Live From The Underground

Album: Live From The Underground (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track from Mississippi Hip-Hop musician and record producer Big K.R.I.T.'s debut studio album, which was released June 5, 2012. K.R.I.T. explained to The Boombox, that the title primarily reflects his belief that he still has "the same hunger and passion when I first started doing music." He added: "Also the kind of music that I've been creating, the soul and the feel, sometimes it's from a totally different planet, when you think of mainstream music, and for me, it's just about bringing that sound and that quality to a realm that where you consider it mainstream, and you can decide whether you like it or not. It's primarily surrounded around keeping that same grit and that same feel I had when I first started making music."
  • K.R.I.T. told Complex magazine about the song. He explained: "I am one of them people that feel strongly about having a track that sums up the entire album. If I am going to name my album Live From The Underground, I am going to need a 'Live From The Underground' record that kind of helps you understand the vibe and the groove and the a pacemaker at the same time. To kind of get the whole album going, that's really what it was."

    "It's actually taken from a record that I did maybe a year and a half ago that I didn't finish," he continued. "Jonny Snipes was recording me writing to this beat that I made. He's like, 'Yo, just spit it in the camera real quick.' I spit the hook and the verse-and from that point, I picked up with the record and finished it."

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