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Exclusive: Kxng Crooked Drops 'Shady's #1' Freestyle Inspired by Tyler the Creator's Diss

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Crooked I of Slaughterhouse at John Ricard Studio on August 28, 2012 in New York City.  

Shady XV, a compilation album featuring new material from Eminem and other Shady Records rappers, is No. 1 on the iTunes album chart and headed for the top 10 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

To celebrate, KXNG CROOKED -- a member of Slaughterhouse, who have a couple tracks on XV -- did what anyone would do: record an excited freestyle titled "Shady's #1." Listen to the Billboard's exclusive premiere of the track below.

"Shady's #1" builds around a simple hard-hitting beat and occasional chants of the title phrase. CROOKED covers a wide range of topics in his freestyle, including:

1. The charts: "Got the charts going up on a Tuesday." (Shoutout to Makonnen.)

2. Shakespeare: "Killing rappers right and left, bringing more death than Macbeth, a modern day Shakespeare."

3. Music manager Paul Rosenberg: "Eminem is a genius and Paul is a boss."

4. Ferguson: "The pig Darren Wilson wants to see a n---- like KXNG CROOKED on ice."

5. Odd Future and Tyler the Creator. Tyler isn't a big fan of Eminem's latest album, calling it "ass," but Crooked doesn't seem to mind -- well, maybe just a little. "I like Odd Future," he declares as the track fades out, adding, "N----s have man crushes on Em."

Tyler, the Creator Shares His Opinion on Eminem’s 'Shady XV' Album

Crooked's new mixtape, Sex, Money and Hip-Hop, comes out Dec. 16 on SMH Records, and features a Slaughterhouse track called "Total Slaughter."