While his major–label debut “Live from the Underground” wasn’t the commercial or critical success that many hoped it would be, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. has redeemed himself with his latest work, “Cadillactica”. While he’s a solid producer himself, he enlisted some outside production this time from talents like DJ Dahi, Jim Jonsin & DJ Khalil, and it paid off dividends. His Southern flair shines throughout, especially on “My Sub Pt. 3” and “Mo Better Cool”. All of the guest features, especially Rico Love and Bun B, add to the experience. Big K.R.I.T. may not have the name recognition that his contemporaries like Drake, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar have, but “Cadillactica” is good enough to throw his hat back into the ring.

Grade: A-

Download: “Pay Attention”

Sounds best when: Biking down Spruce and not using the pedals


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