Flashback Friday: Big K.R.I.T. and 112

With two big releases looming from Big K.R.I.T. and 112, I figured today would be perfect to revisit a couple of albums that deserved a bit more respect.

live from the underground

Big K.R.I.T., Live from the Underground (2012)

Big K.R.I.T. has had such a frustrating career. After a phenomenal series of mixtapes, he was set to become rap’s breakout star when he was signed to the venerable Def Jam label. But his major label debut, Live from the Underground, failed to move the needle despite being pretty fantastic. I’m not sure how the world missed out on this one.

Also check out:

“What U Mean”

“Money on the Floor,” featuring 8ball & MJG and 2 Chainz

pleasure and pain

112, Pleasure & Pain (2005)

Most of y’all know this already since I’ve talked about it endlessly – I consider 112’s first three albums as the stuff of legend. But that fourth album? Lawd, we never speak of that one. Lost in the conversation is their fifth release, which is a lot stronger than many give it credit for. A couple of solid singles and some standout album cuts are all it takes to make me a happy reviewer.

Also check out:

“What If”

“Why Can’t We Get Along”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog. 


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