Big K.R.I.T. once offered $1000 and some brownies to anyone that could correctly identify all of the samples on his breakout Wuz Here mixtape (still one of the best rap records of 2010). Here’s a start: Before There Wuz Here (The Excavation) is the Yours Truly-curated look at the inspiration behind the soulful, impossibly obscure source material that K.R.I.T. utilized so seamlessly on the release. Will from Yours Truly explains:

“I asked (K.R.I.T.) to go back to source, to the wax, to those original grooves that he made into something new for his debut. “Before There Wuz Here (The Excavation)” is the product of that exploration, and a rewarding listen inside the process of creation.”

Take a listen to the mixtape and download below:

Big K.R.I.T :: Before There Wuz Here (The Excavation) .zip (64 mb)

Yours Truly will also be releasing an awesome live collaborative EP with Big K.R.I.T. + Grillade in the near future, so keep an eye out for that.

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