After five years of not releasing any new material, Slaughterhouse loses one of their gifted lyricist. West Coast rhymer Kxng Crooked has announced that he’s leaving the group.

On Friday (April 20), the veteran emcee went on his Instagram account to issue a PSA to his fans. Crooked said that he's no longer with the rap collective and insisted that there's no beef between him and the other members: Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9". He also added that he doesn't have any issues with Shady Records as well.

"Ain't no beef, it's all love," he said. “I wish them dudes nothing but success, and I mean that."

"I’ve been sober for two years,” he continued. “Let me tell you a secret, sober Crooked likes to rap. Group ain’t rappin’ no more. And that’s fine. It was fun while it lasted."

Crooked also revealed that a Slaughterhouse album -- tentatively called Glass House -- does exists; whether or not it comes out is anyone's guess.

"I'll have some more bars for y’all to bust down soon, peace,” he concluded in his video.

Slaughterhouse was formed in 2008 after Crooked I (Kxng Crooked's rap alias at the time), Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9" appeared on Joe Budden's song "Slaughterhouse." Then in 2009, the rap collective dropped their self-titled debut album via E1 Music. The project was well-received from fans who appreciated the group's varied lyricism.

Soon thereafter, Slaughterhouse was being courted by Eminem's Shady Records and the group eventually signed with the label in 2011. A year later, Slaughterhouse released their second studio album Welcome to: Our House, which featured the radio-friendly single, "My Life" (featuring CeeLo Green).

After Crooked's announcement, Oritz saluted his lyrical comrade and wished him the best.

"I can respect that @CrookedIntriago Love you my bro," he tweeted. "The Yaowas still always one call way. Music or non-music my G."

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