EDIT: Apologies, this poll includes a Cunninlynguists track actually produced by Kno; the production discography I read incorrectly credited K.R.I.T.
Since Ludacris’ new K.R.I.T.-produced single “What You Smoking On” is days or hours away from leaking to the internet, I figured it would be a good time to do a K.R.I.T. production poll. This isn’t intended to be comprehensive and I tried to choose particular 2011 highlights. I skipped a few average tracks like his beats for DRG and Fat Pimp, and intentionally avoided “Happy Birthday Hip Hop” which, aside from having a horrible song title, has verses from my least favorite critically-acclaimed rapper Yelawolf, who IMO hasn’t had a great single since (Jim Jonsin-produced) “Go Crazy” last year. Hopefully his recent single with the Kid Rock feature will push more people into my camp on this one. FYI to the “Other” voters, K.R.I.T. did not produce the song he did with The Roots. But that song is kinda ehh anyway.
I included two tracks from K.R.I.T.’s solo record from this year, “Time Machine,” because it was a single, and “King’s Blues,” because it was my favorite and no one ever talks about it. I haven’t decided what I’m voting for yet & I don’t want to prejudice the outcome, ha. I’d like to draw particular attention to the CunninLynguists track which is actually pretty hot; too bad about the chorus. Also, obviously the Cham track is a flip of the “Da Summa (Remix)” sample, but I think he does a nice job with an established classic.
I think K.R.I.T.’s production has really stepped up since the “Country Shit” days, it’s good to see him evolve.
T.I. – I’m Flexin feat. Big K.R.I.T.
Big K.R.I.T. – Money on the Floor feat. 8ball, MJG and 2 Chainz
Fat Trel – Bitchez Started Klokkin
Big K.R.I.T. – Time Machine
Freddie Gibbs / Alley Boy – Rob Me a …
Jackie Chain – Parked Outside feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.
Smoke DZA – On the Corner feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.
Chamillionaire – Chandelier Ceiling
CunninLynguists – Murder (Act II) feat. Big K.R.I.T.
Big K.R.I.T. – King’s Blues