In a era where most of the rap music from the South is loud and aggressive, Big K.R.I.T. comes off as a quiet giant.  There are rarely any noisy synths in his songs; K.R.I.T.’s tracks usually are full of old-school soul samples and almost obsolete instruments like saxophones, guitars and trumpets.

He sounds like he’s from a different era. He sounds nothing else that’s on the radio.

Maybe that’s why there is a lack of buzz around K.R.I.T.’s upcoming solo debut album, Live From the Underground.

Trust when we say it’s not because of the quality.

The album, which drops this upcoming Tuesday, officially gets the stamp of approval as being one of the better LPs to be released this year.

Being that we’re feeling the album, we want to make sure our guy gets the proper push.

For the few who might not be hip to Big K.R.I.T., we decided to dedicate a post telling you who exactly King Remembered In Time is.

K.R.I.T.’s Musical Style Comes From His Childhood

Growing up in Meridian, Mississippi, Big K.R.I.T. was around all types of music. This included the standard type of rap folks around his way listened to — UGK, Outkast, Scarface and Tupac, to name a few — but also the blues and jazz that his grandmother had around the house. In an interview with BestOfNewOrleans, K.R.I.T. explained it best:

“Just being able to get a wide variety of music growing up is what really helped me create my sound. Even drum samples, sampling and understanding (drum machine Roland TR-808) kick drums, and tempos.”

via: globalgrind