Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. will play The Orange Peel on Wednesday, September 12. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day of show.
Last month, I reviewed K.R.I.T.’s debut Live From the Underground for your life amplified, calling it the first great hip-hop album of 2012. Asheville doesn’t lure many MCs to town, but when one of K.R.I.T.’s caliber comes along, it’s worth taking note.
My favorite Live From the Underground track is “Praying Man,” featuring an unlikely but brilliant collaborator in B.B. King. It’s a little slow and not entirely indicative of K.R.I.T.’s style, but is a must-listen. A more upbeat and still lyrically sharp choice is “If I Fall.” Check it out below: