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Review: Big K.R.I.T.-Live From The Underground

posted by Alberto July 3, 2012

“If you don’t know what K.R.I.T. means by now then bitch you super late” is the statement Big Krit makes on “What You Mean” from his debut album, Live From The Underground. On that Ludacris-assisted track Krit makes a very good point because he has released three full-length, critically acclaimed projects in the last three years before releasing his mainstream debut under Def Jam.  He has been very consistent and is arguably the king of the underground at the moment. There was some speculation on what Krit would come up with for his debut album and fear that he would attempt to go mainstream with his sound. Much of that speculation was put to rest once the title of the album was released.

Krit once again handled all of the production on the album and if you have listened to all of his projects since 2010, you can hear his growth as a producer. The songs “I Got This” and “Yeah Dats Me” could have easily fit in on Return of 4eva or 4eva Na Day.  They are high-energy records that we have come to expect from Big Krit and are fan favorites at his shows. Krit also delivers a smooth instrumental for “Pull Up” featuring Big Sant and southern legend Bun B.

“Money On The Floor” managed to make it on the album despite being released in October last year. The fact that Krit has mentioned that 8-Ball and MJG are huge inspirations to him musically is probably why the record was kept on his debut album.  One of the last records on the album, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” is one of the deepest, most lyrical songs along with “Praying Man,” which features Blues legend B.B. King; both of these tracks show a side to Krit that most may not be aware of. Krit finishes off his debut album by singing on the “Live from the Underground (Reprise)” for its entirety. If Big Krit consistently releases great projects like he has in the past three years, he will indeed end up being a King Remembered In Time.

Pick up Live From The Underground on iTunes.  For a limited time, you can purchase the album for just $1.99 on Amazon.

Key Tracks: Live From The Underground,  I Got This, Pull Up, Yeah Dats Me, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

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