Tuesday, July 19, 2011

With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow. Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low

In his new mixtape Returnof4eva, recent Def Jam inductee, Big KRIT, reminds us of the imminent plight faced by all upcoming rap superstars- that the money is no longer in the record sales, but the performance. The Grateful Dead method of making music free is no longer an option, but a necessity if you want to be heard. Luckily, after seeing KRIT live, it's no surprise he's making bold moves along the musical charts. Furthermore, because of the flooded music market today, rappers appear to be striving to find more intricate sample themes, such as neo-soul (as can be heard by RH Factor and Common below) or gospel. Also inspired by soul artists, such as Curtis Mayfield, KRIT emphasizes the importance of the art of poetry in the rap game. Straying away from the repetitive "I love lamp"-style prose of most rappers, KRIT mentions his dreams in a catchy, original, and sometimes articulate way. I've been enjoying the album thoroughly, finding myself at work singing "aaahhh sookie sookie now," hearing "rotating my tie" chants from softball teammates, and reviewing some new sound on the rap forefront.

KRIT's new mixtape Returnof4Eva can be downloaded here for FREE:

Big KRIT Sookie

Neo Soul collaboration-- Common with RH Factor from album, Hard Groove

Rappin 4 Tay- Players Club (Remember this beat sample?) - thanks Raf

I thoroughly enjoy this. Off of the White Panda album, Pandamonium

1 comment:

  1. love the big krit song. will probably always remind me of driving to softball. Look up grateful grass for some great dead songs in grassy style. they're sick. i can't find any vids on youtube but i'll try to send you some of their music on send space.