.