It’s been 5 years since we first heard Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse where he put his so-called peers on notice. In that time there have been various levels of output from the artists mentioned, but for me, the one who stands above all is Big K.R.I.T. Krizzle is best described as what would happen if OutKast and UGK met halfway between Atlanta and Port Arthur and had a baby in Mississippi. Eclectic and experiential while rugged and gritty at the same time, K.R.I.T. is the legacy of Andre 3000’s famous soliloquy from the 1995 Source Awards where he proclaimed, “The South Got Something To Say!
So here are my Top 5 Big K.R.I.T songs in no particular order:
1. Mount Olympus – A direct response to Kendrick’s “Control” verse. If I had to put anyone on to K.R.I.T., this would be the one song I’d play for them.
2. Boobie Miles – If you’ve ever needed encouragement to stay on your path and succeed in your own lane, verse 2 is for you.
3. I Got This – Hype, hype, hype! The energy in this track is enough to make you run through a wall. It definitely goes on the gym playlist.
4. Subenstein (My Sub IV) – If you have an appreciation for subwoofers and bass and you’ve ever heard Manny Fresh on the beat, put some Dynamat on your license tag and let this knock in the trunk.
5. King, Pt. 2 - K.R.I.T. + Just Blaze on the beat = melt your face off! 1 verse, no hook, 58 bars of fire and life lessons.
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