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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 »

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 »

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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

Big K.R.I.T. – “Lac Lac” (Feat. A$AP Ferg)

Right now, Big K.R.I.T. is in the midst of his "Week Of K.R.I.T." campaign, in which he offers up a new loose track every day.
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “New Agenda” (Feat. Rick Ross)

At this point, it doesn't make much sense to call the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. "underground" anymore. He's on Def Jam, his last album had…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2014 - 11:53 am

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Multi” Video

Big K.R.I.T.'s very good recent mixtape King Remembered In Time ends with "Multi," a swelling struggle-rap built from an M83 sample. And today, that track…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Download Big K.R.I.T. King Remembered In Time Mixtape

This afternoon, the great Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T. released his new mixtape King Remembered In Time. We’ve already posted its Bun B colla…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well,…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “R.E.M.” Video

The song may share a name with a certain legendary Georgia rock band, but "R.E.M.," the new track from the heavy-hearted Mississippi rapper and producer…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Shine On” (Feat. Bun B)

The Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. rose to fame by working up a sweeping, organic, entirely convincing personal take on mid-'90s country rap. So it's a…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Underground Airplay” Video (Feat. Smoke DZA And Big K.R.I.T.)

Teenage backpack-rap revivalist hasn't slowed down one second since bubbling up to national attention about a year ago, and now he's got a new single…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Video

"Rich Dad, Poor Dad" is a spare, reflective song from Big K.R.I.T.'s Live From The Underground video, and it's about being a kid and slowly…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2012 - 11:15 am

A$AP Rocky – “1Train” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.)

On "1 Train," a massive six-minute posse cut from his forthcoming LONGLIVEA$AP album, A$AP Rocky has lined up pretty much every single rapper who's had…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2012 - 11:58 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Me & My Old School” Video (Feat. Lil Keke & Slim Thug)

For a new version of "Me & My Old School," an ode to ancient gas-guzzlers from Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.'s album Live From The Underground,…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “What U Mean” (Feat. Ludacris) Video

"What U Mean," the slightly reprehensible fuck-or-get-out track from Big K.R.I.T.'s Live From The Underground album, has a new video from Decatur Dan, quickly becoming…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2012 - 10:59 am

Big Boi – “Gossip” (Feat. UGK & Big K.R.I.T.)

Big morning for rap music! And now here's another thing to get amped about. Last month, we learned that OutKast's Big Boi was planning to…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2012 - 9:42 am

Watch Big K.R.I.T. On Conan

Last night, Big K.R.I.T. brought his vast reserves of energy to Conan, smashing his way through the Live From The Underground single "I Got This."…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2012 - 9:36 am

Stream Big K.R.I.T. Live From The Underground

Long-anointed as the “next big thing” — or a next big thing — Meridian, Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. has dropped a string of critically beloved mixtape…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 10:38 am

Curren$y – “Jet Life” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T.)

The crew behind the glorious "Glass House" team up again for "Jet Life," a new one from Curren$y's forthcoming The Stoned Immaculate. It's a track…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 9:27 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Temptation (Remix)” (Feat. Juicy J, Waka Flocka Flame)

While Big K.R.I.T.'s style certainly pays homage to his Southern party rap predecessors, he's maintained a more thoughtful, pensive approach through his career with thing…
Corban Goble | May 23, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Yeah Dats Me”

After a couple of years beasting on the mixtape circuit, the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. is finally gearing up to release Live From The Underground,…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2012 - 11:05 am