Def Jam signee and Mississippi representer Big K.R.I.T. finally released his debut album “Live From The Underground” last week for th world to hear. After taking a week to let the album soak in we decided to give you guys our thoughts on the album. So here is our album os LFTU. Enjoy!
It is very common in today’s society for an artist to build up a loyal fan base prior to a big release. In Big Krit’s case, this is no different. The Mississippi native has been committed to bringing timeless music within the last two years, providing us with knockin productions and 3 critically acclaimed mixtapes that were widely accepted in the hiphop community (Krit Wuz Here, Return of 4eva, 4eva N A Day). All of this is apart of Krit’s plan, to showcase what he has to offer on a full-length album.
Live From The Underground is a journey that Krit takes his listeners on, in which his one task is to try and get the mainstream audience to love and appreciate the sound of the underground, with features from 8ball & MJG, 2 Chainz, Ludacris, and BB King, among many others. Like every other Krit project, most of the productions are handled solely by him, which adds more value to the artist he truly is.
The album starts out exactly how every other Krizzle project has, with him preaching over a tight ass beat. Krit keeps the upbeat pace going over the next couple tracks, leading up to the best two songs on the album (Money On The Floor, What U Mean).
On “What U Mean”, Krit samples his classic feature on Wiz Khalifa’s 2010 release of “GlassHouse”. Luda provides one of the albums best punchlines, sayin: “I say all women are freaks they just need an excuse// Pretendin’ they all tight when these bitches is loose//That’s why I stay strapped up when I’m knocking the boots// And love that military pussy I just need some recruits.”
The album takes a slower pace over the next couple tracks, highlighted with the BB King assisted “Praying Man”. Its a perfect track for the legend to be apart of, as Krit’s overall message through the track is a story about 3 slaves tryin to overcome the struggle of suicide and poverty.
Overall, With Krit’s repetitive hooks, hard to keep up with type of flow/wordplay, and lack of radio-friendly records on the album, it seems unlikely that “Live From The Underground” will attract new fans; but to those loyal to Krit and real hip-hop music, this is another outstanding showing of Krizzle’s talents. Any person who appreciates detailed production/beats, and deep lyrics, will appreciate this album.
Overall Grade: B