Craig Xen Releases Video For 'Cry Baby, Cell 17'
Craig Xen delivers his first visual from Broken Kids Club with a thought-provoking video for "Cry Baby, Cell 17." Named in remembrance of close friends, Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, "Cry Baby, Cell 17" is a reflection of the pain and questions that come with losing a loved one. The video is directed by JMP (Denzel Curry, Playboi Carti, XXXTentacion) and filmed at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in Miami, Florida. Watch the video for "Cry Baby, Cell 17" here.
Released on June 19th, 2019, Broken Kids Club, is Craig Xen's first studio project. The 7-track EP gives a glimpse into Craig's most private thoughts as he grapples with the passing of close friends, overcoming addiction, and finding peace. In less than a month the project has generated more than 10 million plays across streaming platforms and earned support from prominent media including XXL, Complex, Notion Magazine, HotNewHipHop and many more. In a recent letter to his fans, Craig said, "the past 2 years of my life have been spent exploring in search of my serenity... I've been expressing and tapping into some of the most vulnerable and uncomfortable sides of myself that I was too afraid to express before. Broken Kids Club reminds us that we're understood and welcome somewhere free of judgement -and for most of us that's all we've been looking for." The EP features collaborations with XXXTENTACION, Smokepurpp, Ski Mask the Slump God and Flyboy Tarrantino, as well as production from Stain, DJ Patt, King Yosef, GVLLOW, Shepard Sounds, Stevie Hardy, and Craig Xen himself. Listen to Broken Kids Club here.
Craig Xen, born Craig Gordwin, grew up in Houston Texas, where he created a unique underground sound, mixing rock & roll and hip hop through collaborations with the likes of XXXTENTACION, Lil Peep, $UICIDEBOY$, Ski Mask the Slump God and many more. Growing up in a tumultuous household, Craig put his pain and personal life experiences into his music. After a stint in rehab, Craig began to take music seriously, creating Schemaposse with Lil Peep, and later joining the Florida supergroup Members Only. As Craig's music grew, so did his cult fanbase, which gained him the respect of many and lead to tours with XXXTENTACION, Ski Mask the Slump God, $UICIDEBOY$ and more. Craig is part of Members Only, and following the release of Members Only, Vol.3 and his 2017 mixtape Hell Bent, Craig joined the rest of the group in working on Members Only, Vol.4, an ode to their fallen leader XXXTENTACION. The project hit #18 on Billboard off of only 2 days of sales, selling to date over 250K copies. These milestones positioned Craig as one of the most exciting acts to watch. Now with the release of Broken Kids Club and a full length debut album on the way, Craig Xen is set make an influential mark on today's youth culture and music landscape.