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Bun B & Run The Jewels Get Really Personal With Some Help From Big K.R.I.T. (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... Read more

Big K.R.I.T.’s First Recording Proves He’s Always Had Soul For Real (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. brings his double-LP 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time (deemed the best 2017 Hip-Hop album by the readers of Ambrosia For Heads) to NPR's Washington, D.C. offices. There, the Meridian, Mississippi MC/producer put on a Tiny Desk concert that is anything but small. Performing “Mixed Messages,” “Keep The... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Rates The Bars & Hands Pimp C The Lowest Score In The Batch (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest rapper in the hot seat for "Rate The Bars." More than most, Krizzle seems to be a generous rater (handing out almost exclusively 4's and 5's). Heads have long found this artist to be generous with his music, whether giving away acclaimed mixtapes and making... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & T.I. Show They Are Both Kings Of The South With Rich Rhymes (Video)

In a lofty warehouse, grilled up, talking on his money phone, Big K.R.I.T. flexes his southern rap flavor in the video for “Big Bank,” directed by Music Family. The track, which features T.I., is off K.R.I.T.’s independently successful and critically acclaimed third album, 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time. Although... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Caleborate Release An Anthem For Anyone Fighting For A Dream (Audio)

In the last month, Ambrosia For Heads readers decided by vote that Big K.R.I.T.'s 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time was "the best Hip-Hop album of 2017." Another artist made a really impressive effort last year, among the many. That was Berkeley, California's Caleborate, who is no stranger to that... Read more

Big K.R.I.T.’s 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time Is Your Best Rap Album Of 2017. K.R.I.T. Speaks

Throughout the 2010s, Big K.R.I.T. branded himself as a voice from the underground. He represented the "third coast" of Mississippi and proudly brandished his Southern Rap name and dialect. However, K.R.I.T. showed and proved that he was an anomaly. Throughout his career, he's rapped about family, faith, and police profiling,... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & Big K.R.I.T. Are Battling For Best Rap Album Of 2017 & It Is CLOSE

For more than two weeks, Ambrosia For Heads has asked readers and fans to determine the "Best Rap Album Of 2017." With AFH's Top 15 provided, readers were offered a Wild Card option to vote in an album pick that may have been overlooked. With the resulting "Sweet 16" in place,... Read more

Who Had The Best Rap Album Of 2017 (The Final Battle): Kendrick Lamar vs. Big K.R.I.T.

We have our opinions on the best albums of 2017, but rather than simply list them, we thought it would be more interesting to hear what you, the readers, believe is the Best Rap Album of 2017. With that in mind, we decided to make our Best Rap Albums Of... Read more

Who Had The Best Rap Album Of 2017 (Battle 9): Big K.R.I.T. vs. Sean Price

We have our opinions on the best albums of 2017, but rather than simply list them, we thought it would be more interesting to hear what you, the readers, believe is the Best Rap Album of 2017. With that in mind, we decided to make our Best Rap Albums Of... Read more

Who Had The Best Rap Album Of 2017 (Battle 5): Big K.R.I.T. vs. J.I.D.

We have our opinions on the best albums of 2017, but rather than simply list them, we thought it would be more interesting to hear what you, the readers, believe is the Best Rap Album of 2017. With that in mind, we decided to make our Best Rap Albums Of... Read more

What Is The Best Rap Album Of The Year? You Decide. Here Are Our Top 15.

It’s that time of year where “best of” lists abound and, in a year that featured stellar music from artists young and old, 2017 has proven to be one of the finest of the decade. We have our opinions on the best albums of 2017, but rather than simply list... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Flips Nas’ 1996 Message Into A Freestyle For The Ages (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. appeared on Sway In The Morning this week to promote his new double-album 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time. After discussing the Multi Alumni release with Sway, Heather B, and Tracy G, the acclaimed Mississippi artist could not leave without dropping some freestyle flavor. And boy, did he... Read more

Big K.R.I.T.’s New Collabo Shows He’s A True Descendant Of The Dungeon Family (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... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Is Releasing A New Double Album. Here’s The Artwork, Tracklist & Guests

UPDATE: Big K.R.I.T.'s team has revealed the features to this Friday's (October 27) 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time. The self-released double album features UGK, T.I., and a number of Dungeon Family members, ranging between Cee Lo Green and Sleep Brown to Joi. Jill Scott, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Jr., and... Read more

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... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Has Made An Anthem Fit For A King & It Deserves A Second Video

In just over a week (October 27), Big K.R.I.T. will release 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time. The double-album marks a return to independence, and the DIY days when the Meridian, Mississippi multi-threat made as good of a free project as Heads can get: 2010's KritWuzHere and 2011 follow-up ReturnOf4Eva.... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Is Untouchable On One Of The Funkiest Songs Of His Career (Video)

It's been three years since Big K.R.I.T. released his Cadillactica album, but the Meridian, Mississippi MC is more than making up for lost time. In August, K.R.I.T.'s manager revealed that the album was done and had been turned in. While that post was removed, over the last week, K.R.I.T. has... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Kills And Buries Himself In A New Video

In the last 24 hours, Big K.R.I.T. has rallied. The Meridian, Mississippi multi-threat dropped the first single to an upcoming project. "Confetti" showered down good news that there is some exciting life after Def Jam ahead for one of the greatest emerging artists of the last decade. Just mere hours... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Has A New Album Coming And His First Single Is Worth Celebrating (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... Read more

Dizzy Wright & Big K.R.I.T.’s Video Captures Why So Many Are Outraged

One of the core subjects for Hip-Hop has long been police violence against unarmed Black Americans. From O.C. to KRS-One, to Kendrick Lamar's silhouette slowly falling to the dirt of the Los Angeles hinterland after a white officer took aim. Now Las Vegas, Nevada MC Dizzy Wright joins the fray... Read more

Lupe Raps That Kendrick, K.R.I.T. & More Embody Hip-Hop. But He’s Still The Heart (Audio)

On Thursday (March 30), Kendrick Lamar released "HUMBLE." The video single arrived just over one week before Dot's upcoming album, confirmed one week prior. In the song, the Compton, California MC spit "I'm so f***in' sick and tired of the Photoshop / Show me somethin' natural, like afro on Richard... Read more

Lupe Fiasco & Big K.R.I.T. Reconnect For A High Powered Message (Audio)

Lupe Fiasco is less than a month away from his sixth album, Drogas Light (February 10). That 1st & 15th/Atlantic Records LP has an interesting collaboration in the form of "Tranquillo." The song features Big K.R.I.T. as well as Rick Ross. In 2016, Lu' and Krizzle teamed up for Dee-1's... Read more

T.I. & Big K.R.I.T.’s New Video Shows Switching Lanes Might Just Get You Killed

2016 has been an explosive year. There have been a number of killings of unarmed citizens by police officers, often with little to no repercussions. Over the Summer, things reached a boiling point, as the deaths of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling within one day of one another caused mass... Read more

Here Are The Best Hip-Hop Performances & Videos Of 2016

2016 has been a unique year. With it, Hip-Hop had a lot to say, visually. Poets new and old, independent and well-heeled, used their art to promote awareness, suggest change, and when appropriate, provide distraction. At a time when the music video largely lives online, artists made statements—about themselves, their... Read more

The Symphony 2016 Was Just 1 Of The Truly Amazing Performances & Videos Of The Year

2016 has been a unique year. With it, Hip-Hop had a lot to say, visually. Poets new and old, independent and well-heeled, used their art to promote awareness, suggest change, and when appropriate, provide distraction. At a time when the music video largely lives online, artists made statements—about themselves, their... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Details Being Moved To Tears For His BET Performance (Video)

Last week, Big K.R.I.T. seemingly delivered the musical performance of his career to date. During the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, the Mississippi MC/producer performed a remix to Kenneth Whalum's "Might Not Be OK" dressed as an officer of the law. In addition to the highly evocative lyrics, Krizzle's delivery... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Takes The Hip Hop Awards Stage In A Police Uniform & Uses Deadly Force (Video)

Last month, Big K.R.I.T. unleashed one of the most powerful verses of his career on a song that was not even his own. Joining artist Kenneth Whalum on a remix to his moving "Might Not Be OK," K.R.I.T. raps about the killings by police of unarmed Black civilians that have... Read more

Andre 3000, Nas, Method Man & More Made Sure Hip-Hop Did Not Fall In September (Audio)

September is always a month of change. More than just the Fall season, it brings back to school, the return of the NFL, a blitz of new TV shows and several other things that signal a changing of the winds. For Hip-Hop, September of 2016 held one of the biggest... Read more

Hip-Hop Stood Tall In July. Here’s Some Of The Best Of The Month (Audio Playlist)

July was a tense and complicated month. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, both captured on film, led to national protests, heated discourse and some misguided shootings of police officers, presumably in retaliation. Political conventions held by the Democratic and Republican parties further divided the nation... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Lupe Fiasco Join Dee-1 In The Fight Against Reckless Hip-Hop (Video)

In April, Dee-1 recruited Big K.R.I.T. and Lupe Fiasco for the remix to his song "Against Us." With lyrics like "I ain't in this game to prostitute my soul for dollar bills" and "What you rappin' about, killing folks? You don't see the times we in? You ain't real,” the... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Remembers Those He Owes For Where He Is Now, On A Flip Of Kanye West’s 30 Hours (Audio)

There have been a number of re-interpretations of songs from Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo, since he began releasing tracks from the album. The a capella vocals of "I Love Kanye" beckoned remixes from a number of producers, including DJ Premier. Other songs called to various MCs to lay... Read more

Hear The Best Hip-Hop of March 2016 In One Playlist (Audio)

For Hip-Hop fans, March 2016 will forever be associated with the loss of Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest. Less than 2 weeks after his sudden passing, fans worldwide are still mourning. While March 22 undoubtedly will become an annual day of reflection and celebration for Hip-Hop, there were... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Shows How He Makes A Beat From Start To Finish Then Drops A Killer Verse (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest guest on Mass Appeal's Rhythm Roulette beat-making challenge. In the series, producers are blindfolded, asked to choose 3 random records and then tasked with making a track using their selections. Many have participated in the series, including Erick Sermon, Just Blaze, El-P and Black Milk,... Read more

Stalley’s “Saving Yusuf” Mixtape Is A Return To His Soulful Slap (Mixtape)

For several years, Stalley has excelled in creating what he has dubbed "Intelligent Trunk Music." As the name suggests, the sound is characterized by Stalley's own brand of thoughtful lyrics, enveloped in car-rattling soulful beats. When Stalley signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, the contrast in the two MCs'... Read more

Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike & Nick Grant Are Royalty In Rap And Life (Audio)

Atlanta MC Nick Grant turned heads last year with not one, but two of the strongest freestyles of the year. Grant put on dazzling lyrical displays for 5 minutes at a time, as he seemed to thrive on the newfound national attention. However, Grant also showed that he was about... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Rapsody Slice Up a 9th Wonder Beat With That Guillotine Flow (Audio)

Two of Hip-Hop's top lyricists in Big. K.R.I.T. and Rapsody have linked again to paint a precise picture over a 9th Wonder canvas. This is not Rap and K.R.I.T.'s first rodeo together, as the pair linked on Rapsody's She Got Game gem, "Lonely Thoughts," also featuring Chance The Rapper. As... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Raury Deliver Some Forbidden Knowledge & Issue a Wake Up Call (Audio)

Over the last few months, Raury has quietly been breaking down barriers in Hip-Hop. He has re-defined the notion of what Southern Rap is "supposed" to sound like and he's embedded his music with deeper thoughts than those typically purveyed on mainstream radio. Whether political or personal, his moves have... Read more

Big KRIT Discusses Having to Choose Between Eating & Paying His Phone Bill (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. now has 2 major record label album releases and several years of touring under his belt, which has afforded him a life of financial stability. Just 6 years ago, however, his circumstances were radically different. In an interview on ESPN's Highly Questionable, the Meridian, MS MC talked about... Read more

Bilal & Big K.R.I.T. Get Loose Over Some Retro Electro Funk (Audio)

Bilal has had an amazing renaissance over the last year. The Neo Soul singer burst onto the scene in 2001 with close ties to The Soulquarians, Dr. Dre and J. Dilla, delivering his critically-acclaimed 1st Born Second debut album. However, it would take nine years for him to release his... Read more

Can An MC Be Considered The Greatest of All-Time After 5 Years? This Short Film Says YES (Video)

“Can it be that it was all so simple then?” The nostalgia effect is a strong one in Hip-Hop, and causes us not only to look back with optimistic revision, but also, at times, prevents us from embracing the greatness of late. It is not uncommon to hear someone argue... Read more

Finding the GOAT: These MCs Are Going to Round 4

The polls have closed and, after a fiercely competitive and unpredictable Round 3, there are only 21 MCs remaining in the quest to name Hip-Hop's greatest MC, as determined by you. Since Round 1 began in September, more than 200 MCs have been considered and millions of Hip-Hop fans have... Read more

Logic & Big K.R.I.T. Show Why The Future of Hip-Hop is Blindingly Bright (Audio)

Logic and Big K.R.I.T. are two of the most talented MCs in Hip-Hop, currently. Each artist consistently raps about a litany of subjects from raw and authentic points of view, and both can flow with the best of them. The Def Jam label mates have united on Logic's new song... Read more

Big K.R.I.T.’s Gospel-Influenced Saturday = Celebration is One of His Finest Songs Ever (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T.'s Cadillactica album is quite possibly his best work, yet. K.R.I.T. is in top lyrical form and, with the addition of several talented outside producers, his music has never sounded better. One of the many standouts on the album is the Gospel-influenced, tribal drum-heavy "Saturday = Celebration." With K.R.I.T.'s... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Gives the First Glimpse Into the World of Cadillactica (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. recently explained that Cadillactica, the title of his album, is the name of a fictional planet K.R.I.T. created on his new album. It's a place of growth, self-discovery and loads of funk. K.R.I.T. gives us our first glimpse of the planet by way of his new video for... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Gets His Grown Man on in the Video for Pay Attention (Video)

From the beginning, Big K.R.I.T.'s song "Pay Attention," featuring Rico Love, announced a new chapter for the Mississippi MC. K.R.I.T. allowed Jim Jonsin to take the production reins as he got into grown and sexy mode. The video for the song also reflects K.R.I.T.'s evolution. Rather than take a trip... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Speaks on His Entire Career Project by Project (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest guest on the CRWN series with Elliott Wilson. K.R.I.T. spoke for an hour, covering his entire career, project by project. K.R.I.T. was in a good place--often joking with the crowd and ever philosophical about his career. He went in-depth about the ups and downs he's... Read more

DJ OHSO Releases a Mix of Big K.R.I.T. Music as a Prelude to Cadillactica (Audio)

Need some Big K.R.I.T. in your life? Look no further than DJ OHSO's Cadillactica - The Prelude mix which compiles some classic K.R.I.T. along with some of his most recent releases. As the title suggests, the mix is a warm up for K.R.I.T.'s long-awaited sophomore album, Cadillactica. Check it out.... Read more

This Week Brought Visuals From Redman, Souls of Mischief, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000 & More (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new music videos from Redman, Souls of Michief & Snoop, Ras Kass, Blu and The-Dream; a look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix; freestyles from Joell Ortiz & Chris Rivers (aka Baby Pun); interviews with Joe Budden discussing Battle Rap and Big K.R.I.T. & Common... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Speaks About His Upcoming Album Cadillactica and More (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. ended his Week of KRIT in March, when he dropped 6 new songs in as many days, with an announcement for a new album titled Cadillactica. He recently sat down in Seattle and discussed the album in detail, including the title, the sound, working with other producers and... 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