Might Not Be Ok
Kenneth Whalum Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
Grammy-winning musician Kenneth Whalum returns to our senses with a somber new song, featuring frequent collaborator Big K.R.I.T., another character we've been waiting some time to hear from again. "Might Not Be Ok," a bleak reflection on the systemic police brutality waged against communities of color, features a melancholy yet defiant lead from Whalum, an incredibly underrated vocalist.
I Am Somebody
Greg Street Feat. Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B, Akon & Jesse Jackson
In light of the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile tragedies, DJ Greg Street recruits the all-star cast of Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Akon, & Jesse Jackson to urge listeners to stay strong in the pursuit of peace. Interpolated throughout are soulful wah-wah guitar licks somewhat reminiscent of Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain," in which bandleader George Clinton, high on LSD, asked his guitarist, Eddie Hazel, to play as though he had learned his mother had just passed away.
Country Niggas Anonymous (Freestyle)
Big K.R.I.T. made our morning with the announcement of a #12FOR12 freestyle series, which, by Midnight, will basically result in a mixtape's worth of new material from K.R.I.T. over other rapper's beats.
THat Part (Freestyle)
Big K.R.I.T. is creating quite a spectacle today. Rather than sharing his new mixtape of freestyles all at once, he'll be dropping them every hour on the hour, starting at noon with this take on ScHoolboy Q's current single, "THat Part". As usual, the record is full of dense internal rhymes, and furious double time, packing many bars into its relatively short 1:30 runtime. The next freestyle in the series will be making its way to SoundCloud at 1PM. We'll have to wait and see if the rapper continues to take on recent popular instrumentals.
SiR Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
SiR's Seven Sundays was one of the most slept-on albums of 2015. Fortunately, he was able to get a bit of shine on Jay Rock's 90059 standout "The Ways." Over the weekend, he dropped a stellar new track called "Cadillac Dreams."
Just before the end of the work day, Big K.R.I.T. has come through with a gift for fans in the form of a remix of Kanye West's "30 Hours," a standout off The Life of Pablo. For the instrumental, Kanye looped a mesmerizing sample taken from a song by avant-garde songwriter Arthur Russell.
Against Us (Remix)
Dee-1 Feat. Lupe Fiasco & Big K.R.I.T.
Dee-1 dropped off this religious banger back in October of 2014, following which, the song made it onto Dee-1's EP, 3's Up, which dropped in February of last year. So, he's given it a lot of breathing space, but now the New Orleans rapper returns to the Rico Beats-produced record for a big remix, enlisting two MCs that would approve of Dee-1's lyrical tendencies, Lupe Fiasco and Big K.R.I.T.
Azizi Gibson Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
"Issues," featuring Big K.R.I.T. and produced by Southside, was an immediate standout on the tracklist of Azizi Gibson's new album, A New Life, and the song does not disappoint. The production is made up of a simple organ melody and heavy 808s, and the backdrop is suited for a track that's equal parts grit and inspiration.
Sticks & Stones
On the latest of episode of Rhythm Roulette, Big K.R.I.T. rapped over a freshly minted a beat in what he described as a Southern version of Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day". Mass Appeal now releases the song, entitled "Sticks & Stones" in all it's 106-second glory.
Big K.R.I.T. got a chance to spotlight his production chops in the most recent episode of Rhythm Roulette, and, uh, yeah, the dude's soul sample chop game is top notch. Not that we didn't already know that -- KRIT produces most of his own music -- but to see him make a record from start to finish is a rare treat.
David Banner Feat. Big K.R.I.T., Tito Lopez & Coke Bumaye
David Banner returned in a big way this week, dropping his Before The Box mixtape, a precursor to his upcoming album, The God Box, but also an impressive full length in itself. As we've heard with more recent releases like "Black Fist," and the "Fuck La Policia" remix, Banner is more inspired and politically-charged than ever, and that energy continues throughout the tape, particularly on pain.
Nick Grant Feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Killer Mike
New to the site, Nick Grant is an up & coming rapper based out of ATL, Georgia who’s been generating a nice steady buzz for himself recently thanks to the success of his hit single “Royalty” which featured Cyhi The Prynce. Looking to take the record even further, Nick decides to add two more lyrical spitters in Big K.R.I.T & Killer Mike for the official remix, which will see life on his upcoming mixtape ’88, dropping February 2.
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
BJ The Chicago Kid is getting ready to drop off a new album in early 2016 called In My Mind, and today we’re treated to another offering from it. Following up the Joey Badass-featured video for “Nothin But Love,” from earlier this week, the Grammy nominated artist decides to return today with one for us called “The Resume” featuring Big K.R.I.T.
Big K.R.I.T. & TUT
Big K.R.I.T. links up with Chattanooga rapper TUT to help him revamp "Riding Dirty" -- an oldie, but a goodie. The original track lies towards the end of 22-track mixtape See Me On Top Vol. 4, which he dropped September of last year.
Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Rapsody
Big K.R.I.T. impressed us with his It's Better This Way mixtape last week, but her's already back with some more new music today. KRIT brings his precise rhyme style out on the perfectly titled "Guillotine Flow," applying his double time to a warm loop courtesy of 9th Wonder.
Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa
Big K.R.I.T. surprised us last night, kinda, when he dropped a free project, It's Better This Way. The rapper had teased that something would be coming like, really soon, when we chopped it up with him briefly at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, however we didn't know it'd be a free mixtape (with features from Warren G, Ludacris, K Camp and more).
Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Ludacris & K Camp
Big K.R.I.T. came out of nowhere tonight and released a brand new mixtape for the fans called It's Better This Way. Narrated by DJ Drama, the 14-track project features guest appearances from Ludacris, K Camp, Young Dolph, BJ The Chicago Kid, & Warren G among others.
Raury Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
Raury and Big K.R.I.T. share a distinctly Southern viewpoint and introspective disposition, so it was only a matter of time before they linked up in the studio. With his debut album All We Need right around the corner, Raury taps Krit for a verse on his new single "Forbidden Knowledge.
DJ Scream Feat. 8 Ball, Scotty ATL & Big K.R.I.T.
With a title like "Grippin' Grain," you know it's about to be some Southern shit. That's exactly what Maybach Music's DJ, DJ Scream, brings us this afternoon, and to really create an authentic experience, he brings us a few different generations of Southern rappers to round out the record-- from veteran MC 8 Ball, to Big K.R.I.T., to up-and-comer Scotty ATL. The record is built around a twanging guitar loop and bassline, with organ keys sprinkled through out.
Big K.R.I.T. is about to head out on his Kritically Acclaimed tour, but first, he's celebrating his birthday. He's released a brand new record for the occasion, using his birth year as the title, but also paying tribute to his favorite car, the '86 Monte Carlo.