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Mixtape Mini-Reviews: Cassie, Big K.R.I.T.

This week saw the release of two mixtapes in particular that are worth your attention. Here’s a quick review of each: RockaByeBaby by Cassie and King Remembered In Time by Big K.R.I.T.   Cassie – RockaByeBaby (Bad Boy Records) 3.5 Stars Since her 2006 Ryan Leslie-produced breakout “Me & U,” Cassie has managed to keep herself in the spotlight for seemingly everything but her music. Singles failed to chart, no […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 6.8.12)

Looking for some of the week’s best hip-hop tracks? Look no further—we have it all here, in this week’s edition of Weekly Mixtape.   Big K.R.I.T., “Live From the Underground” This track serves as both sonic and thematic introduction to Big K.R.I.T.’s studio debut of the same name. Atop a slinking, low-riding beat, Krizzle lays out his commitment to the Dirty South’s underground hip-hop scene, and the cash he intends […]


Big K.R.I.T., “Live From the Underground” – Album Review

Def Jam Records (2012)

It would be harder to fault Big K.R.I.T. for playing it close to the chest if the man hadn’t insisted on tempting fans with intimations of a rich conceptual imagination. Coming as it does on the heels of several increasingly confident releases, Live From the Underground winds up flirting, teasing and dropping hints, but never quite embracing the hermetic tendencies that have distinguished the Mississippi-based MC. Via mixtapes R4: The […]


Hip-Hop Summer Album Preview: Part 1

The summer just got better. Why? Because now you have these killer hip-hop releases to look forward to. Today we’ll take a look at June, with further installations for July and August to come.   June 5: Big K.R.I.T., Live From the Underground Not only has Big K.R.I.T. proven that the historical exclusivity of nuance and Southern Rap is a matter of preference rather than necessity, but he’s managed to […]