Big K.R.I.T. Has The Subs In The Trunk. Pass The Aux Cord To Hear This Jam (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look.

To help with that task, we’ve created two playlists. One features more recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so—while the other is throwback, focused on the 1980s and ’90s. We update each of these playlists regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

This Throwback Playlist Celebrates The Hip-Hop That Is Never Played-Out. (Audio)

Today (October 20) brings the third single from Big K.R.I.T.’s 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time. Due next week, the Multi-Alumni/BMG double album contains video single “Keep The Devil Off” and “Confetti.”  “The Aux” plays on a popular expression, not only in ride-sharing services, but friends chillin’ together in each other’s cars. The MC behind “Glass House” and three volumes of “My Sub” explains why he’s got the perfect soundtrack for a car trip, at any time. Influenced by U.G.K., Eightball & MJG, and Too Short, Krizzle has been a key component to keeping car culture alive in Hip-Hop. On Krizzle’s playlist is Sly & The Family Stone, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, B.B. King, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Barry White, Ohio Players, Minnie Riperton, Johnnie Taylor, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Parliament and Funkadelic, plus Billy Paul, among many others. The MC/producer raps that the car can be anything, a place for escapism, to make love and make babies, and have the most fun possible. As Big K.R.I.T.’s rich melodies, deep bass, and elaborate grooves have sounded great in the whip since 2010, he makes the perfect anthem. Stay tuned as next Friday, October 27, the full project arrives.

In addition to new Big K.R.I.T., the playlist has been updated with highlights from Wu-Tang Clan, Rapsody, The Game, and SZA. Together, these artists join Oddisee, Mozzy, Meek Mill, Elzhi, TLC, Brother Ali, Drake, Lil Dicky, D’Angelo, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, Tyler The Creator, Vic Mensa, The LOX, Sean Price, and a host of others.