“Everything looking outrageous.” Dizzy Wright isn’t afraid to speak on the state of the world in his thought provoking new release, “Outrageous.” Gloomy production from Freeze on the Beat sets the pace. Big K.R.I.T. has a history of impressive guest verses, and he doesn’t drop the ball this time around. Dizzy’s The Golden Age 2 . . .
Ahead of his forthcoming album Drogas Light, which releases on February 10th, Lupe Fiasco premiered a motivational new song called “Tranquillo,” featuring Rick Ross and Big K.R.I.T. on Beats 1 Radio yesterday. As the title suggests, Lupe is a lot more relaxed than we’ve heard him in quite a while. He’s seeking peace, love, and harmony . . .
Lloyd Banks brings some friends along for his last Blue Friday series drop. He shares “Change Lanes” featuring Currensy and Big K.R.I.T. Related: Lloyd Banks – “Major League” Over some chill, easygoing production, the three accomplished rappers deliver a solid dynamic. Listen below.
Bilal‘s video for “Pleasure Toy” is equally rooted in black culture and futurism. The sensual, soulful Adrian Younge-produced In Another Life highlight includes a feature from Big K.R.I.T., even though he doesn’t appear in the video itself. Watch the Hans Elder-directed video for “Pleasure Toy” below. (2DopeBoyz)
“We all bare of our emotions, but do yours over surface? Do your dreams come true when you give your all? Or do your nightmares worsen?” Big K.R.I.T. is the big name on “Sunset Park,” but WOLFE de MÇHLS‘s production steals the show. Ambient, meandering, and enveloping, the self-produced record will feature on the North . . .
Kenneth Whalum uses his music as a form of social commentary on his latest release, “Might Not Be Ok.” The mournful, substantive release features Kenneth’s vocals and some passionate emceeing from Big K.R.I.T., which only adds to the song’s impact. Stream “Might Not Be Ok” below, and purchase via iTunes.
In case you forgot, Big K.R.I.T. can really really rap. The Mississippi-based emcee, producer, and self-proclaimed “country boy” started his 12 for 12 freestyle series by taking hold of ScHoolboy Q‘s “THat Part” instrumental, dropping an emphatic freeverse that lasts just over ninety seconds. He then released a freestyle over Pusha T’s “Drug Dealers Anonymous,” re-imaged as . . .
When was the last time you truly remembered a dream you had when you woke up? Inglewood native SiR provides the vivid imagery you need to keep fantasies flowing, even when your eyes are open. A well timed Big K.R.I.T. verse ties things together over top of J.LBS and DK the Punisher production. Stream “Cadillac . . .
Big K.R.I.T. snaps again with “$30,” a remix of Kanye West‘s “30 Hours.” The Mississippi veteran focuses on the topics of loyalty and friendship in his new rendition. He makes it clear that if he had to borrow $30 from someone, it would be paid back to them without a doubt. Stream “$30” below.
Dee-1 brings the best out of Lupe Fiasco and Big K.R.I.T. on the remix to his high-energy single, “Against Us.” The song actually begins and ends with monologue’s from Dee-1’s grandfather. Dee-1 sets the pace early on with an emphatic, substance-focused verse. Both K.R.I.T. and Lupe follow up with quality contributions. Stream “Against Us” below.
Recently Big K.R.I.T. made some magic happen on Rhythm Roulette, an ongoing series with Mass Appeal in which producers are challenged to take three randomly selected samples and make them into a beat. He describes the resulting song, “Sticks & Stones,” as his take on Ice Cube‘s “Today Was A Good Day.” It’s out now. Stream . . .
Big K.R.I.T. has typically been regarded as one of the best combo rapper/producers in the game, and he has another strong piece of evidence to assert that suggestion with the release of “So Bad.” The Mississippi bred creative keeps things as Southern as ever over the soul-sampling orchestration that he crafted. K.R.I.T. provides bouncy verses . . .
“Can I work that body like it’s a 9 to 5?” BJ The Chicago Kid cuts right to the chase on his seductive new release, “The Resume.” The talented crooner is at his best over top of soulful production. Big K.R.I.T. contributes an eloquent spoken word verse to start things off before BJ takes over. . . .
Charlotte rapper Mr. 704 gets into it with “Yessir,” a new release featuring Mississippi heavy hitter Big K.R.I.T. Look for Mr. 704’s Heart Of The City project to release in the near future, with features from YG, Nipsey Hussle, Verse Simmonds, Young Scooter, 8 Ball & MJG and more. Stream “Yessir” below.
“For When Your Playlist Shuffles From Fred Hammond To Fetty Wap” This past week was a tough one for me. Death and struggle were common. So was life and newness. The continual cycle between the two themes is weird; it makes me question a lot. My last sentence might have messed up a lot of . . .