”It’s Up” as X-Raided, Ras Kass & KXNG CROOKED Give a West Coast Lyrical Beatdown

Today, underground rap phenomenon & Sacramento native X-Raided reveals a new single & music video entitled “It’s Up” featuring Ras Kass & KXNG CROOKED. On the track, a triumphant horn loop booms through the beat as these three West Coast rap stalwarts lock into a head-spinning lyrical crossfire. Representing South Central, Ras Kass states his intent with a provocative proclamation, “When you too scared to go outside, I live in the wilderness, psychopaths live to kill, everybody kill to live, I’m somewhere in the middle trying to build a bridge. X-Raided lives up to the claim of being “one of the dopest rappers on earth you never heard of no matter who you may be” with a fiery flow. Finally, Long Beach’s own KXNG CROOKED bodies the production with a rapid barrage as he warns, “I don’t rap; I just speak violently as I read from a street diary. Long Beach is on each side of me. In the accompanying visual, Strange Music co-founder Tech N9ne makes an appearance & bids the trio farewell as they take an intergalactic elevator up to levels unknown, reaching a room with fast cars and models sipping cocktails. Regarding “It’s Up“, X-Raided said, “I teamed up with Ras Kass & KXNG CROOKED for a west coast lyrical beat down constructed by 3 of its most well-known rap assassins. I am excited to give the fans some real bars in this era of fast-food lyrics. Hopefully this will cause other emcees where we’re from to get back to what made us who we are in the first place.” 

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