Big K.R.I.T. is truly one of the best rap artists out right now. He showed that last night at Forecastle Festival. Putting his heart and soul into every lyric he uttered and truly speaking his mind through his music. You can’t find that at too many rap shows nowadays. He even came out a few minutes early which that has NEVER happened at a rap show I’ve been at.
You could see the fire in his eyes from the start. He drove through his whole catalog of music from old hits such as “Rotation” and “Country Shit” to new hits such as “Mt. Olympus” and “My Sub Pt.3”. With the audience jumping and flailing around and shouting the lyrics right back at him you could tell it was influencing K.R.I.T. to go harder. You could see the sweat pouring off his face and flying off of him as he jolted around the stage. I’m not for sure if it was because he was rapping his ass off or if that it was in the mid eighties with very high humidity.
Touching on every album/mixtape he has out right now, Big K.R.I.T. even added an amorous vibe to the audience with “Let Me Fuck Your Brains Out” and “Pay Attention”. Saying “I’m just trying to help y’all fellas out right now”. Over all he just seemed really comfortable on stage and delighted to be performing in the South.
There was also a guest appearance. Big K.R.I.T. brought out one the rappers he listened to growing up, Talib Kweli. Talib performed his classic song “Get By”. He was in Louisville because he was performing later that night at the Mercury Ballroom as a part of Forecastle’s late night series.
K.R.I.T. broke down near the end of the concert into “The Vent”, dedicating it to “Whoever knows someone who is going through a struggle”. He has to be one of the most humble rappers. He continuously mentioned throughout his show how grateful he was to all the fans that support him and his music. At the end of the show he ran down to the end of the gate by the stage, then walked down the entire row of metal gates and thanked everyone that was lined up, shook their hands, and took pictures with them. You could just tell how sincere the man was.
We finally have a date for the long anticipated debut album of Houston rapper Travi$ Scott. His debut album “Rodeo” will be coming out on September 4th. Scott made the announcement at a show in New York City.
Below you can see the video uploaded to Instagram of the rapper announcing the date. Hopefully this date will stick and the album won’t endure any setbacks as most rap albums fall victim to nowadays.
Birdman and Young Thug were named in an indictment stemming from a shooting at a Weezy tour bus back in April. The beef between Bidrman and Weezy has reached an all time high. This pretty crazy considering Young Thug apparently squashed his beef with Weezy just a few days ago.
The shooter “Jimmy Winnfrey” names Birdman, Young Thug and third person as conspirators to murder Lil’ Wayne on his tour bus in Cobb County, Georgia. While the only arrest in the case has been Mr. Winfrey the police say that they are looking at Birdman and Young Thug as possible suspects as well. Neither has been arrested at this point.
Check back as we get more information on this story.
Will Outkast really end up on Stone Mountain beside the carvings of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee? Probably not, but it won’t hurt to sign the petition. Started by Mack Williams on Moveon.org the petition now has almost 2,000 signatures. Even if the number of signatures required is meet I feel like the government isn’t going to go for this idea. Although I think it would add some flavor to the dull looking monument.
His explanation behind the petition draws from both comedic and serious aspects. Williams mentions that the monument highlights a regrettable time in the history of Georgia and also that Georgia needs more monuments recognizing the acts of great Georgians. He doesn’t wish to alter or destroy what is already craved into the monument, just add Daddy Fat Stacks and Three Stacks riding in a Cadillac. Williams thinks that Big Boi and Andre in the cadillac would just add to the confederate generals on horses. Who wouldn’t want see that?
The petition has even got an endorsement from half of Outkast. Big Boi retweeted a link of the petition on twitter along with a thumbs up emoji. Below is an artists rendering of what the monument would look like if Outkast were really added to it.
Yelawolf has announced the very first SlumFest! It is going to take place in Nashville, Tn on September 19th. It’s also accompanied by the Devils Pass bike run. The Bike run will go through four cities before finally stopping in Nashville, Tn on the 19th for SlumFest.
Below you can see a flyer for the festival with the full lineup on it. Some of the bigger acts include Bubba Sparks,Yelawolf, andRittz. It looks like it is going to be a crazy time because so many genres of music are gonna be at this festival. It will include mainly rap with some metal and outlaw country thrown in there too.
We hope to see y’all out there September 19th!
Well we know the tracklist now for DS2. It looks like Drake is the lone feature on the mixtape. Coming in at 18 tracks this is a good chunk of music.
The mixtape is just two days away from being released now so we wait have to wait much longer to hear it. Hopefully it lives up to the quickly ignited hype. You can check out the tracklist below
1. Thought It Was A Drought
2. I Serve the Base
3. Where Ya At feat. Drake
5. Lil One
6. Stick Talk
7. Freak Hoe
9. Slave Master
10. Blow A Bag
12. Rich $ex
13. Blood On The Money
14. Trap Niggas
15. The Percocet & Stripper Joint
16. Real Sisters
17. Kno The Meaning
18. F*ck Up Some Commas