We had a chance to catch one of our favorite musicians in San Francisco about a month back, and happily had our camera in tow. Big K.R.I.T. is the Mississippi bred rapper who has been making a lot of noise lately with his latest release, “Live from the Underground”.
Prior to his latest release, Krit has been heavy in the mixtape game and enjoyed success with popular songs featuring everyone from Wiz Khalifa to Ludacris. The SF date was part of the first leg of Krit’s national tour, and definitely showed off why the young rapper is catching so much critical acclaim. The musician who is well known to be both a great rapper and producer further showed and entered “trifecta” brilliance with his live show. Krit entertained the masses with a great DJ in Clark Kent, as well as interacted in waves with the crowd, even allowing some in the front row to sing hooks to some of his hits….and get this, no boggled backing vocals on the record , as some rappers seemingly love to use in this day and age. All in all, Krit’s street styled rhymes sonned from Dirty South pioneers such as UGK, and other southern favorites blend tremendously with songs of the underground hip hop life favored by so many hip hop purists to create and form the next big rap superstar…and we are just fine with that.
Shouts out to OG of Luxury Mindz fam who is currently on tour filming a documentary on KRIT, we will be posting the three part documentary in an upcoming blog.
All photos courtesy of Marc and Airica for Mofoz Visualz
Hopped in a van with Austin’s hometown hero, Phranchyze and crew to New Mexico, which was the first of 3 dates he opened up for West Coaster and rap superstar,Snoop Dogg.Albuquerque to Lubbock to Austin. It was awesome……Heres some pictures of the first 2 dates as proof. enjoy.
Snoop Dogg performing in Lubbock.
Snoop’s dancers getting it in.They were mostly too fast for the lens, but i snapped a few shots during some of their slower moves.
Snoop Doggying it. Snoop went through a great set including classics from The Chronic and Doggystyle.
Most player mic in the game…rappers, step your mic game up.
Phranchyze performing in Lubbock. Phran recieved a great response from the Lubbock crowd. Fans chanted his name after the set and wanted an encore after he freestyled a bit about the city and college sports teams.
Here’s some street art from Albuquerque..sweet lines.
Phranchyze in Albuquerque getting the crowd quite krunk.
Lupe Fiasco and Erykah Badu killing it at the BET Hip Hop Awards performing “Words I Never Said”. Lupe puts on an emotional performance in part to the current Occupy movement in which Lupe nods to with his #Occupy t-shirt. Burka-clad Erykah Badu further sets the mood and lends her amazing vocals to the song.
A night of Hip Hop with a house party vibe…just like the good ole days.
Enjoy some of Austin’s most prolific hip hop acts such as Phranchyze, Dubb Sicks, Crew 54, Jaysin and Muggsy Flows of The Word Association and hip hop band CO Jack Crew ( feat Khalil formerly of Breakfast Club Crew)…all this and the homie DJ Rock Well holding down turntable duties.
This event will start at 9pm and go on til it stops….some say it never stops.
Complimentary Refreshments and BYODrinks. 2801 Manchaca pretty much where S.Lamar meets (located behind Far Out Furnishings)
Preferred $5 donation to benefit the non-profit venue/art space South Austin Soul