Big K.R.I.T. is set to release his major-label album debut with Live From The Underground on June 5th. The Mississippi spitter first started turning heads with his mixtape Krit Wuz Here back in 2010. From there he went on to release a couple more ‘tapes most recently 4eva N a Day. K.R.I.T has come a long way and the success of his previous work is what has gotten us so amped for his debut album. Although it only officially drops in 8 days, the people at NPR have gotten the green light to stream Live From The Underground in its entirety for the public. As always, K.R.I.T. takes on all the production himself and calls on some friends for features which include Ludacris, 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG, Bun B, Melanie Fiona and more. Big K.R.I.T’s country flow and lyricism is in full force throughout the album, making this one a must listen. Shouts again to NPR for the stream, and if you dig the album be sure to still support K.R.I.T. and cop the album June 5th. Before you stream Live From The Underground check out Chedo’s interview with the man himself back in ’10.
“Live From the Underground” is built over the crisp rimshot now synonymous with ?uestlove and a humming chorus reminiscent of late-’90s neo-soul. In it, K.R.I.T. calls himself “cinematic,” a fair description. Trumpets stab. The piano is high in the mix. Throughout the album, it’s nighttime, it’s hot out and the crickets loom. – NPR