Big K.R.I.T.
Live From The Underground


3.0
good

Review

by Sobhi Youssef EMERITUS
June 22nd, 2012 | 37 replies | 9,249 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Enjoyable southern rap that emulates its influences well

In a relatively short period of time, Big K.R.I.T. has made a name for himself as one of the south's rising stars since 2010 debut K.R.I.T Wuz Here. The Mississippi rapper/producer escaped the "trap"pings of regional mainstays Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy, expounding a more conscious-bent lyrical style coupled with smooth, soulful beats. He used the very same formula in follow up mixtapes ReturnOf4eva and 4Eva N A Day, as well as his proper studio debut - a prime reason why Live From The Underground struggles so much to be unique. With respect to tone, flow, and even production, KRIT borrows heavily from a melange of southern legends in Pimp C (of UGK), Outkast, and even Killer Mike. The repetitive hooks of "Cool 2 Be Southern" and "I Got This" do much to establish this vibe of Pimp C worship throughout; "Pull Up" could have even been a B-Side of the posthumous UGK 4 Life. While Big K.R.I.T. is a solid rapper and serviceable producer, one can't help but think this has all been done before not only on his previous mixtapes, but every southern rap record this side of 1995. The rhyme scheme of each verse follows a very uniform aabbccdd repeating pattern, and the music itself leans very heavily on an overused, generic soul vibe. In short, Live From The Underground offers nothing game-changing, but is definitely enjoyable (especially on high energy jams like "Yeah Dats Me"), emulating its influences well.



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taylormemer
June 22nd 2012


4917 Comments


Wow. The shortest yet?

kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 22nd 2012


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

close maybe

tl,dr

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2012


31158 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I can almost read this entire thing on my phone without the need to scroll down at all!

But yeah, you pretty much said all that needed to be said. There's some good stuff on here, but overall it's just a really boring release that ends up falling short compared to his mixtapes

Digging: LV and Joshua Idehen - Islands

kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 22nd 2012


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i am here for your convenience dev.


honestly i cant see ever rating krit more than a 3.5 unless he suddenly changes his songwriting style.

damn i am tired. i still have at least a day of work left to do :[

Casablanca
June 22nd 2012


262 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I feel the exact same way about Krit. It's like listening to a spliced UGK, but without the charm and charisma.

The man's a producer first, rapper second!

pornogratherapy
June 22nd 2012


100 Comments


Oh snap summer of hip hop

HenchmanOfSanta
June 22nd 2012


1865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I agree completely.

Apollo
June 22nd 2012


10302 Comments


This isn't a review, nice soundoff

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2012


31158 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

How original

MO
June 22nd 2012


18637 Comments


lol

WooHa
June 22nd 2012


159 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea nice soundoff

JohnFire
June 22nd 2012


192 Comments


"Note: If you want to give a short summary review, use the sound off feature."


It's there all the time but it just made me laugh so hard.



ChuckyTruant
June 22nd 2012


15715 Comments


Nice soundoff lol

Digging: The Contortionist - Language

kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 22nd 2012


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice soundoff

Inveigh
June 22nd 2012


24963 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

KRIT's 2012 releases fall way short of his first two mixtapes, which are both excellent


this one has 4-5 baller-ass tracks the rest is barely above average

Digging: YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend

ChuckyTruant
June 22nd 2012


15715 Comments


Lmao

bloc
June 22nd 2012


34848 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

AggravatedYeti
June 22nd 2012


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Album is really excellent at points and extremely infuriating at others.

Love his production though.

Spec
June 22nd 2012


27167 Comments


is this about cough syrup?

Inveigh
June 22nd 2012


24963 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

what



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