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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

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

8 Rappers Discuss the Impact of OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

The celebration of OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, continues. MySpace gathered reflections from B.o.B., Gangsta Boo, Trae the Truth, Big K.R.I.T., Rittz, David Banner, Bubba Sparxx and Freddie Gibbs about the impact of OutKast and the album, track by track. Check out the intro to the article below, along with a... 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. 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

The Week in Video Featured Kanye Uncut, Words by Rakim, Redman’s Release & More (Video Playlist)

Last week was a strong one in Hip-Hop video programming. We got a spectacular short film on Rakim, a hilarious promo from Redman, a behind the scenes look at how Ice Cube got his name on the Goodyear blimp, an uncut speech from Kanye West, music videos from Phife, Mac... Read more

Here’s an MLK Day Playlist That Looks at the State of the Nation Through Hip-Hop (Audio & Video)

As we've done on MLK day over the last few years, we've put together a playlist that reflects the increasingly complex state of the nation more than 50 years since Dr. King's march on Washington. There's cause for celebration and reason for lamentation, and everything in between. Here are various... Read more

This Week’s Hip-Hop Round Up is Strictly About the Music Videos…Kendrick, Eminem, K.R.I.T., Rapsody and More (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video was highlighted by several visually-compelling music videos. Rapsody transformed into The Joker, Kendrick Lamar had an artist create a piece for Sing About Me, Eminem sought out Dr. Dre and Rihanna for therapy and more. Check out the video playlist below. Related: Last Week in... 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

AFH: The Week in Video (11/10/13) (Video Playlist)

The past week in video brought Eminem's first ever live performance of Rap God, super creative videos from Vic Mensa and Deltron 3030 featuring Zach De La Rocha, as well as strong interviews with J. Cole and Black Milk. You can check those videos out and more below and, if... 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

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

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

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 KRIT Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time, Pt. 3 (Video)

In part 3 of our interview with Big K.R.I.T. about his King Remembered In Time mixtape, K.R.I.T. talked about the struggles and pressure that came with making his first album; feeling like he failed and let his fans down; his resolve to never let it happen again; the redemption he... 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

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

As we ease into April, here's a look back at some of the best hip-hop to drop in March. You'll hear music from Kendrick Lamar & Jay-Z, Big K.R.I.T., Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon, AZ, Drake, Ghostface Killah, Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Yasiin Bey, Rapsody, Yelawolf, Stalley & Scarface,... 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

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

As we say hello to March, here's a look back at some of the best hip-hop to drop in February. This playlist features music from Redman & Method Man, Tha Dogg Pound & Snoop Dogg, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Ghostface, Raekwon, Action Bronson,... 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