— Southern lyricist, Big K.R.I.T., has announced the release of his fourth studio album, given us an official release date, and has dropped the album’s first single, “K.R.I.T. Iz Here”.
Back in 2010, Big K.R.I.T.dropped his breakout mixtape,K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, to critical acclaim and was instantly placed on the radar of many avid underground Hip-Hop fans. Now, 9 years later, Big K.R.I.T. has announced that his next studio album will be titled K.R.I.T. Iz Here.
K.R.I.T. Iz Here will be Big K.R.I.T.’s first album since his 2017 double LP, 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time, but it seems that this will be well worth the wait. Not only will the album’s source of inspiration encourage Big K.R.I.T. to bring his A-game, but he’s already given us a glimpse of what we can expect with his first single, “K.R.I.T. Here”.
The Camper-produced single plays perfectly to K.R.I.T.’s southern roots with smooth Gospel-like background vocals and instrumentation. As far as the lyrics go, K.R.I.T. declares his official arrival as he discusses topics like self-elevation and appreciation, independence, and more.
K.R.I.T. Iz Here is set to drop on June 12th. Until then, check out the cover art, created by Mihailo, Steven Othello, and Sig, as well as the full “K.R.I.T. Here”track, above.
— Dreamville signees, Bas and J.I.D, have finally teamed up on a record and drop “Fried Rice” just as the summer begins to heat up.
With Bas and J.I.D both earning a spot on J.Cole’s Dreamville roster as 2 of the hottest young rappers in Hip-Hop right now, it’s only right that we get a few dope collabs out of them. While they’ve previously appeared on “Can’t Call it” along with J. Cole and Earthgang, their latest release, “Fried Rice”, is the first time we’ve seen the duo on a song without anyone else. Well, now that we’re here and the early listeners have spoken, there are no clear signs of disappointment.
The KQuick-produced track starts off with a sonically distorted intro/chorus performed by Bas just before he gets into his first verse and proclaims to have “the city up under the wing like it’s fried rice”. J.I.D later enters with his signature wordplay and fast raps as he dissects the beat with surgical precision.
A few months ago, “Fried Rice” was seen on a tentative tracklist during a livestream of the Revenge of the Dreamers III sessions. This has lead many to believe that it will be featured on the upcoming project, but there has been no such confirmation so far.
Check out the full track above and be prepared for a damn good summer from the Dreamville camp.
— Following the release of his first #1 album, Igor, Tyler the Creator has now announced the dates of his official Igor tour featuring Jaden Smith, Goldlink, and Blood Orange.
In case you hadn’t heard yet, Tyler the Creator recently released his fifth studio album, Igor, and has been receiving high praises for it. Not only did Igor debut at number one on the Billboard 200 (making this his first #1 album), but, since he produced the entire album himself, he is the first solo rapper to secure a #1 album without any co-production or outside producer credits. Now, Tyler will be taking advantage of this incredible outpour of support by heading on a 34-date tour throughout North America aside from his 3-day stretch at London’s O2 Brixton Academy.
The tour will kick off on August 30th as Tyler headlines Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festivaland will close with Houston’s October 26th show. As for opening acts, Goldlink will be featured on all tour dates, while Jaden Smith and Blood Orange will offer support for all September and October shows respectively.
Tickets go on sale this Friday on the Golf Wangofficial website.