03-26-13: random rant – big k.r.i.t. – the lone rapper😜

Hometown Hero.

Big Krit is a Southern rapper from Mississippi. He has been in the game since 2006 and possesses a unique rap style that separates him from the others, even the ones who represent the South. Country-style rap has been an essential element within the rap community for over two decades. There are various artists within this arena such as: Outkast, Killer Mike, and Ludacris, all of which have paved the way for artists such as Krit. Nevertheless, it is his unique style that separates him from the rest. He creates very satisfying music. Krit has a good flow, decent delivery, excellent production skills, all packaged within a southern persona.

Krit has been doing his rap thing for awhile now, and has done so all one his own. Never did he require the help of big backers within the rap hame such as: Birdman, or Dr. Dre in order to help him get his foot through the proverbial door. All of his tracks are self-produced, self-engineered, and the same with his creation of lyrics. I respect artists who do things like this. It makes you wonder how they even do it, and gives a little bit more of a touch of sincerity. Artists like Krit do not need to be on an infamous label such as Young Money Cash Money Business (Lil Wayne), or Maybach group. When listening to him you can sense the true inspiration gained from other artists that are all entwined within his lyricism. Krit’s craft is authentic, and maintains the ability to be an excellent storyteller, all the while explaining so within rather catchy hooks. There are several mix tapes out for listen right now that are of average status, but his main albums are excellent displays of his ability to tell a great southern rap story. It is albums such as: “Return of 4eva”, and “4eva ‘N A Day” that deeply represent the essence of Krit, and also sound great. The production is professional sounding, the tittering hit hats are crisp, the bass-lines are deep and rumbling, all the while layered over a clear-sounding energetic Krit. Other albums such as “Krit Wuz Here” display a great picture of what it is to be a simple country man, with big dreams to make it big, and also it simply puts Krit out as being a normal person.

Rap groups such as Outkast represent the ways of the south through funky and detailed true rap stories. Various rhymes, and verses all layered over great country instrumentals made Outkast the rap superstar-group they are today. It is Albums such as “ATLiens” and “Aquemini” that are Southern classics in which tell stories of the ruff and tough country life, and wonderfully detail the overall struggles of trying to make it out of the ghetto. Big Krit also falls into this category of southern rap storytelling because of his similar lifestyle to that of Outkast. Some of his songs such as: “Country Shit”, and “Good Enough” are excellent examples of what it is like to live in the grimy ghettos of the south, and the difficulty that comes with being a single rapper trying to make it big. Krit is a good storyteller, and it is because he can make a simple country-boy story very intricate, and interesting. “Hometown Hero” is the epitome of what Big Krit stands for as an up and coming Southern rapper. The video for the sonf displays Krit driving around in his neighborhood in an old-school Chevy dressed in an oil-stained workwear jumpsuit, while singing in the reflection of a mirror. The video has a basic plot, but it is Krit’s lyrics that engage me, and keep me watching to the end.

When listening to Krit it is hard to not want to hear more. Almost every song he has put out is a story of the sort. Whether Big Krit is rapping about his old-school car, selling food stamps, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, we are given a delicate portrait of what it is like to be in the Deep South. It makes us wonder will he ever get out of the tragic circle he is entwined in. There are times when listening to Krit that I get a bit sad because many of his lyrics are somewhat depressing. Nevertheless, it is the positive element of Krit’s raps that keep it authentic. You would stereotypically think that Krit should be rapping about the usual ugly rap themes such as: hoes, drug-dealing, and guns, but he in fact, does not, and I am glad. In fact, he does not even verbally express much vulgarity within his lyricism, and this is appealing to me. Krit also has a decent ability to switch up his rap style. Some of the hooks he actually sings on, and this is a great way to display his variability within his music styles. If your looking to listen to some grungy, hardcore southern rap, then pick up a Lil Jon cd, or Waka Flacka, not Krit. He is quite the opposite, and I am grateful for this. Personally, my favorite album of his is: “Krit Wuz Here”. It is one of his earlier works, and boasts a very basic artwork, simply displaying a black cover with three simple words scrawled in what seems to be a child’s hand writing. Nonetheless, he does have a few good others (albums). Krit is overall, an honest, sincere, talented and progressive rapper. He sings, produces, and engineers instrumentals, rhymes, and does a great job at telling a story in an intriguing manner. Roll all of these elements up into one package, and you get the “king remembered in time” (K.R.I.T.).

PS -I did this rant in paragraph-form, do you like it better?



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