With the double-disc 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time, Big K.R.I.T. has delivered what has been the consensus for the best album of his career, and one of the year’s top creative achievements. It didn’t come easy though: it took leaving his major label deal with Def Jam, time out of the spotlight, and surviving a bout with depression. In a conversation with REVOLT, Big K.R.I.T. talked about the sacredness of creativity, his favorite sub, and how he keeps the devil off.
A standout lyric on the album...
Why don’t we give more recognition to the 8 Mile soundtrack in the canon of great Eminem projects?
We know The Slim Shady LP is Eminem’s triumphant, game-changing introduction to most of the world, where his fantastical shock value rhymes made him a star. The Marshall Mathers LP was Em at the peak of his powers, dropping dizzying rhymes over a sound that was growing increasingly more mainstream. The Eminem Show, to many, was the final great album of his career, the last to truly show his grea...
"I was able to flush out the man-made problems I was having and just really get in touch with my spirit. You just gotta quiet yourself down sometimes,"
"First Day Out" is Detroit-centric, mentioning streets and slang that only Detroiters would know.
Terrace Martin talks about him and Kendrick Lamar's future smash with Rihanna, the decision to make Damn a contemporary rap album, and what Kendrick has in common with Herbie Hancock.
Always "Striving For Perfection."
“Ross is right up there with Hov and Ye. Same skill set, if you will."
Joey Badass won’t give up on his relentless pursuit of the American dream—even as a crooked system drops barriers in his path.
After forgiving himself for failing to follow his creative instincts, the Detroit rapper has decided he knows what's best.
It's a pick so late to the game that it feels more like a slight than an achievement.
Chance The Rapper is the latest leader, but he's far from the only innovator in hip-hop this year.
“Music allowed me to express myself, write my words down, share with other people, connect with other people. It’s just a whole ‘nother energy,”
While it's tough to categorize Quelle Chris' blend of music, the rapper/producer has a style you have to hear.
Stik Figa hails from Topeka, Kansas, a city known more for the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which led to desegregation, than any hip-hop icons.