Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big K.R.I.T.

There's something to be said about Mississippi rap. It's very distinct, it has a sense of place, an almost swampy feel to it. Newcomer Big K.R.I.T. has achieved a lot in a short time. He was almost unheard of in 2009 and since then has released a successful free mixtape that has received much critical praise. What's interesting about K.R.I.T. though is he doesn't seem to be in a hurry to become mainstream. This may turn out to be very beneficial for him, several rappers who have released impressive free online mixtapes have not been as impressive on the main circuit. Take for instance Wale, who's free Seinfeld inspired Mixtape About Nothing was seen as groundbreaking and showed much promise, yet less than a year later his major label release Attention Deficit was a commercial flop and critically lambasted.  It almost seems like something happens that when a hip-hop artist is discovered. Someone or something gets a hold of them and sucks their creative edge away. For the meantime Big K.R.I.T seems comfortable in his new found popularity in the indie hip-hop scene, and is perfectly fine remaining in the underground for a little while at least.

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