Live Music

Big K.R.I.T

When: Fri., July 10, 9 p.m. 2015

In 2011, the King Remembered in Time dropped Return of 4Eva, a mixtape that accidently referenced Chick Corea while proving K.R.I.T.’s status as a predominant Southern rapper. On the monstrous 21-song effort, K.R.I.T. combines the cannabutter smoothness of Houston’s Devin the Dude with the extraterrestrial energy of Outkast. Most impressively, Big K.R.I.T. produced the entire thing himself, morphing the brilliant vocal sampling of J Dilla with heavy Southern trap and undertones of 808. His new album, 2014’s Cadillactica, was produced primarily by the King himself, featuring Raphael Saadiq, Beyoncé producer Jim Jonson and Nicki Minaj producer Alex da Kid.