In 2010, Big K.R.I.T. emerged from the underground as the undisputed “NEW” King of the South. With his smooth and quick bite rap style paired with a conscious mind to speak on the issues that many rappers seem to overlook, K.R.I.T. remains a breath of fresh air.
In 2011, we have been graced with the presence of K.R.I.T.’s capabilities as we explore his talents as a rapper and as a producer. Producing most of his own tracks, keeps the country in the music and we admire the country in his talk.
K.R.I.T.’s performance at AC3 was everything he stands for in his music. He emerged on stage, wearing camouflage shorts, a hoodie and Air Jordan 11’s, you could tell he was completely in his element. From the drop of “Return of 4Eva” featuring his hypeman Big Sant from Krit’s acclaimed first mixtape “K.R.I.T. Wuz Here”, he had the crowd. Fully emerged in his sound and stage presence, K.R.I.T. took us to the dirty south! I wondered how K.R.I.T.’s conscious and truthful lyrical content would translate on stage, but he didn’t miss a beat. From cars and hoes to the injustices in the hood, K.R.I.T. raps about it all. You can’t mistake his passion or his purpose when he raps over his self-produced tracks and watch the effortless delivery of his music.
Fully captivated in the moment it was clear where the future of hip-hop lies and as long as the torch is in K.R.I.T.’s hands it’s safe to say hip-hop will live, 4Eva.
-Brittney A. Greene
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