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Big K.R.I.T.’s Sincerity Shines In Mt. Olympus’ Conceptual Visual (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. made a massive statement in "Mt. Olympus." The breakout symphonic single from Krizzle attacked the stigmas that he feels should have been silenced after five acclaimed projects (he refers to them as albums). In a record about doing what most rappers can't do, K.R.I.T. unleashed the video, where... Read more

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

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in March 2014 (Audio)

As we ease our way into April, here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in March. You'll hear new music from Jay Z, Jay Electronica, Wu-Tang Clan, Crooked I, The Lox, Mobb Deep, Jon Connor, Devin the Dude, Big K.R.I.T., Nitty Scott, MC, Kendrick Lamar, YG, 50 Cent,... 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. 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. 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

Here Are the Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of 2013. Stream and Download More Than 45 Mixtapes Here (Mixtapes)

2013 was a stellar year for mixtapes. In fact, with strong releases from Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Rapsody, Raekwon, Slum Village, Curren$y, Cam'ron, Lloyd Banks, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Action Bronson, Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes and more, it can be argued... Read more

Got BARS? These MC’s Do. Here Are The Best Freestyles of 2013 (Video)

There are few things more satisfying in Hip-Hop than a killer verse. It's why Kendrick Lamar shook up the Internet for 3 weeks (an eternity these days) with his Control verse...and then again with his BET Cypher. We've assembled a collection of the best freestyles (mostly "writtens") of 2013. Check... 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. & 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

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

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

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

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month Kendrick Lamar set the Hip-Hop world aflame with 1 verse and woke up the Hip-Hop Nation. In addition to Big... 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

Nice Guys Finish First…But Not By Playing Nice

Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. After the late 2000s breakthrough of Blu, Thurz, Fashawn and Torae, it is these two men that truly opened me up to what I considered the youthful unknown in Hip-Hop. In 2010, I was very much the anti-new-rapper’s fan, convinced that labels (large and small)... 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- King Remembered In Time (Mixtape)

As promised, K.R.I.T is back with the release of his King Remembered In Time. Check out the mixtape/ free album that should hold you over until the release of his sophomore album later this year. Related: 9th Wonder and Big K.R.I.T. in the studio (Video) Download Mixtape... Read more

AFH: Best of January 2013 Playlist (Audio)

January is typically a slow month for music but it got off to a good start this year. Here's a playlist of some of the best music to drop this month. You'll hear new songs from Big Daddy Kane, Black Thought, Yelawolf, Talib Kweli, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., Havoc, Prodigy,... Read more

A lot of hot hip-hop has dropped over the last couple of months. Here’s a playlist featuring some of the best joints from May and June (Audio)

You'll find music from Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Brother Ali, Dom Kennedy, Phife Dawg, MF DOOM, Big Boi, Big K.R.I.T., MMG, Kanye West, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Childish Gambino, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Pac Div, Goodie Mob, Large Professor, Snoop Dogg and much more. If you're down... Read more

Trae the Truth – I’m on 2.0 ft J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Jadakiss, Gudda Gudda, Tyga & Bun B (Video)

Here's the video for Trae the Truth's all-star track featuring J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Jadakiss, Gudda Gudda, Tyga and Bun B. Check out I'm On 2.0. Related: J. Cole discusses his upcoming album with Kendrick Lamar (Video)... Read more

Big KRIT speaks on the release of his 4eva N A Day Mixtape and the concept behind it (Video)

We caught up with Big KRIT on the release day of his incredible new mixtape 4eva N a Day. He broke down the concept behind the album and its cover, how the project came about and what it felt like to release it. He also talked about the first single,... Read more

Behind The Scenes With Big K.R.I.T. & Va$htie At Insomnia Video Shoot (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. has a track called Insomnia on his new 4eva N a Day project. Here's a true behind the scenes look at the making of the video for the track. The BTS look features some words from K.R.I.T. and Va$htie, the director of the video, as well as a... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – KING Pt 2

Here's some new heat from Big K.R.I.T. He goes IN on the Lord Knows track Just Blaze produced for Drake. Check out KING Pt. 2.... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Boobie Miles Video Teaser (Video)

Big K.R.I.T.'s new song Boobie Miles dropped a couple of weeks ago. Here's a teaser for the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRLupk0h6_Q&feature=player_embedded... Read more

AD – Patience ft Big K.R.I.T. & Che Blaq

Here's a soulful joint by AD that sports a Big K.R.I.T. feature. Check out Patience.... Read more

Trae Tha Truth – I’m On 2.0 ft Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss

Wow. Trae Tha Truth brought out an all-star squad of MCs version 2.0 for his song I'm On. It features Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss--all on a flip of Mark Morrison's classic Return of the Mack track. Check it out. Here... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Boobie Miles

Big K.R.I.T.'s 4EvaNaDay mixtape drops on 2/20. K.R.I.T. just released the first song from the project. It's a jazzy track with typically meaningful lyrics from K.R.I.T. Check out Boobie Miles (peep the song title reference). Here's what K.R.I.T. had to say about the song: "The 1st song I wanted 2... Read more

Is Big K.R.I.T. the new OutKast?

Big K.R.I.T. asks us to call him a King Remembered in Time – a king who pays homage to royalty who’ve come before him. Among those giants who came before K.R.I.T. is Outkast. The beauty of Outkast is the group’s appeal to the playa and prophet that lives in us... Read more

8Ball & MJG – We Buy Gold ft Big K.R.I.T.

Here's some new Southern Funk from 8Ball & MJG featuring Big K.R.I.T. This one knocks. Check out We Buy Gold. Both 8Ball & MJG and K.R.I.T. have mixtapes dropping soon.... Read more

Here’s an MLK day playlist featuring music from Common, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Nas and more (Playlist)

Happy MLK day. MUCH has changed since the 60's when Dr. King led a peaceful revolution for justice and equality, but the beautiful struggle continues. We are in complex times. The nation has a black president, a reality that likely would not have materialized had it not been for the... Read more

Decoded: Big K.R.I.T. — Time Machine (Video)

Here's a really dope interview of Big K.R.I.T. where he breaks down the lyrics to Time Machine. It really showcases the depth of his music. K.R.I.T., along with others like Kendrick Lamar and Stalley, is part of the new crop of MCs with a message to their music. It's part... Read more

Ambrosia For Heads’ 2011 Best Hip-Hop Albums/Mixtapes of the Year: Here’s a look at our picks for the best of the best in 2011. You’ll find words on each as well as samples of the music. Tell us your picks for 2011.

It's that time of year again, when you're hit with a ton of year end, best of lists. We're going to keep it simple. We have 2 lists: best hip-hop albums/mixtapes of the year and songs of the year. First up, here are our picks for the best hip-hop albums/mixtapes... Read more

The Roots Perform My ft Big K.R.I.T. (Video)

The Roots performed with Big K.R.I.T. last night at New York City's Highline Ballroom. Check it out below. Also, click here to check out our playlist of music from The Roots spanning the last 2 decades. You can buy undun here. Make My ft Big K.R.I.T. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Ir05jYMD7Y... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – 5 Fingers of Death

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest MC to participate in the 5 Fingers of Death series on the Sway in the Morning show on Shade 45.  Check out how he flows over 5 beats below. Click here to download.  Also, click here to check out Kendrick Lamar's 5 Fingers of Death.... Read more

Statik Selektah – Play The Game ft Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs

Here's a great video for Statik Selektah's Play The Game featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs. It was shot A3C and also doubles as a good behind the scenes look at the energy that was in the air at that hip-hop festival. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFJbufYpxT0... Read more

T.I. – I’m Flexin’ ft Big K.R.I.T. (Video)

Here's the video for T.I.'s I'm Flexin' featuring Big K.R.I.T. Bangin'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=roY6RseK5cw... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Money on the Floor ft 8 Ball, MJG & 2 Chainz (Video)

Here's the video for Big K.R.I.T.'s Money on the Floor featuring 8 Ball, MJG and 2 Chainz. This one is not suitable for work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O_YXSRhsiyg... Read more

Freddie Gibbs – Cold Day in Hell (Mixtape)

Here's a brand new mixtape from Freddie Gibbs.  It features production from Big K.R.I.T., J.US.T.I.C.E. League and others, and guest verses from Jeezy, 2 Chainz and Alley Boy, to name a few.  Click below to download Cold Day in Hell. Click here to download.  Here's the tracklist:... Read more