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Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

What constitutes a boy band, anyway? One Direction certainly look and act the part. Ever since forming on The X Factor in 2010, they’ve filled a particular hole in the music industry, the one that requires 3-5 fresh-faced young lads with pretty voices and prettier haircuts to join forces and passionately emote for the hormonal… More »

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Big K.R.I.T. – “86”

Like a lot of rappers, Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. has the issue that he can sometimes come across a big too sincere. Unlike a lot of…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Stream 5 New SBTRKT Songs Including A Big K.R.I.T. Collab And A Sampha Remix

SBTRKT had a BBC Radio 1 residency show last night, and he brought along a ton of new material to debut. He also did the…
James Rettig | August 21, 2015 - 11:04 am

Watch Big K.R.I.T. And Ed Helms Discuss Plantation Weddings On The Nightly Show

A "plantation wedding" is exactly what it sounds like: a wedding held at a Southern plantation undoubtedly built by slaves. Apparently it's a trend, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 31, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Watch Big K.R.I.T. Play The Tonight Show With Raphael Saadiq & The Roots

Last night, a whole lot of understated and laid-back rap and R&B craftsmen descended upon Rockefeller Plaza. Big K.R.I.T. was the musical guest on last…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2015 - 9:24 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Soul Food” (Feat. Raphael Saadiq) Video

Last month, the Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T. released Cadillactica, his second major-label album. It's the sort of album that gets overlooked but shouldn't…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Cadillactica” Video

Big K.R.I.T. will release his new album Cadillactica next week (though you can stream it now), and today he's shared a video for the title…
James Rettig | November 5, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Stream Big K.R.I.T. Cadillactica

The Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T. has always radiated a sort of honest, down-home humility, but that hasn’t stopped him from making an ambitiously…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2014 - 11:08 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “King Of The South”

"Grew up on the country side of town/ Now I'm ballin' under city lights." So goes Big K.R.I.T.'s latest Cadillactica single, on which he make…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Soul Food” (Feat. Raphael Saadiq)

Next month, the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. will release his new album Cadillactica, and everything we've heard suggests that it could be really fucking good.
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2014 - 11:03 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Pay Attention” Video (Feat. Rico Love)

It's weird to sell a guy with a fervent internet-dork fanbase and an Amish beard as a heartthrob, but that's what Def Jam is trying…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2014 - 11:59 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Cadillactica”

Big K.R.I.T. has cranked out so many mixtapes at this point that it can be hard to remember that he only has one proper album,…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2014 - 11:21 am

Download Big K.R.I.T. See Me On Top 4 Mixtape

The snarling, sincere, frequently-great Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. has released three mixtapes in his See Me On Top series, but the last one came out…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Alt-J – “Every Other Freckle (Remix)” (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

God bless the unexpected remix. In the buildup to their new album This Is All Yours, Alt-J have already employed the talents of the L.A.
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 1:59 pm
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Big K.R.I.T. – “Pay Attention” (Feat. Rico Love)

Earlier this year, Big K.R.I.T. released a track every day of the week for something he called "Week Of K.R.I.T." that gave us "New Agenda"…
James Rettig | July 27, 2014 - 11:25 am
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Big K.R.I.T. – “MT. Olympus” Video

Big K.R.I.T.'s incensed, fiery Southern-rap fuck-you "MT. Olympus" was one of our favorite songs of last week. The new video is a good one, too,…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2014 - 2:56 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sometimes the 5 Best Songs Of The Week get along with each other quite well, but this week they're a bit at odds. One-half of…
Stereogum | May 2, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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Big K.R.I.T. – “MT. Olympus”

In recent weeks, the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. has been throwing new tracks like "New Agenda," with Rick Ross, and "Lac Lac," with A$AP Ferg,…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2014 - 9:33 am
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