Big K.R.I.T. – Bigger Picture

Talking to my frat brother one day, he asked me had I checked out some albums & mixtapes that had recently dropped. I told him that some of the joints that I would be listening to soon were Talib Kweli‘s Prisoner of Conscious and Big K.R.I.T.‘s King Remembered In Time. I spoke with him a few days later and he asked me what did I think of the K.R.I.T. mixtape. I responded that I wasn’t as thrilled about this one as I was about some of his earlier mixtapes, but I did go on to tell him of all the tracks on it my absolute favorite hands down was Bigger Picture. When I first heard it I must have played it back 4 or 5 times just to keep hearing all that was encompassed within the song. I was mesmerized by the sample that was used. The production that accompanied the sample. The lyrics that were carefully intertwined with the production. The delivery that was used to relay the lyrics to the listener. The visual that was provided while listening to the delivery from the musician. All of it made me say that I would use this track here at 3GW and maybe even in one of my DJ mixes. What made grin from ear to ear when I was browsing the web and came across a post about this song was that K.R.I.T. decided to make a video for it. It may not mean much, but for me that gave me some sense of validation that I wasn’t the only one that thought the song was dope. I won’t tell the story about the video or what it’s supposed to mean. I’ll let you watch it and form your own opinions of that. But, if you have some time, stop and check out the song without the video. Listen to the story and the constant request from the rapper. Perhaps we will all be lucky enough to find that one person who sees that bigger picture we are speaking of or just helps us paint it in its entirety .

Supreme Soul

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Click here to view video of Big K.R.I.T.’s Bigger Picture

Hip Hop For Your Father’s Day

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Since I’m stuck at work and forced to be here the entire Father’s Day, I decided to post 2 hip-hop tracks that have their own takes on what fatherhood is like. They sound different in comparison to one another, but I still think they are fitting for today and for this post. I won’t go into great detail about each of them. Just know that one comes from hip hop guru Nas and features his father Olu Dara. The other from Big K.R.I.T. who decides to pay homage to his father in his track. Both poetic and timeless in their own way, and each can give you a reason to enjoy Father’s Day with your own or that special father-like figure. Enjoy and thanks for supporting 3GW. 

– Supreme Soul

Nas – Bridging The Gap feat. Olu Dara

Big K.R.I.T. – Rich Dad, Poor Dad