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Cheat Sheet: Big K.R.I.T.

Cheat Sheet: Big K.R.I.T.

Who: Big K.R.I.T. (born Justin Scott) is a Mississippi-based producer/rapper whose credits include work for Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and Ludacris. In addition to supplying tracks for these established players, K.R.I.T. has maintained a healthy solo presence, releasing a series of free mixtapes that recently culminated in his signing to Def Jam Records. With a Def Jam debut imminent, Big K.R.I.T. just released what will be his final free mixtape […]


WZRD “WZRD” (self-titled): Album Review

WZRD “WZRD” (self-titled): Album Review

WZRD, a collaboration between Kid Cudi and longtime producer Dot da Genius, owes a debt both to the MGMT school of vowel removal, and the L’il Wayne academy of inadvisable rock albums. There was a strange moment halfway through Kid Cudi’s [URL: http://www.kidcudi.com] 2010 LP Man in the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager wherein Cudi decided to ditch this whole “rap” thing for a minute and try his hand […]


Things Andre 3000 Is Doing Instead of Making Music

Things Andre 3000 Is Doing Instead of Making More Outkast Albums

If we’re not counting the 2005 soundtrack to Idlewild (and I’d really rather not), then it’s been seven years since Outkast released an actual album. I’m not laying this hiatus strictly at the feet of Andre Lauren Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000), but Dre’s finicky attitude toward the grind of live performance certainly had a hand in the duo’s moving on to non-Outkast pursuits. In interviews, Big Boi and Andre 3000 […]


Album Review: Young Jeezy Thug Motivation: 103 Hustlerz Ambition

Album Review: Young Jeezy Thug Motivation: 103 Hustlerz Ambition

Thug Motivation: 103 Hustlerz Ambition, the third full-length from Atlanta MC Young Jeezy, has suffered an unusually troubled genesis. The LP accumulated so many blown release dates that at some point people stopped referring to it simply as an “album” and began shouldering it with the modifier “comeback”. So here we are, in early 2012, with a Young Jeezy comeback album, though it’s unclear where exactly he’s coming back from. […]


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