One Of Big K.R.I.T.’s Jazziest Cuts Gets A Re-Boot From TUT (Audio)
Southern Hip-Hop artists have never shied away from originality, blending drawl with bounce in ways no other region can manage. Big K.R.I.T., the Meridian, Mississippi spitter has enjoyed tremendous accolade for his own musical stylings, celebrated as a Third Coast MC and producer whose lyrical content sets him apart from many of his contemporaries, according to many. Most recently, he surprised his fans with It’s Better This Way, a mixtape featuring both the familiar – Ludacris – and the unexpected – Warren G. But as K.R.I.T. Heads are well aware, it’s the unexpected that is most familiar when it comes to his music. With every project, he continues to embrace his own roots while extending an invitation to others, something proven with today’s release.
As a featured guest on K.R.I.T.’s “Riding Dirty,” TUT contributes a no-holds barred verse to what is perhaps the most Jazz-inspired track of K.R.I.T.’s extensive discography. Produced by Myke Murda and Ktoven, the song is a blend of smooth, classic Jazz horns with the Bounce popular in TUT’s hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee and elsewhere in the region. A reworking of the original song found on K.R.I.T.’s 2014 mixape See Me On Top Vol. 4, today’s “Riding Dirty” is a heaping serving of the South and a perfect example of one artist paying it forward to the new generation. The two MCs are a formidable match lyrically, a fact bound to excite Heads checking for more of the same. Check out the song below, and pick up a copy of TUT’s Preacher’$ Son, featuring Isaiah Rashad and others, to hear what he has to offer beyond “Riding Dirty.”