Vote – Best Big K.R.I.T. beat in 2011

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

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15 responses to “Vote – Best Big K.R.I.T. beat in 2011

  1. yeah i mean im familiar w/ the original but in hip hop 3-6 basically own that sample. ‘da summa remix’ was one of their big breakthrough records so i dont think you can really use the rick james w/out acknowledging

  2. Parked Outside. I can’t even listen to that song on my headphone in public any more because it makes me bust them Slash in the November Rain video air-guitar moves when I’m standing in queues.

  3. I went with Bitchez Started Klokkin, if only for demonstrating how to do a S&C hook properly after all the more recent attempts (Purple Swags cool but I’m still not sure how much my opinion of it has to do with blondy fronts in the video). It actually reminds me more of the Memphis-style ones, but still.

    I always associated that sample with Devin’s Anything, I heard it first and its still my favourite flip of it.

    One more person in the Yela camp, he has his moments but has always been pretty overrated to me, especially the Trunk Musik tape. I actually prefer Rittz, even though his flows less unique & more rigid and hes often kinda devoid of personality in the same way K.R.I.T. can be.

  4. my bad, i usually only comment when im high and/or really tired, so i dont remember what i wrote til later, then realize it was pointless and rude sounding. its true, the only reason i listened to that rick james album was for that song. (come get it is a great album overall)
    but while im here, i gotta say, i really like berner’s use of it too in hard headed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNbnaVUfE90
    and now i unintentionally reconnected it to big krit, his production on the white album is nice, i only wish he did more of the tracks.

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