Live from the Underground

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Live from the Underground
KRIT Live form the underground.jpg
Studio album by Big K.R.I.T.
Released June 5, 2012
Recorded 2010–2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 58:28
Label
Producer
Big K.R.I.T. chronology
4eva N a Day
(2012)4eva N a Day2012
Live from the Underground
(2012)
King Remembered in Time
(2013)King Remembered in Time2013
Singles from Live from the Underground
  1. "Money on the Floor"
    Released: October 24, 2011
  2. "I Got This"
    Released: March 21, 2012
  3. "Yeah Dat's Me"
    Released: May 20, 2012
  4. "What U Mean"
    Released: July 29, 2012

Live from the Underground is the debut studio album by American rapper and record producer Big K.R.I.T.. It was released on June 5, 2012, by Cinematic Music Group and Def Jam Recordings.[1] As one of the executive producers on the album, Big K.R.I.T. did the production work for the entirety of the project. The album was supported by four singles: "Money on the Floor", "I Got This", "Yeah Dat's Me" and "What U Mean".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.8/10[2]
Metacritic78/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
AllHipHop8.5/10[5]
The A.V. ClubB–[6]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[7]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic3/5[10]
Spin8/10[11]
XXL4/5[12]

Live from the Underground received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 78, based on 23 reviews.[3] Spin named the album the eleventh best hip hop album of 2012.[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 41,000 copies in the United States.[14] As of August 2012, the album sold 83,000 copies in the United States.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Big K.R.I.T.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."LFU300MA (Intro)"Justin Scott2:13
2."Live from the Underground"Scott3:40
3."Cool 2 Be Southern"Scott3:22
4."I Got This"3:22
5."Money on the Floor" (featuring 8Ball & MJG and 2 Chainz)4:07
6."What U Mean" (featuring Ludacris)3:56
7."My Sub (Pt. 2: The Jackin')"Scott4:11
8."Don't Let Me Down"Scott2:57
9."Porchlight" (featuring Anthony Hamilton)3:48
10."Pull Up" (featuring Big Sant and Bun B)
4:01
11."Yeah Dat's Me"3:25
12."Hydroplaning" (featuring Devin the Dude)4:01
13."If I Fall" (featuring Melanie Fiona)Scott2:56
14."Rich Dad, Poor Dad"Scott3:06
15."Praying Man" (featuring B.B. King)Scott4:21
16."Live from the Underground (Reprise)" (featuring Ms. Linnie)Scott4:53
Total length:58:28

Sample credits

  • "I Got This" contain samples of "Theme of Foxy Brown" performed by Willie Hutch.
  • "My Sub (Pt. 2: The Jackin')" contain samples of "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" performed by Indeep.
  • "Porchlight" contain samples of "Say Yeah" performed by Commodores.
  • "Yeah Dat's Me" contain samples of "Across 110th Street" performed by Bobby Womack and Peace.

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Live from the Underground adapted from AllMusic.[16]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[17] 5
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[18] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[19] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live From The Underground / [Explicit]: Big Krit: Music". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Live From The Underground by Big K.R.I.T. reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Live from the Underground by Big K.R.I.T. Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Archived from the original on December 19, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Jeffries, David (2012-06-05). "Live from the Underground – Big K.R.I.T." AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  5. ^ K1ng Eljay (2012-06-04). "Album Review: Big K.R.I.T's "Live From The Underground"". AllHipHop. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  6. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (2012-06-05). "Big K.R.I.T.: Live From The Underground". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  7. ^ "Album Review: Big K.R.I.T. – Live from the Underground". Consequence of Sound. 2012-06-08. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  8. ^ Kyle Anderson (2012-05-23). "Live From the Underground review – Big K.R.I.T. Review". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  9. ^ Jon Dolan (2012-06-05). "Live From the Underground". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  10. ^ "Big K.R.I.T. – Live From The Underground (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  11. ^ Reeves, Mosi. "Big K.R.I.T., 'Live From the Underground' (Island Def Jam)". Spin. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  12. ^ "Big K.R.I.T., Live From The Underground". XXL. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  13. ^ Best Music 2012 (2012-12-11). "Big K.R.I.T. – Live From the Underground (Def Jam) – SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2012". Spin. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  14. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-06-13). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/10/2012". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  15. ^ Paine, Jake (2012-08-15). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/12/2012". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  16. ^ "Live from the Underground – Big K.R.I.T." AllMusic. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Big K.R.I.T. Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  18. ^ "Big K.R.I.T. Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  19. ^ "Big K.R.I.T. Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2017.