West Coast rapper Kxng Crooked a.k.a. Crooked I is going to greener pastures. The hip-hop veteran has announced his departure from rap crew Slaughterhouse nearly 10 years after forming.

In a new video, Crooked revealed his main motivation for parting ways with the four-man group is because the crew is no longer rapping.

“Peace y’all. I got a public service announcement. I’m no longer a part of Slaughterhouse. I’m no longer a part of that collective. It ain’t no beef. It’s all love. I wish them dudes nothing but success. I mean that. It ain’t no problems with Shady. Paul. Em. Tracy. Mark. Everybody. I love them. What they do for me and what they continue to do for me, I’m very appreciative. I’ve been sober for two years and let me tell you a secret. Sober Crooked likes to rap. That group ain’t rapping no more. That’s fine. It was fun while it lasted. Glass House? I have no clue. All I can tell you is it exists. If it come out, I’ll retweet it. Other than that, it’s all love. Everybody who supported me in Slaughterhouse, thank-you. Hope you continue to support me as I continue to do what I love. I’ll have some more bars for y’all to bust down soon. Peace.”

A couple years ago, Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz spoke to SOHH about the group planning to come together and discuss their future.

“Right now it’s about “That’s Hip-Hop.” I know Royce Da 5’9 has his [Layers] project. And we all said we would get back together in May to listen to the album we have finished, see if we want to do touch ups and see if we want to move forward with that. So as of right now, that’s what it looks like. Me, Royce and then Slaughterhouse getting back together. Be on the lookout. I don’t have any announcements but that’s what we all spoke about.” (SOHH)

Back in 2014, Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden talked about the group’s delayed Glass House album.

“We’re about 75, 80 percent to where we want to be,” Budden said in an interview. “I think when the album comes out, a lot of people will be shocked of the caliber of music on this particular body of work. I feel like not only us as artists go somewhere we haven’t explored as a collective in quite some time but the synergy in the music – Just Blaze executive produced the album and he created a slaughterhouse of producers. So the synergy that him and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Cardiak and illMind and araab [muzik] had together, I think everybody in there just locked down for two months and inspired each other and the music reflects that.” (VIBE)

In 2012, producer Just Blaze dished on his involvement on the long-awaited release.

“I’m producing the Slaughterhouse album right now,” the veteran producer said. “And my thing with that album is that I didn’t want it to be an album full of them trying to out-rap each other. I wanted them to actually be together during a majority of the process of the album as a group and just make things a little bit more rounded.” (XXL Mag)