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...
A couple selections from the two best rap records I've heard so far this year: "Children of the World" appears on the the new free, self-produced mixtape from Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T., and "Blastit" is taken from the self-released, self-titled EP from Seattle's Shabazz Palaces (Ishmael Butler, formerly of Digable Planets):
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