Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of April Including Scarface, The Roots, KRS-One, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & More (Audio Playlist)

April brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music featuring Scarface, KRS-One, The Roots, 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & Marvin Gaye, Pharoahe Monch, Big L & Fat Joe, Da Brat, Daz Dillinger, Slum Village & Black Milk, Rapsody, Chance the Rapper, Mobb Deep and much more.... Read more

Gary Clark, Jr. Releases a Mixtape ft Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Bilal & More (Mixtape)

Gary Clark, Jr. has released one of the more interesting projects of the year. The Grammy-winning blues guitarist put together a mixtape featuring Talib Kweli, Big K.R.I.T., Bilal, Robert Glasper and more. It features remixes to his 2012 album of the same name, and adds a few new cuts. You... Read more

Think Country Rappers Aren’t Lyrical? Big K.R.I.T. Ends That Discussion with Mt Olympus (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. has just released arguably his most lyrical record to date...and that's saying a lot. As if he's putting all rappers from the country on his back, K.R.I.T. steps to the mic and delivers a blistering display of wordplay. This record could not be more fitting after a weekend... Read more

Sean C & LV – Loud Dreams Vol. 1 Features Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Big K.R.I.T. & Plenty More (Mixtape)

On his own, Sean C produced "Can't Knock The Hustle" and "Roc Boys" for Jay Z. The New Yorker not only co-founder the legendary X-Ecutionerz DJ crew (R.I.P. Roc Raida), but he was a major hand in Loud Records' success, thanks to his A&R role. Once he teamed with LV,... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Ends the WeekOfKRIT with a Special Announcement. A New Album is Coming (Video)

Throughout the week, Big K.R.I.T. has treated fans to new music each day. He concludes the WeekofKRIT with a special announcement: he has a new album coming later this year. Check out the video trailer below for a taste of one of the album's tracks as well as the title... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Does Not Take the Weekends Off. WeekOfKRIT Continues (Audio)

Just when it seemed WeekOfKRIT was over, Big K.R.I.T. returns with his hardest track of the week. He, Smoke DZA and oft collaborator Big Sant trade bars on the hard-driving Steps. Check it out. Related: Big K.R.I.T.'s Egyptian Cotton is Another Strong New Track (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Completes His WeekOfKRIT With Another Strong New Track (Video)

Throughout the week, Big K.R.I.T. has treated fans with new music that stands among the finest in his catalog. Today, he releases the last track and it features K.R.I.T.'s trademark thoughtful lyrics and soulful production. Check out Egyptian Cotton. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Kicks Off WeekOfKRIT With His New Agenda, Alongside... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Turns Up on Wolf on Wallstreet (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T.'s 4th release in the WeekOfKRIT is a more uptempo trunk-thumper, along the lines of Country Ish. The title plays on K.R.I.T.'s love for cars and the recent film from Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Check out Wolf on Wallstreet. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Meditates Over a Soulful Burner on... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Opens His Cadillac Doors To Pick Up A$AP Ferg In This Unlikely Collaboration (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. gets into a wavy, ATLiens-inspired transportation anthem in "Lac Lac." The song, inspired by Krizzle's penchant for Sevilles, Fleetwoods, and El Dorado's—flagship models of the Cadillac family of cars, has that percussion that complements any leisurely drive with the windows down. As a guest, K.R.I.T. looked outside of... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Meditates Over a Soulful Burner on Conscious Effort (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T.'s WeekofKRIT continues with his 2nd release in as many days. Krizzle spits some meditative lyrics over a slow a deeply soulful track. For fans since "K.R.I.T. Wuz Here," this is vintage K.R.I.T. Check it out. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Kicks Off WeekOfKRIT With His New Agenda, Alongside Rick Ross... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Kicks Off WeekOfKRIT With His New Agenda, Alongside Rick Ross (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. does big things. Meridian, Mississippi's own has impressed his label, working with Ludacris, The Roots, and Big Boi...all fellow Def Jam Records stars. However, just in time for Mastermind, Krizzle kicks off "Week Of KRIT" with "New Agenda," featuring none other than Rick Ross. In production, format, and... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & June Would Make Pimp C Proud In Their Own Big Pimpin’ (Video)

Although it's clearly not a cover song, June and Big K.R.I.T. clearly considered Jay Z's Volume 3 smash single "Big Pimpin'," which put the faces and voices of UGK's Pimp C and Bun B in front of many new listeners. Raised on the Slab music, Krizzle and June made their... Read more

Big Boi, U.G.K. & Big K.R.I.T. Mashed With Blue Oyster Cult & Sanctioned By Daddy Fat Sax? Yep. (Video)

Fans of late '70s Hard Rock group Blue Oyster Cult know a thing or two about a thing or two. The group with hits like "Don't Fear The Reaper" came to mainstream prominence around the time of Hip-Hop's own commercial breakthroughs. Big Boi, a student of '70s Funk, '70s Cadillac... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Reworks A Gary Clark, Jr. Single & It Sounds Amazing (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. and Gary Clark, Jr. have both stepped into the mainstream around the same time. Both major label artists bring cult audiences with them since their Internet-obscure days, and a sound that few could replicate. While people tend to associate K.R.I.T.'s sounds less with guitars as much as pounding... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Kenneth Whalum Make A Soulful, Wisdom-Drenched Collaboration (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. works with a lot of artists, new and established. The same week he hit the studio (again) with Ludacris, Big Krizzle was heard on a powerful song from emerging singer, Kenneth Whalum. "Away" is a dreamy, pensive song that works on many levels. K.R.I.T. splits the song with... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Slim Thug Let Their Trunks Wave Alongside Boston George (Video)

In the post-UGK era, does anybody make better songs about cars (or for cars) than Big K.R.I.T.? In his glass-house with the bowling-ball swirl, Meridian's finest keeps the anthems going, the bass thumping, and those soulful grooves that jam at red lights and the open road. Slim Thug is another... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. and Talib Kweli Lend Verses to Cory Mo on Hold Up (Video)

Cory Mo made the most of his Rock the Bells experience, landing not only verses from Big K.R.I.T. and Talib Kweli but also filming a video with them on one of the dates. Salute to his grind. Here's Hold Up. Related: Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Outasight & Mela Machinko collaborate... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Z-Ro Give Some Soulful Support To Berner On Ready 2 Die (Audio)

Like Smoke DZA, Berner's built a Rap rep simultaneous to his seemingly endless supply of burnables. Thus, "Berner" has become of the more popular North Cali artists of late, and even squeezed a spot in Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records. As Berner hones his craft, the rapper brings on Z-Ro... Read more

Young Jeezy Releases His ItsThatWorld 2 Mixtape with Features From Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T and More (Mixtape)

Young Jeezy releases part 2 of his Its Tha World mixtape, which features guest appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T and more. You can stream and download #ItsThaWorld2 below. Download Mixtape Related: Young Jeezy – Its Tha World (Mixtape)... Read more

Bun B & Pimp C Wave The UGK Flag With Lil Boosie & Big K.R.I.T. On Cake (Audio)

For Trill O.G.: The Epilogue Bun B touches some unreleased Pimp C vocals and brings on two UGK proteges for "Cake." While Pimp was still alive, the group mentored Baton Rouge's Lil Boosie on the Trill Entertainment imprint (along with Webbie and others). In the last three years, Bun's helped... Read more

Take a Raw Behind the Scenes Look at Big K.R.I.T.’s Tour with Macklemore (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. recently commenced a nationwide tour with Macklemore. Here's an intimate behind the scenes look at some of K.R.I.T.'s experiences thus far on the journey. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time (Video)... Read more

Doughboyz Cashout, Pusha T, Jeezy and Big K.R.I.T. Go to Work on a Track That is Pure Heat (Audio)

Pusha T and Jeezy join Doughboyz Cashout on a killer track that also features Big K.R.I.T. on the hook. Check out Pure. Related: Pusha T Releases His Video Pain Featuring Future (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Admits Wishing He Could Have Submitted Beats To UGK Back In the Day (Video)

OkayplayerTV recently sat down with one of the nicest lyricists representing the south (or anywhere else...), Big K.R.I.T., and asked him "The Questions." The Mississippi MC discusses his tattoos, how he stays out of trouble, and how he still listens to Aquemini by Outkast on the daily. The interview ends with a... Read more

Big Sant – Firewater II ft Big K.R.I.T. & Tito Lopez

In the way of Mississippi Hip-Hop, Crooked Lettaz and David Map are the cartographers. Back in 1999 on the soulfully-defiant Grey Skies album, D.B. and Kamikaze invited Penalty Records label-mate Noreaga (N.O.R.E.) to rap with them about that (other) ish that makes your soul burn slow. Almost 15 years, David... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Discusses Rock the Bells and Kendrick Lamar’s Control Verse (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. discusses his experiences at Rock the Bells, his reaction to Kendrick Lamar's Control verse and more. Check out the video. Related: Big K.R.I.T. - Just Last Week ft Future (Audio)... Read more

Rapsody – Lonely Thoughts ft Big K.R.I.T. & Chance The Rapper

As if "Jedi Code" wasn't enough, Rapsody hits us off with another show-stopping collaboration from She Got Game. That project is going retail on September 17, as Rap leads off, then passing the mic from Mississippi to Chi-town, courtesy of Big K.R.I.T. and Chance The Rapper. I heard "Mixtape Of... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Just Last Week ft Future

When Big K.R.I.T. dropped his (massively underrated) mixtape King Remembered in Time in the Spring, it featured a snippet of a song with Future. Now, K.R.I.T. releases the full version. Check out Just Last Week. Related: Big KRIT breaks down King Remembered in Time, Track by Track (Video)... Read more

Slim Thug – Coming Down (Every Town) ft Big K.R.I.T., Z-Ro & Kirko Bangz

Outside of Geto Boys and UGK, I have always used Slim Thug as an illustration to what makes Houston Hip-Hop so unique, and so great. Thugga's not always big on deep thought, but his boisterous vocals, smooth style and regional cadence have accented some truly great music over the last... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – 4EvaNADay Instrumentals (Mixtape)

With so much attention being paid to lyrics as of late (thanks to a young MC out of Compton), an entire mixtape without any words whatsoever is quite refreshing to hear. Which brings us to 4EvaNaDay (Instrumentals), Big K.R.I.T.’s latest project that features 15 soothing, self-produced beats from the project... Read more

Go Dreamer – Electro Phonk ft Big K.R.I.T.

Even if you haven't heard the name Go Dreamer, chances are, you've heard him. With The Flush (previously known as Royal Flush), Go Dreamer co-produced gems for Big Boi over the last several years including "Be Still," "Mama Told Me," and you guessed it—"Royal Flush." Testing the waters of a... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Multi Til the Sun Die (Video)

Big K.R.I.T.'s video for Multi Til the Sun Die features stylish footage of him in concert and on the road. Check it out below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. discusses the meaning of Multi and more (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – King Pt. 3

No I.D.'s Stay track was one of the most soulful on Nas' album (as it was when No I.D. first provided the track to Cyhi the Prynce). Now, Big K.R.I.T. gets his shot on the beat and puts it to good use. Check out King Pt. 3. Related: AFH Presents... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Bigger Picture (Video)

Bigger Picture is Big K.R.I.T.'s vivid lyrical description of what can go wrong in a relationship when the details are scrutinized to the exclusion of seeing the overall value. The video is a creative take on that concept, directed by Marc Ecko (yes, that Ecko). Take a look below. Related:... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – What You Know About It

Big K.R.I.T. flows over an atmospheric track that was produced by Foreign Allegiance, the winners of a beat making contest sponsored by Vibe and McDonald's. Check out What You Know About It. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time (Video)... Read more

DeLorean – Whip ft Big K.R.I.T.

Here's a new one from Houston MC, DeLorean, and he gets a verse from Big K.R.I.T. Check out Whip. Related: SPOTLIGHT: DeLorean – Breathe ft Curtis Snow (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time Pt. 2 (Video)

Here's part 2 of our sit down with Big K.R.I.T. where he reflects on the subjects discussed on his King Remembered in Time mixtape. In this episode, K.R.I.T. talks about how Bun B has served as a mentor, the relationship between pimping and hip-hop, the potential consequences of one night... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. stepped into The Backroom on 106 & Park and tore it down. Check out the video of the blistering verse he dropped below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time Pt. 1 (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time (Video)

Big K.R.I.T.'s King Remembered in Time mixtape is one of his most personal efforts to date. We sat down and chopped it up with K.R.I.T. about the project and he reflected on the meaning behind every track. In part 1, K.R.I.T. talks about why he named the project King Remembered... Read more

Snoop & Big K.R.I.T. Freestyle on RapFix Live (Video)

The Big Boss Dogg and Big K.R.I.T. drop verses for Sway on RapFix Live. Check out the video. Related: AFH Presents Big K.R.I.T. – REWIND: Rich Dad Poor Dad (Video)... Read more

AFH Presents Big K.R.I.T. – REWIND: Rich Dad Poor Dad (Video)

Big K.R.I.T.'s Rich Dad Poor Dad is a deeply personal record. In the song, K.R.I.T. shares some of the many jewels his father dropped on him as a kid and how that shaped him as a man. For the video to the song, K.R.I.T. went even deeper. He took us... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Speaks on King Remembered in Time (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. spoke to the fans about his King Remembered in Time mixtape. 3 Little Digs captured the conversation on video. K.R.I.T. talked about how he chose the title, how he makes beats, his favorite 2Pac song, wanting to work with Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q, his cover art, what he... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Performs at SXSW 2013 (Video)

Here's another jewel from this year's SXSW festival. You can watch a high quality version of Big K.R.I.T.'s entire set at Def Jam's showcase below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. – R.E.M. (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – R.E.M. (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. stays kicking that realness. Here's a new song that is one of his finest efforts to date and it's accompanied by a beautiful video that was shot in NYC by the same director who filmed K.R.I.T.'s arresting Rich Dad, Poor Dad video. In this new video K.R.I.T. is... Read more

9th Wonder and Big K.R.I.T. in the Studio (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. and 9th Wonder have been making some magic together, lately. Here's a super dope behind the scenes video of the two of them in the studio. 9th Wonder talks extensively about the first time he met K.R.I.T. and the two share insights about the rap game. Get this... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Shine On ft Bun B

Big K.R.I.T. and Bun B re-team on K.R.I.T.'s soulful Shine On. Check it out below. Related: Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. – Check the Sign (Audio)... Read more

Tha Joker – Can’t Change ft Big K.R.I.T. & Tito Lopez

Big K.R.I.T. and Tito Lopez lend verses to a hot joint by Tha Joker. Check out "Can't Change." Related: Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. – Check the Sign (Audio)... Read more

Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. – Check the Sign

Bun B and Big K.R.I.T. reunite to rep for the Jordan XX8's. Here's Check the Sign. Get this goodness. Related: Big K.R.I.T. – Reign On (Prod. 9th Wonder) + Making of Reign On (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Reign On (Prod. 9th Wonder) + Making of Reign On (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. goes in on a 9th Wonder track that employs a sample from the O'Jays' classic "For the Love of Money." Check out "Reign On" and a video of K.R.I.T. and 9th in the studio making the track below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. – Gettin’ Mine ft Rapsody & Heather... Read more

Joey Bada$$ – Underground Airplay ft Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA (Video)

Here's a new video from the artists of Cinematic Music Group, better known as Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$$ and Smoke DZA. Check out Underground Airplay. Related: Joey Bada$$ on the Sway in the Morning Show (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Gettin’ Mine ft Rapsody & Heather Victoria (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Big K.R.I.T. flows over a 9th Wonder track with that trunk funk and CRUSHES it. The song also features some goodness from Rapsody. Check out Gettin' Mine. Also, see Big K.R.I.T. and 9th Wonder discuss the political impact of hip-hop below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. – Rich Dad Poor Dad (Video)... Read more