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Finding The GOAT (Round 4): Kendrick Lamar vs. Big K.R.I.T.…Who You Got?

We have now reached the critical Round 4 in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 21 MCs remaining (with the largest winning margin,

Finding The GOAT (Round 3): Big K.R.I.T. vs. Action Bronson…Who You Got?

We have reached the third round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 42 MCs remaining, we are asking you to help us

Big K.R.I.T. Gets Autobiographical About His Struggle To Climb Mt. Olympus (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. is five years in on a journey to his own private “Mount Olympus.” However, for the Merdian, Mississippi native, the journey goes back a long ways before 2010’s

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Big K.R.I.T. vs. ScHoolboy Q…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the

Mick Jenkins Has Nothing But Time, But No Time For The B.S. (Audio)

Mick Jenkins seems to capture the Windy City essence so well in his music. “Time,” on paper, is just a compilation track (Chicago Sight n’ Sound). However, the Cinematic Entertainment

Joey Bada$$’s J Dilla & The Roots-Produced Cut Gets A DMX-Inspired Visual (Video)

With the Dilla Day spirit on high, Joey Bada$$ unleashes the visual for “Like Me.” This is his B4.Da.$$ showpiece, boasting production by The Roots and a posthumous J Dilla

Big K.R.I.T. Made Mind Control For Outkast, Talks Guests He Wanted For Cadillactica (Video)

Hip-Hop always loves a good what-if. Sitting down with Southern Rap mixtape mainstay DJ Smallz, Big K.R.I.T. feels comfortable enough to share some of the what-if’s surrounding his sophomore major

Joey Bada$$ Drops Wisdom While DJ Premier Drops A Scorching Beat (Audio)

“B4.Da.$$” is the title of Joey Bada$$’ studio debut, releasing this coming Tuesday (January 20) on Pro Era/Cinematic/Sony Red. The Brooklyn, New York MC reflects this title, not just as

With Sounds By The Roots & J Dilla, Preview Snippets Of Joey Bada$$’s B4.Da.$$ (Audio)

Over the weekend, the full artwork, tracklisting and production credits for Joey Bada$$’ studio debut, B4.Da.$$ (January 20) were released: 1. Save The Children (prod by Statik Selektah) 2. Greenbax

Big K.R.I.T. & Raphael Saadiq Time Travel Back To Soul Food Dinners (Video)

From Cadillactica, “Soul Food” is an evocative center-piece. Produced by Raphael Saadiq, the veteran crooner’s transcending soulful sound colors the way for Big K.R.I.T.’s strong commentary on the changing times,

Finding The GOAT: Nipsey Hussle vs. Jay Rock…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Big K.R.I.T. & Raphael Saadiq’s Soul Food Highlights Cadillactica. See How It Was Cooked (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. earned another Top 5 this week, for Cadillactica, his sophomore major label release. The Def Jam Records-backed LP is a balance of Krizzle’s foundation of car-audio odes, Southern

Mick Jenkins’ New Vid Takes A Deeper Look At Violence In Chicago (Video)

Mick Jenkins’ The Water[s] remains one of the strongest, most-talked about mixtapes/street albums of 2014. It’s deeper than Rap with the Jazz-influenced Chicagoan. The DJ Dahi-produced “Dehydration” is a powerful,

Travel To Big K.R.I.T.’s Planet Of Cadillactica A Week Early (Album Stream)

With the new week, Big K.R.I.T. has looked to NPR First Listen (for the second straight time) to premiere his sophomore major label album, Cadillactica (November 11) more than a

Big K.R.I.T. & Raphael Saadiq Search For The Lost Soul In The World (Audio)

With Cadillactica two weeks away (November 11), Big K.R.I.T.’s Raphael Saadiq-assisted “Soul Food” hits the web. Ray sounds as a crisp as he has in 10 years, and as integral

Big K.R.I.T. & DJ Dahi Rev Up The Cadillactica In The Studio Garage (Video)

In the second installment of Big K.R.I.T.’s behind-the-scenes making of Cadillactica series, Krizzle sits in the lab with DJ Dahi (Drake, Freddie Gibbs, ScHoolboy Q) creating the Def Jam sophomore

Mick Jenkins Looks Deep Into The Water[s], Discusses Reflection Eternal Influence (Food For Thought Interview)

As the infrastructure of Hip-Hop in Chicago, and the excess of young talented artists concocting it continues to swiftly evolve, the eccentric and unflappable twenty-three year old MC, Mick Jenkins,

Big K.R.I.T. Kicks A So-Sincere Verse From Cadillactica On Sway In The Morning (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. doesn’t freestyle. He tells Sway Calloway as much during this week’s stop on Sway In The Morning. However, when urged to take a minute to gather an upcoming

Big K.R.I.T. Releases the Title Track to Cadillactica (Audio)

Less than a month away from his sophomore album with Def Jam Records backing (November 11), Big K.R.I.T. offers up the title song from Cadillactica. The work fits snugly into

Finding The GOAT: J. Cole vs. Big K.R.I.T…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Big K.R.I.T. Explains Being Sharper In 2010 vs. 2014, Less Likelihood Of Country Cousins (Audio)

With his sophomore major label album, Cadillactica (premiered last night, September 30) just over five weeks away (November 11), Big K.R.I.T. is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show.

5 Years In The Making, Joey Bada$$’s Debut Album His Its First Single (Video)

It’s no secret or hidden fact that Joey Bada$$ (and much of Pro Era) pulls from an early-mid 1990s New York City Hip-Hop sound. The language, the subject matters, the

Nitty Scott, Chris Webby, Smoke DZA & CJ Fly Cypher With Conviction (Video)

One day after the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards’ Digital All-Stars Cypher (Emilio Rojas, Andy Mineo, Dreezy, Dillon Cooper, Retro Jace, Conceited) premiered, RAW rolling papers’ shows another healthy, talented crop

Big K.R.I.T’s Cadillactica Gets Its Release Date, And It’s Coming Soon

As anticipated from last week’s video series premiere and See Me On Top, Vol. 4 mixtape release, Big K.R.I.T took to video today (September 23) to announce the release date

Big K.R.I.T Drops Off a Brand New Mixtape, See Me On Top, Vol. 4 (Mixtape)

It’s the fourth quarter, and Big K.R.I.T is out to “Mike Jordan ’em.” Fresh off of dropping two very different pieces of content yesterday (September 15), Krizzle, as announced just

Joey Bada$$ Says He’s Bringin’ Brooklyn Back In A Tony Touch Freestyle (Video)

Some things just make sense. If Joey Bada$$ was around, in the industry, in the late ’90s, he would have sounded right and exact on Tony Touch cassette tapes. The

Running In From Left Field…Big K.R.I.T Remixes alt-J & It’s Great (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T’s crates run deep, and current. The Mississippi producer/MC who sampled Adele on “Hometown Hero” now looks to take a spin with alt-J’s hit “Every Other Freckle.” The remix,

Big K.R.I.T. Verbally & Sonically Chin-Checks All Those Out To Block Him Alongside Yo Gotti (Audio)

DJ Infamous is making some noise lately. The veteran mixmaster links up two of Southern Rap’s brightest stars, veterans paying dues that are quickly embraced as new artists in the

Cinematic Soul Playlist

Hip-hop has long been influenced by the cinematic soul of the 70’s. Whether you’re a fan of Big K.R.I.T. or Biz Markie, UGK or Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre or Just