May 31, 2020

Joell Ortiz & KXNG Crooked "H.A.R.D." (EP Stream)

Joell Ortiz & KXNG Crooked met the year they both won XXL's coveted Freshmen of the Year Award. The two's careers are as legendary as any in the rap game. Joell Ortiz started by signing to Dr. Dre's Aftermath label, then moving to Shady records as part of the Super group Slaughterhouse with Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9 and KXNG Crooked. Meanwhile, KXNG Crooked was signed to Virgin Records at just 17 before joining Death Row Records. He's had a flourishing solo career including collaborations along the way with 2Pac, Benny The Butcher, Raekwon, and more. The West Coast LBC representer KXNG Crooked and Brooklyn's Joell Ortiz have finally come together for their joint project, "H.A.R.D." via Mello Music. The EP is dope, minus the hooks; they coulda scrapped them all!