Album Review: Big K.R.I.T. “Live From the Underground”

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are a fan of southern rap, you should be a fan of Big K.R.IT. The Mississippi rapper has been making strides in the game since the release of K.R.I.T. Wuz Here in May 2010. With that release K.R.I.T. was able to gain the attention of Sha Money XL (former president of G-Unit Records) who signed him to Def Jam records. Since being signed to Def Jam, Big K.R.I.T. released his self-produced mixtape Return of 4Eva that had big guests such as David Banner, Ludacris, and Bun B. Big K.R.I.T has been able to make a name for himself based on his throwback southern rap flow, catchy hooks, and praise from critics and fellow artists.

This summer Big K.R.I.T. will be releasing his highly anticipated debut album, Live From the Underground. The album has 16 tracks and features some big names such as Ludacris, 8Ball & MJG, B.B. King, Anthony Hamilton, and others. It is a track-by-track progression that tells Big K.R.I.T.’s story and leaves listeners waiting for the next song. Live From the Underground appeals to the senses due to K.R.I.T.’s lyricism and the funky beats that are reminiscent of groups like Outkast and UGK. Standout tracks on the album are “Cool 2 Be Southern,””What U Mean (ft. Ludacris),” “Yeah Dats Me,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” “What U Mean” is sure to be a radio hit with it’s bass line and a hook that will surely be stuck in your head.

What You Mean (feat. Ludacris)

The album hits stores June 5th. If you’d like to listen to it, head over to NPR where there is a full stream.

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