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Live From the Underground review - Big K.R.I.T.

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UNDERGROUND ALBUM The southern hip-hopper maintains his roots through his self-produced album
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Live From The Underground

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Big K.R.I.T.
music label:
81103
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

K.R.I.T. may be transitioning from mixtape favorite to major-label player, but his self-produced space-age funk maintains a coat of thick Mississippi mud. He uses his new clout to invite guests like Melanie Fiona and Ludacris to sip moonshine and spin backwoods tales of soul survival (”If I Fall”) and country debauchery (”What U Mean”). With its feral lyrical hunger and playful production, Live From the Underground is the best distillation of the South since OutKast’s rule-rewriting heyday. A-

Best Tracks:
Gospel-kissed Porchlight
Thumping I Got This