Just look at the features on this track. That’s all I got to to say. Download the track here.
» February 14 – Miami, FL @ Bank United Center
» February 15 – Gainesville, FL @ Stephen C. O’Connell Center
» February 17 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
» February 18 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
» February 21 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
» February 22 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
» February 24 – Tallahassee, FL @ Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
» February 25 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
» February 27 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
» February 28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
» March 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» March 2 – Arlington, TX @ College Park Center
» March 4 – Tuscon, AZ @ Tucson Arena
» March 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Galen Center
» March 8 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
» March 10 – San Jose, CA @ Event Center
» March 11 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Drizzy is visiting stages across North America with his buddies A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar before heading over to Europe. I’m hitting up his show on February 22.
All 10 slots have been announced. Here they are:
9. Wiz Khalifa
8. Big Sean
7. Meek Mill
5. Lil Wayne
4. Nicki Minaj
3. Kanye West
1. Rick Ross
Unfortunately, conscious rapping is very near to it’s death. Back in the 90’s, it strived through Pac, Nas, KRS-One, and, quite frankly, most of the popular rappers. Now, the conscious raps are dwindling down, near to extinction. Sure a few artists are keeping it alive: Nas is still going, Lupe Fiasco is always good for a worldly rap, and Phonte is one of the best at this stuff. But most rappers take the materialistic route these days (i.e. Young Money). However, Big K.R.I.T.’s latest song is a great example of modern conscious rap.
The only King Remembered in Time drops bars about the injustices of the hood, the “trash” on T.V., religion, and more, over the Just Blaze-produced Drake track “Lord Knows” beat. It’s ironic that he gives us this conscious rap over one of the best mainstream beats. The second lines of the song says it best:
“The same game they claim they killing, I’m breathing life in that”
Listen & download the song here.
Check out RapGenius’s lyrical breakdown of the song here.