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

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Scarface. Pimp C. Big Boi. K.R.I.T. is walking on that path here.

To call Live From The Underground Big K.R.I.T.’s debut album is a record label prerequisite more than anything. True, it’s his first "official" album to make its way toward a store shelf, and yes, it’s this underground kings’ first attempt at crossing into the mainstream. However, what’s established on Live From The Underground is far from an amateur’s touch. The album is brimming with peerless content and an enlivened ambience that is manifested from his spoken word introduction to his grandmother’s parting words on the closing track. Simply put, it’s Krizzle at his finest.

The first aspect which makes this album such a momentous piece of work is that it’s inherently and unquestionably Southern to the core. No better example of this comes on “Cool 2 Be Southern,” a melodically-loaded record that carries you to the Bible belt. Riding the jubilant horns and pastoral humming as if it’s Sunday afternoon, K.R.I.T. proudly announces, “Okay I’m straight up off my grandmama porch / Hollywood left, I took a southernized approach / Collard green pockets but I southern fried the flow / Candied yam drop with some cornbread to throw.” Drawing parallels to UGK’s “Chrome Plated Woman,” “Pull Up” smoothly settles in as he, Bun B and Big Sant wax poetic admiration for their newest slab. It’s clear that K.R.I.T. doesn’t shy away from his roots, following in the footsteps of his influences. In that respect, his album also displays an efficient paradigm of being fiercely ig’nant (“Yeah Dats Me,” “What U Mean”) and vividly soulful (“If I Fall,” “Porchlight”) when necessary. Scarface. Pimp C. Big Boi. K.R.I.T. is walking on that path here.

Alongside this flawless balance of Southern cadence and production, Big K.R.I.T. lyrically delivers with rhymes that “touch the soul.” Reminiscing on life lessons from his father on “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” K.R.I.T. takes heed from his advice as a grown man. Encountering his first challenge as an adolescent and contrasting that to his aspirations of becoming an artist, he raps:

“I remember when I fell from my first bike / There were no ‘are you okays’ and rarely ‘are you alrights’ / Just dirt in my pockets, handful of gravel / That’s when I realized that getting up is only half the battle / The fear of falling off will haunt me well into my teens / The moment that the world took a shit upon my dreams / ‘Cause money is the root, and love is all we had / In fact, I’m glad, I had a rich dad, poor dad.”

Following that storyline of attaining his dream, K.R.I.T. was fully aware that taking his skills to the next level meant parting with his hometown for a minute, and that is noticeable on “Don’t Let Me Down.” Over melancholic piano keys and crying guitar licks, he naturally admits, “I did all I could in my city so I had to bounce / I signed my deal and got more haters than I care to count / But I can’t fault them for their feelings ‘cause I know the score / It’s hard to celebrate for others when you dying poor.” Big K.R.I.T. takes his biggest leap as an artist with the B.B. King-assisted “Praying Man.” Discussing the chilling topic of slavery from three different vantage points that are met with salvation, K.R.I.T. sounds right at home over King’s intense guitar strums and bellowing hook. Emotional, engaging, and downright inconceivable, the performance exceeds the confines of Hip Hop as it stands today.

Even before he signed on the dotted line with Def Jam in 2010, Big K.R.I.T. was passionately adamant about creating a musical product that was timeless, that would live beyond Platinum plaques and ringtone raps. With transcendent execution, Live From The Underground fittingly builds upon this mission, and likewise never loses sight of what got Justin Scott to this point. Whether this is your very first time hearing him, an anticipated release that was foreseeable on K.R.I.T. Wuz Here or a project that was patiently (and loyally) waited on since See Me On Top, fans rejoice; the pride of Meridian, Mississippi has earned his crown.

263 Comments

  • muzikCALi

    4.5... kRiT killed it.. Keep it movin

  • brian

    not bad but i like his old stuff bettter

  • Big M.A.T.

    This is a good album...but let's be real...4 Eva N A Day was better, theres no way this album is a 4.5....i gave it a 4 which it justly deserves

  • Anonymous

    BEST RAPPER EVER.

  • hi-c

    Im from alabama so this speaks directly to country guys like me. The heavy baptist undertones to the crunk repetitive sayings. Fuck deez haters and fuck deez hoes. Yeah thats me. Ive been a fan since Krit wuz here. Although not my favorite collective from krit but its very nice. I listen to all kinds of music and this could satisfy all spectrums. Its very southern so i wouldnt expect someone from ny to relate. But if you needed to do a research paper on southerners this would be perfect to be researched.

  • Anonymous

    Best album of the year hands down. This shit different than everything out right now

  • carpaltunnel

    How are y'all hatin on pull up? Yes hook is repetitive but on point. Whole album is bodyin almost errthang else out this year.

  • Chim Richolds

    I think this album was pretty good. This, along with Killer Mike's "R.A.P. Music" is really painting the south in a new light - a light that will blur other southern artists (and artists everywhere else, for that matter) who put out empty and superficial content over disposable beats. Solid 5, In my opinion.

  • 777

    Album of the year until Life Is Good officially drops.

  • ThaKritic

    Krit a real nigga. genious with the music.. i have to admit tho i gotta be in the mood to bump his music, but when i am, theres nothing better, his vibes proper, i smoke to dis manz. 4Stars, Keep da real commin my dude! #RealShit

  • Mack

    On my promo today: 100ashes just dropped on datpiffhttp://www.datpiff.com/Mozefire-100Ashes-mixtape this morning check it out. im sure if you think its wack you'll let me know.....but I highly doubt it

  • Anonymous

    Just my 0.02$ - I haven't heard the full album yet, cause only a few joints caught my attention from his whole cataloge. So I'm barely a hardcore fan, but my main motivation buying Live From the Underground is that KRIT gave away 3 high quality mixtape for free. Regardless of everything else, this fact alone deserves spending $10 on his debut album. It is not about Live From the Underground itself, more like supporting KRIT's career, showing love for that kind of mentality and the way he handling his fans.

  • craig

    not as good as last 2 projects but its good for what it is...hopefully hell come harder on his next shit

  • carAnthony

    southern album of the year [2]

  • Latray

    "the country people feel what I say" - Big K.R.I.T....that quote says it all for this album...a country fella like me respects an album like this...I hope he keeps it consistent...if you didn't like it, poof pow be gone

  • Anonymous

    southern album of the year

  • Macago

    best southern rap album in the past five years besides!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This album is empty for me....Not even one joint caught my attention.

  • Anonymous

    The next southern great

  • Anonymous

    NEW MC EIHT WHERE WE GO 2012 FIRE

  • Marcus256

    take note of the content not the hooks it something all of us in the south can relate to. I appreciate lyrical content and creativity more than a catchy beat, and hook we need more artist to speak from the soul, and expand minds than lead the youth to destruction, lead by example, and above reproach.

  • Marcus256

    This album brought back memories of Ridin Dirty, with the flow of Sitting on Top of The World, with the swag of T.I., much respect for the young man I knew from the first time I heard him on Coming From Where I'm From, Slim Thug that he had greatness in him keep it up, and I will always be a fan hope he stays true.

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE-DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • FOH Brigade

    Give this man his propers. Pre-ordered the vinyl.

  • One Dae

    If is this is whats poppin in Hip Hop today... I'm finna take this whole shit over..This is pre-school rap. Comedy.

  • Htown

    Krit is my favorite artist but I haft to be honest, this album just doesn't bang that much (if u compre to his pervious work). Dx y'all really did over rate this album. It's just 4 stars the most. Some of the songs I just don't he that same feeling

    • TiiDo

      Co-sign. It's a good album at best,but I think DX overrated it a bit. 4/5 at best. It's not a classic by any means but I did enjoy it. I think 4eva n a Day was better.

  • mdkeren2

    BELOW on every new video article and basically any new piece of content

  • Countrytwang

    I honestly thought the album wasnt that good until i listened to it again and had to remeber where he from. The SIP/The 3rd Coast. I really like to listen to his soulful music and music with real content thats actually saying something and not just making words rhyme. But i do like the tracks that everybody keep saying are "repetitive" because he's staying true to his southern roots and thats the kind of music we like to hear. I dont think you can have a complete album with just one kind of sound. So i dont think his album would be as good with just the soulful sound. And even on his mixtapes (which are better than 90% of anything most rappers ever put out these days) he had these "repetitve" hooks. - my sub, country shit, just touch down, rotation, and others. Its sad to see people don't recognize real hip-hop anymore. To me (being from MS and a fan of real hip-hop) Krizzle is definitiely an embodiment of real southern hip-hop, but also hip-hop in general. Im happy he did those "repetitive" hooks, to produce something for HIS people.

    • Tubesteak

      Why should where an artist comes from play a factor? Either you like it or not. You sound like you are selling the south short and being biased. "I honestly thought the album wasnt that good until i listened to it again and had to remeber where he from."

  • torian madison

    STR8 SOUTHERN. BEST TO COME OUT IN A LONG ASS TIME.

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • leland

    Krit never lets me down . great album . but there where a few things that kept it from being perfect such as the anthony hamilton feature and K.R.I.T's repetitive hooks on What U Mean & Yeah Dats Me . But overal its a good smooth southern classic

  • Florida

    I'm confused as to why all of a sudden people are up in arms about K.R.I.T's hooks. If you are letting hooks detract from a solid debut album, your loss.

  • Anonymous

    Classic. This album has a balance of bangers and introspective, lyrical tracks. Anyone who rates this under a 4 is crazy.

  • Marquise

    Personally I was a little underwhelm by this album. I been following K.R.I.T. for the past couple years and honestly I would have to say this has to be his weakest project to date. Songs like 'I got this here' and 'Yea dats me' are not great and very repetitive. A lot of the hooks on here are 6 word phrases(I.e, when I pull up its over). I think basic ass hooks and shallow topics on this thing kills the album. Another thing that gets me is personally I feel like K.R.I.T. is not progressing as an artist. Everything on this album we heard on his last 3 mixtapes. He has to improve on delivering new and fresh concepts. I also really didn't care about the production on this album. Don't get me wrong their are great beats on here however I feel like a lot of the soulful elements from his previous mixtapes are missing which also kills the album. This album does not have a lot of replay value personally.I would have to give this album a 3/5. 3 best songs: Praying man, Rich dad poor dad,Live from the underground 3 worst songs: I got this, Yea dats me, What you mean

    • JayDeezNutzNYaEye

      y'all niggas is gay because you don't feel the same way I do about an album....Sound far too emotional

    • TiiDo

      Real talk, it's a good album but it's not his best work honestly. Not hating but it is underwhelming. Kinda like when J.Cole dropped Cole World, when Friday Night Lights was slightly better...

    • PM2126

      some things I agree with but overall I liked the album 3.5 to 4 out of 5

    • jay

      Y'all niggas are gay picking dumb reasons to hate on this album. Y'all dont know music.

    • goodmusic

      are all your ears filled with shit or Lil Wayne's dick or something? fuck is wrong with you people, show respect to real music or slit your wrists to Take Care. Beats were soulful as fuck and on point, and the bangers bumped harder than most music in years. y'all niggas are just straight ass as human beings

    • Anonymous

      @Marquise @Joe Mayo exactly how I feel. The mixtapes set the expectations way to high for me and a lot of people but at the same time we gotta look it like mixtapes now a days are better then albums because theres full creative control and not many restrictions where as a major label album has a lot of restrictions so we can't set the bar to high or even compare it with his older work.

    • Joe Mayo

      "I also really didn't care about the production on this album. Don't get me wrong their are great beats on here however I feel like a lot of the soulful elements from his previous mixtapes are missing which also kills the album." --> my sentiments exactly. I still like the album, overall I still feel the production is good.. its just not touching the soulful, sample-heavy sound he established over the 3 free albums. I realize it probably wouldnt be the most economical thing to put out an album packed with samples.. still a slight disappointment tho.

    • Anonymous

      The fuck is y'all smoking? This is a classic. 4.5/5

    • boss

      Great post man, I totally agree that this album was weak. I really didn't like it much and actually didn't enjoy his last mixtape much either. Felt like they were very different from his first two mixtapes which I loved.

  • Biggz

    Biggie would of sold out like every other mother fucker out there. The fact krit is signed to a major and is still allowed to produce and write his own shit, just shows what a beast he is.

    • Shady 2.0

      What!? learn about people before making assumptions Biggie was leaving Bad Boy after Life after Death because of what direction Puff wanted him to take.

  • Biggz

    Im a white dude from London and I can relate to his music. His music sucks you in .

  • phuckyall

    This shit is perfect riding music man. This is that country southern fried flow amplified. I expected nothing less, and KRIT delivered. Had to show my support and actually cop this jawn 4.5/5

  • jg

    really overrated. The track with Melanie Fiona..but this album is not on the level of other top calibre releases like Phonte

  • OK.

    Man... where do I begin. I love KRITs lyrical concepts and his wordplay/storytelling throughout his raps. His production is obviously off the charts good. Also- his sense of his roots/region are apparent. NTM he has given us FREE legendary status mixtapes for years. The problem I had with this debut album overall tho is that he didn't appeal to all audiences and he had hooks that were extremely repetitive. KRIT raps for country folk/southern hospitality and NOBODY else. I could get plenty of examples but am too lazy to even try to entertain some lames on this site. How can an urban black dude relate to much of this content? With this said, I'll give the album a 3.5/5 cuz he's so amazing as an artist. WARNING: If you're not from the south, this album probably won't appeal to you as you will not be able to relate to any of it.

    • jay

      What are you talking about? I'm not from the north but I bought Kanye, JayZ, Biggie. I'm not from the West but I listen to Snoop. You didnt listen to the whole album or really listen to the album. U focused on other ish. Your opinion but ur opinion is not correct sir.

    • Anonymous

      Sometimes you listen to rappers because you relate/like to there subject matter and sometimes you listen to rappers because there dope.

  • Pugz

    I'm going to give this album a 4/5. The only beef I have with the album is his somewhat repetitive hooks on certain songs. I still have yet to pick up my copy bu I will be copping it along with Stoned Immaculate. KRITS projects imo: 1. Krit Wuz Here 2. Live From the Underground 3. Return of 4Eva 4. 4Eva & a Day

  • deadendhiphop

    I agree with the reviewer 100% and actually given that it's a major label release I would argue 5/5 As Feefo would say "It Bumbs in the Wip" http://www.youtube.com/user/deadendhiphop And check these 4 black guys discussing/review hip hop on youtube just regular guys residing in the ATL, it's always entertaining

  • HiiiPoWer

    I'm looking down at intelligent comments without the trolls, it's so refreshing HipHopDX need to do something about that... Dope Album 4/5

  • 4815162342

    I might be stupid but I just clicked on yesterday that all of his album/mixtapes have a relevance to time in the title, and his name is Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time)

  • Anonymous

    It's funny looking at the comments on real hip hop albums like this compared to the shit you see on the latest 2 Chainz single. The people that listen to intelligent, real hip-hop like this can actually type a complete sentence and understand the quality of the music they're listening to. What a breath of fresh air.... Thank god lmao.

  • Anonymous

    I don't know what to think of this album. I defiantly have a some favorite tracks, but I gotta take points off for the mainstream tracks. I felt that those tracks killed the album. Nice album, but I'm not impressed. .The last album I was very impressed with was Saigon's Greatest Story Never Told. I haven't heard a modern day album as good as that yet. .

    • Have You Listened To?

      Kendrick Lamar - Section.80? ScienZe - When Skies Fall? Danny Brown - XXX? Ab-Soul - #controlsystem? The Roots - undun? eLZhi ELmatic? Phonte - Charity Starts At Home?

  • isaac

    Imagine a krit produced song ft. kendrick lamar! now that would be nice it should be called something like "the future kings of rap" lol

  • Steve

    Man I just listened to this yesterday on MOG and it's southern home cookin for sure. Classic, it is what southern hip-hop was and I appreciate the care he put into it.

  • guyana1130

    When it's all said and done he will be in the Mount Rushmore of Southern HipHop among the greats. Krit Wuz Here, Return of 4Eva, 4Eva n a Day, and now Live From the Underground. I'm thankful for great hiphop. #DC

  • Jazzmatazz

    I think people forget that when you sign to a major label ..You lose SOME creative control. But with that said ..This is an incredible Debut Album. He really is the first non-corny rapper to embody Southern 90's Hip-Hop in a good way. Pull Up is my personal fav song. Not even to mention 3 extremely incredible free albums. Support It Man ..& Smh at some of the comments below.

    • Anonymous

      Co-Sign^^ and it's truly a sign in modern day hip hop that if you release a dope album off a major record label then it's a true testament to how talented you actually are. It's not like the old days...

  • wu tang forever

    Big Krit at his very best!

  • Anonymous

    Not his best imo, but definitely better than most of the stuff hitting the shelves. He gave himself high expectations after putting out those mixtapes. He deserves the purchase.

  • The MG

    Incredibly dope album. Keep doing your thing KRIT.

  • The DUke

    Production is on another level

  • bdavis

    im bias! so what u mean u aint nasty???

  • Anthony Harrison

    If you enjoy albums in which the hooks involve one word or a small phrase repeated numerous times, then this album is for you. The verses are intricate and thought provoking; however, the hooks can be quite annoying.

    • Anonymous

      word bro i i felt exactly the same man.. those hooks got really irritating overall i would give the album 3.5 but thats my opinion, i reckon his mixtapes are definately better then this.

    • Anthony

      Believe me, I am not hating. I have much respect for what K.R.I.T. does as an artist. He encompasses a lot of the qualities that the majority of hip hop artists lack. He is an excellent producer and possesses uncanny flows. In saying all of that, I simply expected more from the hooks. Now, can you please explain how I am hating?

    • jay

      WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? DOn't alot of Hook be repeated? YES THEY DO. BALL SO HARD. SMDH. u just hating.

  • Oldschoold

    It's incredible how well he spits and produces. The concepts, lyrics, and beats fit perfectly!

  • The Event

    This vs Control System. I haven't heard either. Thoughts?

    • ItsTheTruth

      Those are both my favorite releases this year and I don't know which one I would take over the other. They're both very different. I recommend you get them both

  • Tim Quinn

    Beyond platinum plaques and ringtone raps. Defying, Inconceivable, Souful.

  • Chris

    Krit did his thang!! It's not often we get blessed with a complete cd! He dropped a mix tape right before his cd dropped and none of the songs made the CD!!!! Krit is the best artist out right now hands down! As a hip hop fan you should feel blessed!

  • ps

    far from best 2012 releases BY FAR!!! Killer Mike & El-P - R.A.P Music El-P - Cancer for Cure Billy Woods - History will absolve me Death Grips - The Money Store Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun this is far from best, K.R.I.T sounds the same since Return4Eva no progress and finally fuck DEF JAM!

  • So Icy Boi!

    lmao. who iz dis nigga? u aint southern. u just another generic east coast rapper. dis album sucks.... da beats are wack and da hooks are boring. smh. Rick Ross is da King of South..... Weezy is da King of Hip Hop. da south keep winnin. swag

    • Anonymous

      ^^don't waste your time on gay trolls. They hate just to hate.

    • Wiley

      Nigga u trippin Krit be spittin and make crack beats....prolly done tracks with ur favorite rappers. Wiz khalifa,Currensy, Bun B, Ludachris, 8ball & MJG, 2 chainz, T.I., just to name a few....bottom of the line quit ur hatin and listen to quality music

  • Anonymous

    this album really is good, but i'm torn on whether i like it or killer mike's r.a.p. music better...2 really good albums for the summer though with loooooots of longevity and playtime

  • 420Guy

    I have listened to this album for over a week...I have never heard such a great quality album that has lyrics, beats and just an overall production. If you didnt know he wrote and created everything on this album...beats are killer and mind blowing...if you dont know who krit is well now you will....DO NOT SLEEP...IF YOU DIS OR GIVE BAD REVIEWS...THEN YOUR IN THE MAINSTREAM!! AND DONT KNOW GOOD HIP HOP..... ALSO CHECK OUT PROGRESS...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BVbp5UHjSQ&feature=g-all-s

  • Anonymous

    This album is being criminally under rated by critics and fans across the internet, the production mind-blowingly good, every single instrument is used to perfection and the whole thing comes together beautifully, after a day or two of listening I would have put it on par with R4 but after a solid week it's now surpassed even that, you really need to take time and listen to every note, line and key. I will be playing this album for years to come and I also have no doubt he will go on to create even better LP's.

  • Joom

    Best album I've heard in a long time.

  • Cam

    if biggie was still alive, this dude would be a toilet cleaner

  • Ill Clinton

    Crown awarded.

  • goOn

    k.r.i.t. is that dude !

  • Landon J

    Big K.R.I.T.,Tito Lopez,Wync...Mississippi hip hop is on the rise.

  • REAL

    Bloggers killed hip hop.. No other genre of music has as many idiotic, senseless, and retarded comments as rap music..

  • sydewayz

    from tha north to tha south K.R.I.T iz hittin ...man go fuck wit this on Itunes Big K.R.I.T in Vancouver @Fortune SoundClub July 24

  • dumbsmart

    Go buy this shit twice.

  • trill with it

    album of the year so far. KRIT got that heat. go cop this if u love hip hop

  • Anonymous

    First Listen.......Bangin !!!

  • Htown813

    Classic krit..nuff said

  • TraeNed

    K.R.I.T went on that one, it could be the fact I'm the south, but i just relate to it.

  • Jay

    This album is great. Yeah its not a classic but it is a great debut. Some of y'all comparing his album to this mixtapes...... 2 different things. U cant compare album to a mixtape. Then some y'all complain about an artist staying the same and doing the same thing. Krit Wuz Here y'all slept on it. Return of 4Eva y'all say its not better than Krit wuz here. Than y'all say 4eva In a Day is not better than Return of 4Eva. Y'all don't know what y'all want. This album is tight if u give it lower than a 4 base on his mixtapes then u are dumb as hell.

  • camplo195

    Album is not a classic. 3.5/5 4Eva n a Day his best work.

  • W H O K N O W S

    Best new act reppin' the south thus far! Luvin' the new album!

  • iamhiphop

    Classic. 5 stars. KRIT has delivered to the hip-hop community one of this year's best albums alongside Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music and Ab-Soul's controlsystem. The lyrics, beats, and content were on point. If you want soulful good old-fashioned Southern hip-hop, go out to the stores and buy this album or download it on ITunes, Amazon, etc. I don't care if it does big numbers or not; this has a potential to being album of the year. I sense a Grammy nomination and/or win for KRIT.

  • houstonmusic23

    has a perfect balance of introspective tracks and straight bangers

  • Anonymous

    4/5. Very good release from KRIT, and this has only 1 song I didn't like, as opposed to like 3 on his last 2 mixtapes and a good deal of the first mixtape. However the good songs on here aren't quite up to par, most of them have a lacking beat or chorus (again for KRIT's standards.) Still great overall; I Got This, Rich Dad/Poor Dad, Praying Man, and If I Fall are the best tracks on here.

    • Anonymous

      "a lacking beat", wow, really? In my opinion this is the best produced southern album in a long long time. Guess it went over you're head.

  • D-Banger

    yo dis nigg@ isnt like all other rappers out there. quality ova quanity. now dats wat im talkin bout. album is one of da dopest i herd so far dis year. dis is comin from a NYC youngin.

  • West_Coast_G

    nothing short of incredible

  • Crac Pipe

    Love K.R.I.T., been a fan since K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, but this album was not as good as I expected. Not that the songs aren't dope but comparing to the other stuff he has put out over the years, the tracks heard here were fairly underwhelming.

  • Anonymous

    Yall better go out and buy this! Support quality Hip Hop.

  • Grizzle

    Album is good and I copped it, but I was expecting it to be even better than Return Of 4eva (dope as fuck 5/5) and it wasn't. I give it 3.75/5.00 rounded up to 4/5

  • jae

    i'm not southern in fact i'm northern but i can feel this album real good music from a real nigga

  • kerrybtone

    This has to be one of the dopest albums covers I seen for hiphop all year

  • Anonymous

    5/5 its been a great year for hip hop in this first half of the year. -#ControlSystem -R.A.P Music -LFtU all 5/5 imo... and we still have another 1/2 a year to go!

  • ItsTheTruth

    The best release this year so far along with Ab-Soul's 'Control System'. Classic & Timeless whether or not it's released from a major label.

  • Anonymous

    4 in a row ?!..WHO DOES THAT ?!!!

  • Olle

    Just loved it. 3rd coast!

  • big stat

    I wanted more tracks like vent, hometown hero, highs and lows, yesterday

  • k

    KRIT is having an amazing run

  • big stat

    Expectations were high because of his mixtapes. I thougth the album was ok better than majority of whats out. But i was expecting a classic. But i cant blame Krit because i know this was prob def jam selection of songs

  • Anonymous

    I think this album is pretty overrated. I like KRIT and Returnof4eva. But this album was good, not really deserving of 4.5. Plus KRIT isn't that great lyrically, which made the album feel boring at times.

  • AJ

    best new rapper out right now

  • bruge

    Am I the only one who thinks this album sucks. I dont get all the praise to be honest. Big Krit isnt bad but the production on this album is garbage. All the tracks are forgetable.

  • REDNMEF

    Being southern born and bred (south Georgia), this album just makes me proud. I love it.

  • Anonymous

    I would honestly give it a 5 because it balances both mainstream and the underground and not only the underground hip hop but southern underground. He takes it to all of those sub brackets and delivers a solid body of work. And this dude produces high caliber too! That's a double threat fuck just rhyming! If y'all don't think this is a classic, something is wrong. He may not get high sales due to shallow minded consumers but he might just get next year's grammy on New Artist. B.B. King on a track? Cmon man! (Classic!)

  • Anonymous

    Dunno about 4.5, it falls short of his last two releases in my opinion. Having said that - he keeping traditional southern hip hop alive - which I greatly respect.

  • Anonymous

    Classic and timeless hip hop

  • realdealkilla

    i don't even need to say anything, best album i have heard in a couple years, real hip hop, southern music

  • Mr Murderhead II

    Closest thing to a classic album I have heard from the new generation of rappers, alongside Fashawn's Boy Meets World and Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 (shoot me). 4/5. Amazing thing is that this is his 2nd best work this year. It's good to finally see somebody live up to their potential.

    • Jared

      I'd have to fully agree with your statement about section 80 and boy meets world; fucking spot on.

    • jg

      Yea agreed. I've had BMW on repeat since it dropped, and I finally just got tired of it this week. Waiting anxiously on The Ecology

  • Pegasus Flow

    This album is just sigh.......disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    If this aint the perfect summer riding album I dont know what is. Very rarely can an album be bumped from Beginning to end in both Earphones and Car Speakers but this is an album deeply enjoyable no matter which you choose. Just enough knock to satisfy trunk rattler enthusiast, and an exuberant amount of relatable material for all comers from the Trap to College Grad. Dont take my word for it (Lavar Burton) take a listen for yourself.

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT ISHH IS GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8--8--8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6 . . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8--8--8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6 .

  • Anonymous

    IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY -

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT ISHH IS GONE. ALL OF IT.

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS

  • pienman

    damn, damn! the homie is the southern gumbo that represents us down here in the south! I'm in Louisiana... so Mississippi is our neighbor! i'm goin cop that shit in aa few minutes

  • Anonymous

    Lets be honest, mixtapes are for the real hiphop fans. But this album is here to put him on the map. He did shit like Yeah Dats Me or What U Mean to try and land radio hits. Hell, he probably didn't even want to but the AnRs at Def Jam probably made him That album is still fire. 4.5/5.

  • Fossie

    oh YESSIR now everybody knows that you are a fuckin troll and dont know nothin about hiphop!Gtfoh punkass mothafuckin retarded son of a crackjunkie.

  • Anonymous

    Dope Album..Just put the south on his back.. King who? King Krit!!!

  • YES

    One of the greatest of our time

  • YESSIR

    THIS DESERVES -5/5 STARTS. BIG KRAP CANT RAP FOR SHYT AND HE BE GETTIN SUM OLD AS NIGGA LIKE 100 YEARS OLD ON HIS ALBUMSHOWS HOW OUT OF TOUCH HE IS WITH US REAL NIGGAS, GET TYGA ON IT MAYBE GET SOME RESPECT. ALSO HAS LUDA WHO IS LIKE BIEBERS BABY SITTER WAAAKK!!!! #THUGNATION

    • NOMA'AM

      YESSIR, you gotta be the biggest faggot on this site. Everytime I see your comments I just wanna hit you in the face with a Louisville Slugger.

    • Shady 2.0

      wow YESSIR I just thought your bad taste in music was just because you dickride YMCMB MMG but you really have no taste at all do you go listen to some Soulja Boy

    • goodmusic

      i hope i see you in the street YESSIR ill cut you up into little pieces and serve you to the freaks in florida who eat people.

  • dmfslimm

    for ppl that dont like the album or are unsatisfied, this album takes place at night while the mixtapes take place in the day. and you not a real fan if you not impressed. 5 stars.

  • Shady 2.0

    I have a dream if torrent sites didnt exist and you couldnt get albums for free off the internet the music industry would be better and the Mixtape game would be more important because it would be your only access to free music. Big K.R.I.T, Joe Budden, Lloyd Banks Royce da 5'9", Jon Connor, Joell Ortiz etc. would be as appreciated as they should be!

    • Anonymous

      First of all, the times have changed, artists are forced to get 'that money' in a different way, that's why they're starting their own clothing companies, form their own record labels and stuff. And what about the poor? I've watched an interview with a musician(quite popular one, not a rapper), after being asked about the piracy he clearly stated that his cool with it, because he comes from a small city and he could never get the music he really wanted, the local shop had only popular stuff. But most of all, who do you think in the end would get the cabbage? Guys like jimmy lovine, CEOs, corporations... artists wouldn't get jack shit again. Also they could force trends instead of supporting them like they do now. To sum up, I think that piracy hurts the artists, but it hurts the companys who own the contracts much much more. And how far would the music reach if it wasn't for the torrents? You think people in asia or africa or any other place on the other side of the globe would know who pac was, hell they wouldn't know what hip-hop is... And from totally different angle. If you think that paper means quality, well let's say there's shit loads of artist with money and still producking wack music. btw don't tell me you think those leaks are really accidental... shit... nobody gonna read this anyway, just realized that :D

    • Shady 2.0

      Why don't you try to start... if you mean i've left some off then ok

    • Anonymous

      ^^how is his statement wrong?

    • Anonymous

      typo, meant I

    • Anonymous

      dude, your're wrong in so many and don't even know where to start...

  • Trimpzzz

    As always KRIT delivers a classic. Every mixtape has been awesome and now this is great too. The only track I don't like is What U Mean but the rest are great. Don't Let Me Down, Porchlight, If I Fall, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Praying Man and the Live From the Underground Reprise all bring the soul that we have come to love from KRIT. Cool 2 Be Southern, Live From the Underground, Yeah Dats Me and I Got This gives us the dirty south feeling that we also love. Don't know if he will ever match Krit Wuz Here, but it doesn't even matter because he can't release a bad song. 5/5

  • firealarm

    just got back from buying my copy. I wasn't a huge KRIT for a whilem but this album is thoroughly impressive.

  • wqe

    This album is good and after a few listens and thinking i realised the concept of the album. It's showcasing his talent, its live from the underground His mixtapes were better in my opinion but i'm not disappointed with what he has given us

  • daveg

    This album would have been a classic if it weren't for tracks like Yeah Dats Me, What You Mean, etc...The chorus' on a few songs are repetitive and weak. Returnof4Eva will always be his best work. I will support this and purchase since he's given us soooo much free music. come on people, lets support quality and consistency

  • ionknowboutdat

    Thoroughly disappointed in the album, because the mixtapes were absolutely the work of a genius. Krit Wuz Here and Return of 4eva rode harder than many a nigga album, I bump them to this day. This one though, i'll probably give it away.

    • jay

      You really don't know music. SMDH. Yeah u got on him when u heard Return Of 4Eva. But have u listen to See Me On Top, King pt1. Something is wrong with y'all dudes for real. Want his album to sound like a mixtape. THATS DUMB.

    • I dunno...

      I purchased this cause he gave me 3 free dope albums, but honestly of all of them i would probably download/take for free (granted) this one the most. Its better than a lot of hiphop right now, but its not his best work. The delay and major label scope of the album would make you think of a higher quality album, theres some stuff on here that feels like its a few steps backwards, but anyway...Here's looking to ridin to lftu until his next work releases, which hopefully will be sooner than later.

    • goodmusic

      none of you fucking fake fans would ever of been happy with this album no matter what K.R.I.T. put on it, i think this album is his best work by far, content wise, sequencing, song selection, lyrical and song variety, and for the stunning Praying Man, which is a classic and the best song K.R.I.T has ever done, but do any of you fags acknowledge that? no all you do is trash the music, go listen to Wayne or Drake and leave the good music to real people who arent trash

  • droopyque

    Straight fire didn't nothing less one of my favorite rappers love music i can relate go buy two cds cause i did

  • Anonymous

    I actually thought this was a bit of a disappointment compared to his mixtapes. Weakest project he's come out with so far. His mixtape material was way better than this, probably cause he wasn't too worried about being palatable on those projects. The lyrical content definitely hasn't dropped off though, it's the beats that bring it down for me. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good solid album, but it's like J Cole's album all over again to me. Classic mixtapes, better than average/good album. Wouldn't rate it 4.5, maybe 3.5 instead but to each his own.

    • goodmusic

      it's actually a proper way of thinking, people who dont like this album dont know real music and deserve to be slaughtered, its simple. artists like Big K.R.I.T, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Killer Mike and many others deserve our support and sales more than the radio faggots of todays down syndrome society.

    • Anonymous

      Damn, @goodmusic you catching too much feelings. LOL, like I said the lyrical content and emotion is still on point as always but I just don't dig the beats like previous projects. If you can't respect that opinion then whatever. I don't understand cats like you that can't handle differing opinions to your own. Everybody that doesn't like this album MUST be a neanderthal huh? What an immature way of thinking.

    • Anonymous

      LOL, @goodmusic needs counselling. Why so much hate?

    • goodmusic

      oh i know what an opinion is, i also know what a bullshit opinion is and you sir have a bullshit opinion of a great album. and a gay comment? i havent heard those before, it just reaffirms my neanderthal comment. go slit your wrists in the bathtub to Tha Carter IV, you are obviously a child of rape to have such a small brain

    • nsparks923

      Once again, another comment that I agree with. Beats just didnt sound like I was hoping. Mixtapes were better to me and I feel you on the J. Cole comparison in the fact that the mixtapes were better than the album.

    • Anonymous

      @goodmusic you clearly don't understand what an opinion is. I'm pretty sure I said "To each his own". You have the opinion that this album is classic, and I have the opinion that his previous work is better even though this is still a good album. Please go ahead and take K.R.I.T's dick out of your ass.

    • Trimpzzz

      Cole sold out... There were 3 or 4 amazing songs and the rest were mainstream/ poppy music. KRIT didn't sell out...this whole project is on point with everything he has released in the past

    • goodmusic

      don't compare a great album like this to J. Cole's snoozefest of an album, the fuck is wrong with people, once an artist goes major label they get turned on no matter how good the debut product is, this album is a classic and will stand the test of time, you and all the other neanderthals can go listen to J. Cole or Drake or some shit

  • nigger

    id finger dat booty

  • Anonymous

    A gem in today's garbage client. Staying true to oneself and creating genuine music, is KRIT's strength.

  • Anonymous

    fantastic album.. had heard K.R.I.T. thru a few mixtape songs and a good amount of features on Curren$y and Smoke DZA.. picked this album to give it a listen, just to get some new music to hear... not even much of a fan of southern rap.. most is just pure beat and the same recycled lyrics. this album though had it all.. and the smoothness of the way the album flowed together was incredible.. seamless transitions track to track.. makes the album blend together beautifully

  • Anonymous

    it decent, i'd give it a 3.5 the hooks were pretty damn repetitive in some places. Overall i like his mixtapes better.

    • nsparks923

      Same opinion that I have. I thought on first sample listen that it was ok. I liked the mixtapes alot better also. But with that said, I only quickly sampled it. So I will give it another proper listen and decide from there.

    • Anonymous

      I do like it though and have bought it, gonna give it a few more listens for sure!

  • okeziea

    this man changing the game, he finna be this first album i done bought in a long time...

  • Kenzo

    This is a true southern hip-hop album 5/5

  • Resha

    This album is gorgeous. Period.

  • Turned a Fan

    K.R.I.T's at the top of the class when it comes to the new generation of artists.

  • nsparks923

    I sampled the album the other day and I wasnt really that impressed by the album. I was hoping it would build on the mixtapes, but I liked all the mixtapes better than this. I am still going to buy the album though and give it proper listening respect, but first listed I wasnt all that hype over it.

    • YourDone

      @goodmusic you lose ALL credibility when you say 2Chainz had a good verse. never ever will that fool spit something even mediocre.

    • Shady 2.0

      you should have the common knowledge to know what a dickrider is i'm someone defending his music because I like i'm not going over the top by doing that, unlike you who has posted like 20 comments on this post so... who is the dickrider?

    • goodmusic

      yes he did, and created a terrible pop single that the faggot masses ate up like british orphans eating gruel,being a B.o.B dickrider is pretty pathetic i must say. people like you should of been stillborn

    • Shady 2.0

      oh yeah B.o.B collabarated with Bruno Mars before he was even heard of...

    • goodmusic

      you could assume all you want who i am, maybe im a kid who wants to torture and murder people like you and the other fools who dont appreciate the good music this album gives us, and um no Wale's debut was trash, boring beats and no personality at all, now look at Wale's he's a tool to the max, and B.o.B makes songs strictly for the radio and mass appeal, he sold out more than anyone else, collaboing with Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, K.R.I.T. on the other hand only did collaborations with southern legends and singers who arent mainstream popular. He even got a decent 2 chainz verse out of it

    • nsparks923

      When I mentioned "build on the mixtapes" I meant being just as good or even better that the mixtapes that he put out. I really liked 4eva N a Day. I was wishing for something even better than that. When I sampled it, I didnt get that same feel. I thought it was average. But like I said, it was a quick sample and I didnt give it proper respect. I will buy the album and give it a solid listen because I like Krit and I appreciated the good free mixtape music.

    • Shady 2.0

      goodmusic... If you read the fucking comment he put instead of just listening to the massive ego shit that goes on in your head then you would realise he ain't dissing the album. And for me when listened to the B.o.B album I went out and bought it, it was a spin on alternative Hip Hop you know he was trying new shit, experimenting. But went I listened to Big Sean's' album I deleted that shit straight away he ruined some hot beats. What's not needed it the venom you seem to aim at people in your comments I'm guessing your really timid in real life when not behind a computer screen get bullied at school or something, I don't condone that shit usually but with you. Man keep your bullshit opinion to YOURself.

    • Smitty

      Wale debut wasn't wack shit was a masterpiece and this album is great too definitely right rating but you could argue for a 5

    • goodmusic

      no, J. Cole's album was boring as fuck with mediocre production and B.o.B's was a pop sellout to the max, and no a bullshit opinion on good music like this is not needed, we need music like this supported and bought, not trashed and put on the level of all the other garbage out. fuck out of here with that bullshit, this site finally gets a review right and people just wanna bring good music down

    • Shady 2.0

      What nsparks923 ain't allowed his own opinion? It's not like he came on here to hate, and J. Cole & B.o.Bs' albums were both 4 star albums...

    • okeziea

      nsparks923 i thought the same thing til i put it on replay, but did you really want to buy music that was already on a mixtape??

    • Anonymous

      nsparks... just curious what albums you have sampled recently that you were "impressed by".... because you no doubt will be in the minority here.. most people know good music when they hear it

    • cruelsummer

      um this is one of the best debut albums in awhile especially from these freshman, J. Cole's was wack, B.o.B.'s was wack, both of Wale's albums sucked, and alot of others havent released shit. K.R.I.T. actually crafted an excellent album and put alot of time and effort in it, show respect faggot

  • hell yea

    undeniable southern hip hop classic.. 5 stars

  • goodmusic

    finally a good review for this album, this is real music and people need to realize that and buy this record, we dont get music like this often anymore

  • Zone6ATL

    Simply put... CLASSIC!!!!