Saturday, June 29, 2013

Big K.R.I.T. and Action Bronson headline at the Middle East

Thursday evening in Boston, people wrapped around the Mass Ave block waiting to see Queens rapper Action Bronson and the king remembered in time Big K.R.I.T. The show sold out days before the actual concert and the place was packed with hip hop heads rocking to Biggie, Wu-Tang and Hov. Action Bronson took the stage first and had the Middle East basement jumping performing hit after hit from his Blue Chips mixtape as well as his verse on "1 Train". AB dapped up the crowd and moved around the venue. His performance was live and he really pumped up the crowd for KRIT.

Bronson left the crowd on a high and Big KRIT elevated that energy to a totally different level. Magically, KRIT was able to perform some of his more upbeat hits such as "Sookie Now" off of Return of 4eva and "What You Mean" off of his debut album Live From the Underground. He turned the crowd all the way up but then was able to dive even deeper in his set by performing some of his reflective tracks. "REM," "Money on the Floor, "Only One" and "Multi Til the Sun Die" are so honest and relatable that the crowd just went crazy. One of the reasons I love KRIT so much is that he speaks truth. His songs connect to real life, real problems, real thoughts and in such a genuine way it feels like he understands my struggle.

I was so glad to have been able to express to KRIT how much his songs mean to me. And just as genuine as his performance was, he was just as humble in person. A true King, I'm hoping with this next album he'll get the respect and recognition he deserves. If you haven't already, purchase his album Live from the Underground and download his latest EP K.R.I.T. (King Remembered in Time.)

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