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On the list of history’s greatest, most important rap producers, you will probably never find one with less ambition than Madlib. When I talk about ambition, I don’t mean the drive to push one’s own ideas, to test and exceed the things that one has done in the past. Madlib has that. He’s made entire… More »

When the Game released The Documentary just over a decade ago, it felt like the result of one of those bets that the uber-rich twins from Trading Places might’ve made: If we take a rapper with no particular talent and a mile-wide corny streak, and we give him access to the world’s best collaborators, how… More »

If you go see Travi$ Scott live, you’ll see some exciting things. You’ll see Scott whirling across the stage, his hair flying in every direction. You see him diving headlong into the crowd — not the “hold on, everyone, get ready to catch me” stagedives that some rappers do, but the sudden and convulsive Trash… More »

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Big K.R.I.T. – “Guillotine Flow” (Feat. Rapsody)

Just two weeks ago the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. released It's Better This Way, his rewarding surprise mixtape, which swung back and forth between enlightened,…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Download Big K.R.I.T.’s Surprise Mixtape It’s Better This Way

Back in August, Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T followed up last year's Cadillactica album by dropping the country-rap trunk-rattler "86," seemingly just to promote his upcoming Kritically…
Peter Helman | October 14, 2015 - 8:51 pm

Raury – “Forbidden Knowledge” (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

The promising young Atlanta genre-polyglot Raury is going to release his official debut album All We Need soon, and we've posted his singles "Friends" (with…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 1:19 pm

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

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

Status Ain’t Hood: Meek Mill Is Extremely Good At Rapping

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…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2015 - 10:01 am

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

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

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.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 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

The Week In Pop: With Four, One Direction Keep On Building A Better Boy Band

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…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2014 - 4:47 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 makes…
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
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