Inspired by the recent success of DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9, KXNG CROOKED (f.k.a. Crooked I) and Statik Selektah have announced plans to collaborate on a full-length album release.

The newly formed emcee/producer duo made the announcement earlier this weekend on ShowOff Radio. The album, tentatively titled Statik KXNG, is apparently set to be released on Penalty Entertainment, a label that recently released CROOKED’s fellow Slaughterhouse rapper Joell Ortiz’s latest album and has a catalog that dates back to the 1990s.

“We got something we got to announce,” Statik Selektah said on the radio show. “Me and CROOKED have been talking for a while, and I was like, ‘You know what, we should just do a project. Why not?”

“It makes good sense,” CROOKED chimed in. “To be honest, Hip Hop is going in a great direction. We just got to make our contribution. I’m excited for this project. It’s gonna be something dope.”

CROOKED added of the release, “[it’s] West meets East. East meets West. Two people at the top of their game at what they doing. We involving a lot of shit out there but we’re putting everything down to bring a dope project to the people. We won’t disappoint. Straight up.”

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