Today In Hip-Hop: Big K.R.I.T. Releases ‘Live From The Underground’ Debut
On this day, June 5, in hip-hop history…
2012: Mississippi hip-hop artist Big K.R.I.T. released his highly anticipated debut album, Live From The Underground. The album, distributed by Def Jam and Cinematic Music Group, was released on the heels of his critically acclaimed mixtape, Return Of 4Eva. Live From The Underground debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with 41,000 copies sold in the first week, and his album came in at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the Rap Albums chart. It also received stellar reviews from music critics.
Live From The Underground, masterfully produced entirely by Big K.R.I.T. himself, showcased both his unique rhyming and producing abilities. The album also took listeners back to a classic era of Southern hip-hop—one ruled by legends such as Scarface, OutKast, 8Ball & MJG and UGK. Since the release of his debut album, Big K.R.I.T. has dropped a new mixtape, King Remembered In Time, and announced a collaborative mixtape with Shady Records artist Yelawolf.—Chisom Uzosike